Located on South Howard, Bulla Gastrobar is a hip and tasty spot for brunch, Friday lunch, cocktail hour and dinner. The vibrant restaurant has a delicious range of Spanish tapas and cocktails that you need to try. Their menus are endless with incredibly reasonable prices. It follows classic tapas style: order a few (or many) smaller plates so everyone can try a wide array of dishes. It’s an especially fun place to hit with friends and family.
Some of their best dishes that you absolutely have to try are their patatas bravas, albóndigas, and croquetas de jamón, and queso fundido. In case you aren’t familiar with these Spanish terms, simply put these are outrageously delicious potatoes, meatballs, and ham croquettes, respectively. Each of these dishes are part of the tapas menu, but also you need to try their paella that is incomparably tasty. For their brunch menu, they offer many of your favorite things from the everyday menu but also feature egg dishes and other breakfast favorites. If you feel as if there are too many things to try, they offer a brunch deal of $27 for a 3-course tasting menu and only $18 for bottomless sangrias and mimosas. This is an offer you cannot refuse, so make sure to catch brunch on the weekends to try all these delicious options.
Their cocktails are equally inventive with different takes on sangria and your classic cocktail combos. Try the Sangria De Cerveza for a light, fruity, summery drink. They also have one of the city’s best frosé for you to down. Make sure to catch their happy hour from 4-7 any day of the week for great deals on these delicious drinks.
One of the restaurant’s best characteristics is what is known as the Luna Lounge. The Luna Lounge is a rooftop bar that is the perfect place to hang out as the sun goes down or on a sunny afternoon. The lounge is open Monday-Thursday from 4 to 10 pm, Friday to Saturday from 4:30 to 1 am, and Sunday from 4:30-10pm. This bar is the perfect place to grab a quick bite to eat and drinks for some good vibes and great tastes.
If you’re hosting a private party any time soon, this is perhaps the best place possible for your guests. If you have up to 20 guests, you can reserve a private room, or the patio will seat up to 24 guests. You can even rent out the Luna Lounge if you have a larger party of up to 105 guests. No matter what fits the vibe of your party, these options all will serve 3 courses and other tapas options.
All in all, this is the place that you want to be if you're looking for a modern, hip, and amazingly delicious restaurant. It's in the heart of Tampa, so it's the perfect place to hit with your out of town friends or to get more connected with your Tampa community.
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