I’ve been wanting to try Baru for sometime now, but it’s always been closed when I’m craving tapas (on Sundays). Well, I finally made it to Baru and I have to admit that I’m a bit sad…sad that I haven’t been here sooner!
It’s a small restaurant with outdoor seating on Magazine St. Perfect on a “cool” evening in New Orleans…
Margarita. Tequila Reposado. Grand Marnier. Agave. Lime Juice. Guiajillo Salt.
Tequenos. Phyllo Stuffed Mozzarella Fingers. Sucro Sauce.
Guacabello. Grilled Portobello. Avocado. Tortilla.
Empanadas de Caraota. Cornmeal Pies. Black beans. Kale. Chihuahua Cheese. Cabbage. Aji.
Ostras Fritas. Cornmeal Crusted Oysters. Cilantro Aioli. Carmelized Onions.
Chuzoes de Entrana. Grilled Skirt Steak. Chimichurri. Bollo.
What a great meal! The meal started off with probably the best margarita I’ve ever had. I am no alchie, at least I don’t think I am, but I can handle my liquor, and this margarita had great flavor and a great kick. I thought I’d at least get an opportunity to try the Sangria, but didn’t get that chance…
Tapas are perfect for meals when you just want a little bit of everything and that’s just what Baru did and they did it so well! My favorites had to be the Tequeños (cheese sticks), Empanadas, and the Steak. My only disappointment would be the Guacobellos, which were lacking a bit of salt and may have been a bit too lime-y for my taste. But considering how delicious all the other dishes were, I can’t wait to come back! Wonderfully crafted cocktails and delicious tapas!
Rating: 4/5 spoons