A new spot for tapas from the team behind several metro Atlanta restaurants is opening in Marietta next week.
Silla Del Toro is set for a soft opening starting the week of Sept. 16 at 30 S. Park Square NE on the Marietta Square, Tomorrow’s News Today first reported. The restaurant takes over the space previously occupied by Pressed Panini Bar, which closed earlier this year and was owned by Fork U Concepts restaurant group, which is also behind Silla Del Toro.
Alexis Kinsey, who co-owns Fork U with her husband, Scott, told the AJC in an email that a tapas concept has always appealed to the couple. Scott, a chef, started developing the menu last year, and the pair thought the 1,500 square-foot Pressed Panini Bar would be a good size for the new eatery.
“We wanted to do something on a smaller, more intimate scale with a bar/lounge feel with Silla Del Toro,” she said. “Marietta Square is home to all of our restaurant concepts and we are very familiar with the market, and the amazing residents and guests in the area.”
The menu features a variety of tapas including patatas bravas, fried seasoned potatoes with salsa brava ketchup and piquillo aioli; pinchos, marinated skirt steak with Catalan salsa verde and romesco sauce; fried Spanish sardines prepared with lemon, garlic and Spanish olive oil; and albondigas, Spanish-style meatballs in a Mediterranean tomato sauce. Also on offer are a number of charcuterie and cheese board preparations.
On the beverage side, look for a tight selection of Spanish-inspired cocktails, including the Bomboncita made with rum, sherrry, lemon, muscadine and bay leaf and the Flamenco Tune made with vodka, sherry, lime, black cherry, ginger and bubbles.
Feeling creative? Check out the build-your-own gin and tonic, offering a choice of gin (NB, Bar Hill or Mahone), one of three Fever Tree tonics and citrus, herb or spice garnishes.
Silla del Toro also offers an extensive selection of bubbles, red and white wines, sangrias and local and domestic beers.
Kinsey describes the restaurant’s interior as “contemporary and cozy,” with blue and gold accents, Spanish-style tile floors and exposed brick. Silla del Toro’s blue concrete bar can accommodate 12 guests and the dining area will accommodate 45. Minimal seating will be added outside.
In addition to Silla Del Toro, Fork U also owns multiple metro Atlanta locations of Taqueria Tsunami, Stockyard Burgers and Bones locations in Marietta, Vinings and East Cobb and pizza spot Forno Vero in Marietta Square Market.
Silla Del Toro will be open from 4-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 4 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday.
30 S. Park Square, Marietta. silladeltoro.com