Tapas restaurant in Monument
Camino is a tapas restaurant in Monument, situated near both Fenchurch Street and Tower Hill. We were greeted and served by a super friendly waitress who was happy to share her recommendations.
We started off by ordering a Rioja flight with 2 white, 1 rose and 4 red wines (100ml each), which was a fantastic offer the restaurant had on during October 2019. It was great fun to try the different wines and see which intensities and flavours were our favourite.
A Tapas Lover’s Dream
The Camino menu really is any tapas lover’s dream! There is a section for everyone on this menu including veggie, meat and fish dishes – of course, including the classics! The recommended number of tapas to share between two is around six, so naturally we went for seven just in case…
We opted for:
- Bread selection – with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar £3.75
- Padron Peppers – little green peppers, some hot with Maldon sea salt £6.00
- Croquetas de Jamon – serrano ham croquettes £5.75
- Jamon Serrano Duroc – Duroc ham, air cured for 22 months £7.50
- Presa Iberica – Camino’s signature shoulder of Iberico pig served medium rare, with toasted sweet potato puree £9.50
- Patatas Bravas – crispy potatoes with brava sauce and aioli £4.75
- Curly Endive Salad – with avocado, cherry tomatoes, pickled chilli, roasted pepper dressing and sourdough croutons £5.75
It was great to have such a variety of dishes on offer which made our tapas experience more exciting. The bread was freshly homemade and it was great to have the balsamic and olive oil left on the table so we could have as much as we liked. The peppers were one of our favourite dishes with some definitely hotter than others!
We loved our three very different meat options as well – the ham croquettes, duroc ham and the pork served medium rare. The croquettes were delicious with a crispy coating and soft creamy filling and the duroc ham had deep meaty flavours. Lastly, the Presa Iberica, served rare was so tender and the creamy sweet potato puree complimented the dish well.
Another favourite of ours (and one we always order!) were the patatas bravas which were served crispy and were a good size portion to share. The curly endive salad lacked slightly in flavour but nonetheless made a good side to our other rich dishes.
We finished our meal off with a couple of desserts – the Baked Cheesecake with red fruit compote and mandarin sauce (£5.75) and two scoops of raspberry sorbet £2/scoop. Whilst the baked cheesecake wasn’t as good as the classic, the red fruit compote was delicious. The sorbet was so fruity and is always a great choice when you are a little full!
Camino is a great tapas restaurant in Monument serving consistently good quality dishes with lovely service. Make sure you order those delicious meat dishes!
East London Girl: Camino
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