Chef Daniel Olivella’s South Lamar outpost of his San Fran restaurant Barlata has been wowing the neighborhood with its tapas and paella. The extensive menu is divided into latas, cold plates, hot plates, entrees and paellas. Great finds so far include the octopus-and-potato lata; Swiss chard “Catalana” with pine nuts and raisins; and stunning black squid-ink paella. The cocktails and wine list also impress. The Michael Hsu-designed interior still feels brand-new but will soon acquire more character.
1500 S. Lamar Blvd.; 512-473-2211