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Salud means 'cheers' in Spanish and also, 'good health'. Salud Tapas is the newest restaurant in Malacca, where you can try really authentic Spanish food! You have the option to try the famous dishes of Spain, as TAPAS! Tapas, are small bites with big flavours. Salud Tapas, is a casual tapas bar with a fun atmosphere and has an open kitchen where you can see the chef cooking for you. It is a great place to socialise over drinks and exquisite, authentic Spanish tapas. Salud blends modernity with tradition, with authentic food presented with the modern style, and the decor with different spaces-like the long terrace along the Street, to the open kitchen, to the voluminous bar upstairs, the traditional…
We stopped by by chance one evening and managed to get a table outside (booking recommended). Had a jug of scrumy sangria and a selection of tapas,excellent quality. Very attentive waiting staff, worth a visit.
Ambience and atmosphere are good, but the waiter service is downright bad. Limited selection of wine lists. Food is generally at saltier side.
p/s : The lady owner is courteous and friendly to patrons.
What a treat, for a change of Melaka traditional excellent delicacy’s. Some friends recommended the best in town if you like authentic Spanish food prepared and cooked from the chopping board to your plate in front of you with Chef Breo talking about what he’s...doing for you to enjoy his culinary expertise and the products imported directly from Spain, all paired with an array of wines and other stuffs to enjoy. The super host Maria who’s there to recommend your next dishes and drinks and make sure you’re confortable and Happy. A perfect evening right in the town center between shopping and night live.
IL be back 👏👍🍷More
Everything was ok until at the end of the meal, I had shredded glass pieces in my mouth and bruised my tongue. Yes you read this right. I thought it was some sharp pieces of ice in my sangria as I was finishing my drink...but when I spit it out I realized it was pieces of glass that resembles the glass straw I was drinking from so I checked the straw but no,my straw wasnt broken or cracked. The edges were smooth. I quickly notified the waiter n showed him the pieces and also showed him my straw was not broken in case he thought it was my fault for breaking the straw. Yes, I was annoyed but I did not raised my voice and I asked for the manager prescence as I sensed the waiter's english may not be the best and I thought in this kind of situation the manager should be alerted. He apologised said he would come back to me.i saw him walking to the reception/service area to discuss with the rest but after sometime no one came back to us. Nothing. Fine, we asked for the bill and the bill came with no discount and no apologies from the owner or the manager in sight. It was as though nohing happened and they expect a customer who just got hurt by a piece of glass in their drinks to walk out quietly. I seriously do not know what they expect from us.
I demanded for the manager n yes I raised my voice (in case the owner wants to penalize me for raising my voice . Seriously what to do you expect when you treat your customer in this way?) I'm not going to deny it. Someone showed up but nope he wasn't the lady manager that served us. He was extremely defensive because the first sentence that he said was " this never happened in our restaurant before" what do you mean by that? Yes it is an accident and it happened. What is the point of saying it never happened? The action that you chose is the crucial factor in determining if you care about your customer. I was of course angry because it sort of Implied that I was at fault. I also said how can you expect me to pay for a drink with glass pieces inside and you guys showed no intention of compensating us. We are not trying to be cheap or taking advantage of a free meal. Even if food is horrible I will still pay for it but no I'm not going to pay for a drink which has glass pieces inside ! This is consumer right. He kept saying yes I'm here to say sorry and let's not make it a big deal. There you go guys, tell me if he is not being defensive. The only benefit of doubt I can give is he is not very wise with his choice of words. In the end they took out the price of th glass of sangria. But tbh, nothing they do will change anything as they had been given a chance. The fact that no one came back to apologise when the first feedback was given is already bad enough.an apology which came after a big fuss was made is too late and obviously not sincere. Who the hell in their sane mind doesnt apologise over having objects that bruise your customer's tongue??More
Run by a lovely Spanish couple, great value and good selection of wines. Food was magnificent, accommodated my vegetarian friends with no fuss to create a beautiful paella, on par with best I've had including trips through Spain. My pork was excellent, overall a great...experience, will be back.More
A great space for dinner, events and parties!
They have a great selection of wine, beer and gin from Northwest of Spain. Even their meat are imported from Spain.
If you are looking for a taste of Spain, look no further than Salud Tapas. Highly...recommended to try their Nordes gin n tonic 🤙🤙More
Now you can tell people that Jonker Street is not about Street food or nyonya cuisine only.
Order any pork dish and i am sure it wouldnt disappoint you.
Tapas standard are average, not the best but they are good enough!
We love their drinks...menu with cocktail & wine variety.More
A good and if I am not wrong the only Spanish restaurant in Melaka. My relations ordered a variety of food which was quickly devoured as we were hungry (therefore a lack of photos). We had paella as our main dish with ibico pork. The...atmosphere was good. The salad was refreshing and we had a potatoes dish as well. We had churros for dessert. The service exceptional but mind you the food is not cheap.More
For me, the food we ordered lacked flavour. The tapas & the paella were simply not delicious. And they should be. Or, if they aren’t dishes that the chef really loves cooking, delete them from the menu & focus on the less touristy Spanish cuisine...alternatives that Maria (the charming Spanish manageress) told us was the chef’s forte.
We felt that the prices were too high for what we received. I note many management rebuttals asserting that the cost is fair considering that the produce allegedly comes from Spain. But to be honest, I think the restaurant could source comparable quality & cheaper produce locally, and thereby reduce the prices a bit. Many of the Spanish cheeses I ordered are available in KL - and at a price that would still offer a good margin. So why import them?
I also note restaurant comment that all the seafood is bought fresh, daily. Well I cannot agree that the seafood in my paella was fresh / the prawns were mushy & literally tasteless (as if defrosted). Good, fresh prawns are flavoursome & fabulous - they are what I want in my paella. Along with more garlic, some white wine, more seasoning (a pinch of chilli or chorizo) etc. SALUD’s recipe is unlike any paella I have eaten (or cooked myself) before. And it’s not as good. I hope the restaurant takes this point constructively & adjusts the recipe.
Having debriefed Maria on the above points, she was professional & courteous, and offered us a complimentary dessert.
So, Would I go back? Maybe. But having now read so many of the poor reviews, and seen some pretty unprofessional management responses...I think I’ll steer clear for a while to see if the restaurant attracts plenty of positive reviews over the next few weeks. If it does, I’ll take Maria up on her invitation to give SALUD a second chance.More
Beautiful authentic tapas accompanied by a fantastic selection of beverages with excellent service by Maria and her team. A super evening was had by a large party on a very special event. Couldn’t have asked for a better venue!