We met some good friends for tapas at La Mama on Abbeydale Road a few weeks ago when it was still warm outside. We haven’t been here for a long time but remembered it being great. The atmosphere on a Friday evening was buzzing. With the music, decor and summer warmth with the patio window open, an hour or so in and we felt like we were on holiday abroad.
It’s a South American rather than Spanish tapas restaurant (albeit plenty of similar dishes), so I started off with a classic Pisco Sour cocktail.
Plenty of the menu is gluten free (with clear labelling on the main menu) so there was lots to choose from. We started with an antipasti platter, olives and Manchego. There’s a link to the menu here but I think they change it so it might expire after a while.
So then we had some red wine and got chatting, and I forgot to take pics of the mains. Classic. But we had vegan nachos, green beans with garlic and paprika (they were ace), patatas (or rather Papas) bravas, of course, tortilla and a chorizo stew. It was all fabulous, so we ordered a bit more that we didn’t need. And a second bottle of wine…
I tried the plantain for dessert, which was interesting… I think of plantain more as savoury, but, well, deep fry it and serve it with chocolate sauce and you can’t go too far wrong.
My husband had the more traditional Crema Catalana, which looked great.
And then we rounded it all off with another cocktail. Pandemic? What pandemic? It was so lovely to be out socialising with delicious food in a buzzing atmosphere. Highly recommend this place.
238 Abbeydale Road, Sheffield, S7 1FL