Having often been described by friends as a ‘true foodie,’ my weekly eating P.O.A is as crucial and carefully planned out as my future wedding. Despite being such a small place, in Gibraltar there really is a restaurant to accommodate every food taste, every mood and every occasion. I often think however, that it is becoming more of a difficulty finding a restaurant menu that genuinely excites me and goes that little bit further to offer something other than the generic. Café Solo, an Italian restaurant situated at Casemates Square makes my sensory receptor go on overload and my taste buds flurry.
The choice is extensive whether you fancy something light like a Cajun Langoustine Salad, enjoying a Garlic Mushroom, Serrano Ham & Thyme Roasted Chicken pizza with friends or indulging in a Lamb Tagine or roasted aubergine, sun-dried tomatoes, balsamic roasted red onions, toasted pine nuts & crumbled goats cheese pasta dish. Café Solo Gibraltar offers a unique blend of traditional and innovative dishes to ensure that you find your perfect choice. No meal is complete without the perfect beverage and Café Solo offers an array of wines from around the globe, speciality beers, soft drinks, freshly brewed coffee roasted and supplied on the rock and even a few cheeky champagnes to ensure that your thirst is quenched in style!
As if not tempting enough, the thing that really makes me tingle in excitement, the reason why Café Solo particularly keeps my sensory receptors on edge is the specials board. Changing daily to offer the likes of Squid and Chorizo Risotto with Red Peppers and Parmesan Cheese and Huevos a la Flamenca (both tried and tested), I make sure that my daily walk to work includes a sneaky peak at what’s on offer for the day.
Always on the go, it is a favourite for many locals and be it a business lunch, mid-week reunion amongst friends, romantic dinner for two, or a family dinner, Café Solo Gibraltar offers a welcoming atmosphere and culinary goodness that makes my stomach rumble just thinking about it!
During those stressful work days when stealing away for an hour is impossible, Café Solo Express situated in Grand Casemates Square (at the bottom of the ICC) as well as Europort always does the trick. It offers a variety of salads and ready-made/ D.I.Y sandwiches and wraps- the Bacon, Brie, Avocado and Spicy Tomato Salsa is my all-time favourite!