It's Friday the 13th and we decide to tempt fate by trying a new tapas bar. Lulo fuses Latin American and Spanish cuisine's and their menu is simply divided into Tapas and Racion sized dishes - on the night we went there was also a considerable number of specials available.
We opt to try a mix of regular and specials tapas:
Left - cured meats - Jamon, spiced and mild Spanish salamis
Right - boiled prawns wrapped in Jamon with a charred corn salsa (*special)
Left: Beef Albóndigas (*special)
Right: Yucca Fries with Aioli
Albóndigas were very tender and moist and served with a rich tomato based sauce. The Yucca fries were delightful and matched well to the aioli.
Fried Chicken and Almond Spareribs (another of the nights specials) - way better than anything offered by the colonel. The almonds form part of the chicken's coating which make it wonderfully crunchy, it's also well spiced.
We are then presented with the Racion - these are slightly bigger dishes that are also meant to be shared
Slow cooked Beef Spare Ribs
Mixed Mushrooms with Chorizo - another special
Cheese Plate: Fetta in Olive oil, Red Wine Soaked Cheese, Manchego
Churros to share but only if you have too.
Overall, we enjoyed the dishes on offer and the restaurant has a modern feel, which can be best described as Hawthorn's idea of Brunswick street, minus the ferals. Be warned though that the chairs aren't the most comfortable and all the solid surfaces makes quiet conversation almost impossible.
798 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn
Phone: 9818 8321
Monday - Friday: 12pm - 3.30pm and 4.30 - late
Saturday: 5.30pm - late