Sandwiched between the university (ULB) different campus departments is Tapas Y Mas.
A reasonably priced & cheerful restaurant offering of hot & cold tapas (and delicious cocktails). A bright & airy front area leads to a more cosy eating environment in the back (perfect for dates… ask me, I should know!)
I wrote about them a while ago – but since they recently had an interior upgrade, making it more fresh & modern looking, I thought it was a great opportunity to re-write the post and update it with some better images!
The Tapas offered is a mix and match of different European favourites – all home-made and utterly delicious! Tapas prices range between 3.00€ and 5.00€ each. I recommend ordering 3-4 plates per person and hopefully you are with a few people who like to share … giving you an even wider opportunity to taste more!
HIM always (and I do mean always) orders the same 4 dishes:
- Mousakka (4.00€)
- Potato Tortilla (3.90€)
- Boulettes de viande au curry et lait de coco (meatballs with a curry and coconut milk sauce 3.90€)
- Patatas Bravas à l’ail (Fried potatoes with garlic mayo: 3.80€)
While I am inclined to order:
- Poutine (fries with gravy & melted cheese: 5.00€)
- Scampis diaboliques (shrimps with tomato/chilli sauce: 4.00€)
- Something from their specials board… courgette & boursin or a Spanish lentils dish or or or…
You can wash it all down with wine (by the glass or bottle), one of their cocktails or my personal favourite… Sangria (by the glass or the carafe… generally the latter where I am concerned).
Cost wise, you are looking at about 20-30€ per person including drinks. The service is good (probably because we know the owners….) and it is conveniently located. We visit at least once every two months… so if you see us there, smile, nod and raise a glass!
Tapas Y mas!
address: 372 Chaussée de Boondael, 1050, Brussels
telephone: +32 2 640 0025
opening hours: Tuesday – Thursday: 18h30-23h00; Friday & Saturday: 18h30 – 00h00