Located on the outskirts of Warsaw University, Sueño has seduced much of the younger generation – and for good reason. The simple décor, inspired by a traveler’s way of living, provides a casual yet lively atmosphere. Surfboards and beach photographs decorate the walls and hammocks hang from the ceilings.
The owners, kite surfers and avid travelers, have combined ideas from various different countries – evident not only in the décor but also in the menu. Tapas, of course, are usually associated with Spanish food, so that’s what was expected.
But I was pleasantly surprised to see tapas inspired from a variety of countries: soft corn tortilla chicken quesadillas (simple yet satisfying) and golden deep-fried chicken wontons fried to a light crispiness. But obviously, there are Spanish options: their spicy Chorizo melts in your mouth.
The beauty of tapas is the small portion size: you can order six different tapas and share them between two people, and in this case combining flavors never tasted this good. The menu, while diverse, is a concise affair. This is evident in the quality of food that is served: fresh and full of flavor.
Immensely satisfied with the meal, it was then onto dessert, a cheesecake made with goat cheese served with a cherry & red peppercorn sauce – the presentation was impeccable. It was by far the most original dessert I have ever tasted with the spicy kick of the red peppercorns complementing the sweetness of the cherries.
Dining here is particularly pleasant for a light lunch: obviously the most popular time because of their daily fixed menu, and favored among faculty and students from the university. This place is also perfect for appetizers and drinks before hitting another venue. Definitely not traditional in their food and décor, Sueño support this nation’s culinary renaissance, so to speak.
(text: Vedika Luthra)