The food was delicious. We had tapas, seafood,steak, paella. Very tasty and no crumb left over. Range of drinks was enormous. We tried Spanish brands. Lovely! We had to ask for further drinks, but that was minor. We'll go again.
Fabulous restaurant. Food is fresh, tasty and beautifully presented whether you are ordering tapas or a main meal, service is attentive. Can't recommend it highly enough and look forward to visiting again.
Much more affordable than I thought it would be based on previous reviews. With sharing plates, you don’t need to break the bank! Two of us ordered 4 plates = $63. Very affordable and very authentic. Having spent a lot of time in Spain, this food is the real deal. Do yourself a favour! Homemade Sangria on offer too.
Really amazing food and very well priced. A hidden gem.
Highly recommended. It was very busy but the staff kept up with the orders and service. Food was lovely as was the sangria!
Service is OK, setting has genuine ambience, and food is great. They select several wine choices in the $40 region which are really quite good.
Great spot for share tapas
Absolutely delicious food as always. One of the best suburban restaurants in Melbourne.
Great Spanish dishes
Great food and we love all of our dishes. Large menu so would love to go back and try more. Love their service and decor around the restaurant too. Highly recommended.
An enjoyable evening
It was an amazing meal. The service and food was amazing, however the food was a little bit slow to get out.
Food and service was great!
Great night, food was beautiful and wine was great.
Bar service is always a bit slow, otherwise would have scored higher for service.
Sensational as always. Amazing paella.
Food had no flavour and very oily. Very disappointing.
Amazing food, atmosphere and staff incredibly friendly. This is our second time and it ws even better than the first! The octopus in the caper sauce was incredible and the mixed paella was stuffed full of seafood and so good! Will definitely be back again
Deliciously authentic food! We loved it! Quiet early in the evening but was very lively by the time we left.
Service was good but the atmosphere was not how it was previously.
152 Union Road, 3032, Ascot Vale, Australia
Candlelit tables plus flamenco dancers adorning the walls—what more could you want in Spanish restaurant? Sophisticated yet casual, this romantic gem in Ascot Vale boasts a friendly atmosphere that will transport you to another continent. Andres and Ruth Ruiz-Mesa, the husband-and-wife-team running the show, deliver seasonal comfort food that is traditionally cooked paired with a wide selection of wines. And when it comes to the food, Arcadia Gastronomique isn’t shy about portion sizes, making it a great place for groups to share a bite and a tipple. Quench your thirst with some Sangria before perusing the tapas selections. The salmon carpaccio is mouth-wateringly good, and the haloumi cheese is a local favourite, too. For the main, try the chicken and chorizo paella. For the more adventurous, there’s black paella in squid ink, too. Save some room for dessert when you’re here. The choices are equally difficult, making it essential to pay another visit.
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