I went to Iberico on a Sunday night for a girls night out, we went there to claim a Groupon voucher.The Groupon voucher itself was an attractive deal – 4 choices of Tapas; half a jug of Sangria, Garden Salad and Churros for dessert, all for $39!
The restaurant is located in the Spanish Quarters on Liverpool St, however the entrance to Iberico can be easily missed because the restaurant is located on the second level of the Spanish Club.
The first thing you notice when you walk into Iberico is the atmosphere that the decoration creates- from the gate at the entrance to the shields & large paintings hanging on the walls.
A waiter greeted us on arrival then guided us to our table. But upon sitting down, he advised us that the table we were at was reserved so we changed tables. Strangely though, we were the only customers at Iberico for the course of our meal.
Here’s what we ordered (Groupon deal + extra dishes)
- Chorizo a la Plancha – BBQ Spanish sausage ($12)
- Ceviche – A favourite Latin American dish with blanched prawns, eschalots, avocado, coriander, extra virgin olive oil and lots of lemon ($12)
- Patatas Bravas – Deep fried potatoes with our tasty tomato salsa and aioli ($9.50)
- Bon Bon de Pollo – Chicken bon bon with honey mustard salsa ($11)
- Banderilla de Cordero – Lamb fillet and roast garlic in rosemary stalks with a sherry and lemon dressing ($18)
- Croquetas de Atun – Tuna croquettes ($13)
- Montadito “Vegi” – Basil, sun-dried tomatoes, avocado & Bocconcini cheese on bread dipped in olive oil and pepper ($10)
- Ensalada de la huerta – Garden salad with house dressing ($12)
- Churros con Chocolate – Deep fried lady fingers with white and dark chocolate dipping sauces ($9)
Along with the Sangria from the Groupon deal, we asked for the website advertised “Free Glass of Sangria between 5.30 – 7pm” in which the waiter seemed a bit clueless until we showed him the ad on the website.
The tapas came out promptly and we enjoyed the Spanish music in the background, but overall the food was average but it was good for what we paid.
Our highlights included Banderilla de Cordero (Lamb fillet & roast garlic in rosemary stalks); Patatas Bravas (Deep fried potatoes with salsa & aioli) and Chorizo a la Plancha (Spanish sausage).
Here are the photos, unfortunately the lighting at the restaurant was quite dim, so the photos didn’t turn out that well.
Level 1, 88 Liverpool St. Sydney