You can’t miss Curado Bar. With an enviable location, close to the Central station and opposite the Millennium Stadium’s gate 4 on Westgate Street, it’s easy to find your way here.
It’s one of those happy, bustling places which manages to be many things at once.
Day out shopping in Cardiff and need a break? Take a seat at the bar and see what pintxos– small bites inspired by Northern Spain- are on that day.
Working in the city centre? Here’s where you find a welcome change from yet another lunchtime sandwich.
Long day at work? Settle in for Happy Hour.
Night out with friends? Nab an upstairs table and order until the table’s full of empty plates and happy smiles.
Fancy recreating Spanish flavours at home? Browse the deli, or shop online from the range they have built up since 2010. Owners Shumana and Paul founded their import business more than two decades ago, so these shelves are full of produce they have sourced from Spanish suppliers they have worked with for years.
Keen to learn more about wine? Join one of their Meet the Producers guided tastings with winemakers from all over Spain.
The menu is split into easy to navigate sections, with Spanish names and English descriptions. If you can’t decide- and trust us, there’s plenty of choice- then the knowledgeable staff are always happy to recommend something you might like.
Perennial favourites include jamón serrano croquetas; Ibérico pork chargrilled, served pink with padrón peppers and garlic allioli, or tender cheeks from free-roaming Basque Duroc pigs slow-cooked with sweet Pedro Ximénez sherry. You might find yourself tucking in to succulent little chuletillas (milk fed lamb chops), or peeling the shells from huge garlicky red prawns. Or put together your own platter from a list of over twenty meat and cheese options, perhaps. Sweet tooth? We’d recommend giving their turrón dessert a go, the nutty-sweet ice cream doused with a deep boozy kick of PX sherry.
They’ll be keen to recommend wines too: they offer many riojas, but a generous wine list roams far and wide, from Navarra to Priorat via Castilla y León and Galicia to Asturias and the Basque country and everywhere Spanish in between.
Curado Bar isn’t about fussy plating, it’s about delivering flavour in a warm welcoming atmosphere. Whatever you come for, Curado is the kind of place a quick ‘pop in’ can easily and happily stretch into hours.
Facilities & Services: