I ended up at Jose, after finding Zucca was fully booked for the night. I first met Jose Pizarro very briefly at Scala’s supper club a few years ago. I’ve tried some of his food at his stall in Maltby Street and knew the food would not disappoint. Bermondsey street is quickly becoming my never fail places to go to for exceptional food. Jose has two restaurants conquering the popular street, both serving Spanish tapas.
Jose restaurant was very busy the night I visit we waited a good 10 mins or so for seats, the place is packed out and tight to even walk around the tables. The place is cosy and buzzing with atmosphere of diners and open kitchen frantically preparing the food.
What I love about Spanish tapas, it is wise to order plenty of small plates to share. The menu periodically changes, depending on what Jose can source from the market nearby. Most dishes are from £6+ and portions are small, delectable delicious and mouth watering, you would want to lick every plate clean.
Every single dish wowed us over; it tantalised and satisfied all our taste buds. They were executed very well, appetizing on the eye flavoursome and all whipped up to perfection. It’s very rare for me to give a restaurant 5/5 for food, but it was insane. The seating is quite cramped but if you can get passed that the food is exceptionally fantastic.
It was around £35 per a person all the dishes can mount up, but it is worth every single penny. I will be back!