Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Hidden Gem: Sanctuaria Wild Tapas

Located at #4198 Manchester Avenue in The Grove, sits...

I have been meaning to do a Hidden Gem post featuring Sanctuaria for MONTHS, as my accidental stumble into this sexy little tapas/cocktails spot turned out to be a beautiful introduction to one of my favorite local hotspots.

Their website claims: 

Experience Sanctuaria, bringing flavor and atmosphere to you. Sanctuaria is a place where people gather over amazing food, unique cocktails and incredible atmosphere. It's truly a "sanctuary in the city".

Plain and simple- they deliver.

Sanctuaria boasts a cozy, eclectic interior and a fabulous outdoor patio space for summer fun.  Looking for a unique date or Girls Night out spot?  Sanctuaria is it!  The tapas-sized servings allow you the opportunity to go on a true "foodventure" with small bites of numerous items.   Trust me, me the Latin-inspired cuisine and delicious cocktails (created by a trained Mixologist with house made liqueurs and bitters) will leave your taste buds spinning! 

The menu constantly shifts with the seasons and there are new specials DAILY.  Fantastic.

A teeny peek at our latest visit (prepare to drool and leave your diet at the door)...

Above:  Sangria
Above- Bacon Wrapped Dates
Stuffed with Spanish chorizo & pepper jack cheese; served with dipping sauce made of rye whiskey, apple & chipotle 
Above: Spring Mix and Pepper Salad with a fresh Cilantro Basil Vinaigrette
Above: Frita Slider
Traditional Cuban pork & chorizo sliders topped with Monterey Jack cheese & crispy Yukon gold potatoes; served on a Cuban sweet roll & garnished with citrus herb sauce. The chef added an egg to our culinary delight.
Above:  Grilled Lamb Chops on a bed of polenta

 Above:  Havana Bread
Spiced Caribbean cake baked in a vanilla custard topped with Meyer`s dark rum raisin sauce
I can say without hesitation that every single morsel that I have ever put in my mouth at Sanctuaria Wild Tapas was absolute heaven on a plate.  Google the reviews- everyone is raving and with reason.  Run, don't walk, to make reservations and don't forget to check out their amazing Happy Hour specials HERE.

The Nitty...

4198 Manchester- corner of Manchester and Boyle
St. Louis , MO  63110

314 535-9700

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