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“Competent eating house”
Review of Fandango Tapas and Wine Bar - CLOSED

Fandango Tapas and Wine Bar
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: Spanish, Bar
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 7 October 2013

We ate at Fandango in early October on a warm Sunday evening and quite enjoyed it. They don't pretend to be only serving authentic Spanish tapas so diners should not be confused. We had four tapas between two and felt that was adequate. The twice cooked potato wedges hinted at patatas bravas but the prawns with garlic was a poor imitation of gambas al ajillo being smothered with artichoke hearts makng it a wet dish with little flavour of prawn. The calamari however, often a wee challenge for the chef, was excellent without a hint of rubberiness and my belly pork fusion tapa was delicious. Service was prompt though a little confusing as four different waiters tried to take our orders. The food all arrived promptly and hot and priced were ok for Singapore (so a bit high for UK & US customers.

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Thank Pitcorthie
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

Managed to sneak in at 11pm after F1 practice, the meatballs were spectacular and the double fried wedges were excellent. Loved the 3 waiters very attentive great sense of humour and they made the evening memorable so thank you

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Thank travelm858
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

We chose to have dinner over a few places in the complex. Service was good , food served fast and very tasty and excellent Sangrias overall great for a nice balmy Singapore evening

Thank BRJP310852
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Reviewed 27 August 2013 via mobile

Solid Tapas. Could have had a slightly more adventurous menu. Food was good but tortilla was very heavy. Service was attentive and very genuine. We had a good evening

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Thank Gadstrat
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

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For anyone who loves to have a variety of dishes for any meal, the small plates format is your best option. Needless to say i'm a huge fan of Spanish tapas. I recently checked out Fandango Tapas and Wine Bar and enjoyed dining privileges using the Palate card. Located in the heart of Chijmes, Fandango provides a chic yet comfortable place to relax and unwind in the al fresco seating area facing the lawn and the beautiful church. Thankfully, the weather was on our side for some outdoors dining.

I was a little disappointed as our Sangrias were a little diluted. The red wine based ones were stronger though.

Serrano and Manchego ($18) is a good snack to have with some wine. Another option is the Deep Fried Camembert ($17) served with raspberry and Cabernet coulis. I liked the texture of the oozy cheese but the coulis was lacking in texture and too watery for my liking.

The Albondigas ($14), a traditional beef meatballs in a spicy tomato and rosemary sauce was probably my favorite dish of the night. They were juicy, flavorful and simply divine.

The Tortilla a la Espanola ($11) is a classic Spanish potato and onion omelette. It's so hard to find a good one in Singapore and it's really not that easy to make one. Fandango's tortilla kept me going on and on the whole night with its soft potatoes and light onion fragrance. It's good alone but the tangy tomato picante was good with it too.

The Paella de Marisco ($35) wasn't the most traditional that i've tasted. For one, the short grained rice was a little too fluffy for a paella. I was told by Emma, the friendly boss, that it's a spanish grain, though not bomba. Texture aside, i liked the rich seafood broth taste in this one and the seafood were fresh.

Desserts were kinda disappointing for us. Our Chocolate lava cake was overdone the first time round. Despite the molten centre in the second, the chocolate taste was lacking. Ice cream was so so as well.

The signature tiramisu was sorely lacking in espresso and alcohol. It was all cream and frozen chocolate swirls all around. I say skip desserts and stick to the wine and tapas.

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Thank ms-skinnyfat
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