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Casa Rubia at Trinity Groves
Casa Rubia at Trinity Groves

Casa Rubia at Trinity Groves Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.casarubiadallas.com
  • Phone: (469) 513-6349
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Omar Flores
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Singleton
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Casa Rubia at Trinity Groves
Casa Rubia at Trinity Groves is the new modern tapas restaurant from Chef Omar Flores and Jonn Baudoin. Chef Omar's menu will spotlight seasonal ingredients taking classics, putting a spin on them and making them with his flair. Catalonia is a favorite area in Spain for Chef Omar so the menu utilizes a lot of seafood. Paellas is a signature dish at Casa Rubia which changes daily. A full Spanish wine list, nice selection of sherries and Spanish / South American beers compliment the tapas menu.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We went early, were seated promptly, and had our menus and drinks in hand within a couple of minutes. The waitperson was extremely knowledgeable of the menu and dishes, and made several very good suggestions. The plates come out as they are ready, since this is tapas. That means the hot dishes were hot when we got them, and most everything was fantastic. I especially loved the meat and cheese tasting platters, with a pear butter that sang. Definitely on the list for a return visit."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Our family loves food. For special occasions like my son 's birthday, we researched reviews and spoke to friends. Casa Rubia rose as the choice and I'm so glad it did. Our server Ceasar was attentive and fun ! We WILL be back."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I was really looking forward to eating at Casa Rubia, but was disappointed afterwards. The food itself was tasty (we had a cheese and meat selection, octopus, mushrooms, and pork chop) but the portions were very small. Now I understand the point of tapas is to have small plates, BUT I don't see how they justify charging $15-$20 a plate for minimal food. We had a couple drinks each, about 5 small plates, but left hungry and spent close to $130. Our waitress was wonderful and knew the menu extremely well but that's about the only positive I have for this review. If you're looking for good food in Trinity Groves, I would suggest Amberjax or Chino instead!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The food here is a spiritual experience......every dish was exceptional....salad, superb fish, luscious deserts, and excellent wine and cocktails. Jessica is a delightful server ... Warm but not intrusive, incredibly knowledgeable, and quietly efficient. It is a great destination for entertaining guests."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We came in with a party of four on Tuesday evening. We had three starters--two recommended by our excellent waiter, Sean--the paella, and a couple of bottles of wine, also suggested by Sean. Truly, this was an exceptional meal and dining experience. La Casa Rubia is at the very top of my list for dining in Dallas. A++"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "This was our second visit and it lived up to our expectations again. We specifically asked for Cesar to be our waiter again. He was so good the first time. One standout were the scallops. Yum! The only negative might be the octopus was a little overcooked and chewy. Specialty cocktails are always interesting and tasteful here."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "There is no question why Casa Rubia is a James Beard nominee...this is quite frankly one of the best restaurants in Dallas...the food is exquisitely prepared and presented with tastes that we have never experience before...each dish we had ( and we had most) was to be celebrated as a culinary experience...service was impeccable...no question we will be returning many times"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Although the food was delicious, it was much too expensive. I have no problem eating at a nice restaurant, but tapas should not be $18 for four bites. It's in an up and coming neighborhood, but I don't know how they justify the exorbitant pricing."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Hit Casa Rubia Friday for a last minute birthday dinner. A group of 6, we reserved a table the night before. Our table was ready when we arrived and our waiter arrived promptly. After recommending wine, he described the night's fish special and let us know that if we were interested, they only had a few more. Best decision of the night! The wines he brought - a 2005 Rioja and a 2010 Albarino - were both fantastic. We ordered the meat and cheese plate for the table - everything on it was amazing. We also had: pork rib (excellent), scallop (good, but not amazing), crispy artichokes (delicious), Manchego/chorizo croquetas (good). The highlights of the meal were the fish special - my favorite of the night - and paella (great flavors)."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I understand that tapas are not supposed to be large servings, but when I'm paying $15 a plate, it better be some of the best food I've had, considering that I'll need 3-4 plates to fill me up. While good, the value just wasn't there. Basically highway robbery with what you end up paying, and they get away with it by calling them tapas. Waiter wasn't very nice either - pretty pretentious which I guess is kind of expected at a place like this. Won't be going back."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "It was our third time to dine there in a matter of 6 months. The food, crowd and service was excellent!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food was amazing. Every dish was beautiful, interesting and most importantly tasty! Jessica our waiter was friendly, knowledgable and made the experience all the better. We will definitely be back soon."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The food is delicious and wonderfully plated, but the small plates are without a doubt the smallest small plates I've ever seen. Everything was fresh and artistically arranged. Specialty drinks were good, too. Very "energetic" bar scene."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "First time to the restaurant and our waitress taught us about their menu & special of the night. She was helpful, explained in detail the entrees, as well as how the food is cooked & served. She knew what to recommend and was very attentive. The special of the night was Red Snapper & it was amazing. However my favorite dish was dessert- vanilla bean flan!! AMAZING"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Great experience. The server was excellent and walked us through the menu. Great suggestions from both food and wine."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Everything we ordered was great and the ambiance was a perfect mix of high scale casual dining. I will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "It was the perfect night for patio dining with a slight breeze and entertainment by a "one man band" musician. We tried a couple of tapas and had paella as the main course. That was what we mainly came for and it did not disappoint. It could have used a bit more shrimp and seafood especially considering it was billed as a dish for 4 people (we had 3) but otherwise delicious. Two of us ordered margaritas on the rocks with Silver Patron and Grand Marnier and they were way too sour. (These are our "regular" drinks so we know what they should taste like.) We had the waiter bring us some simple syrup which evened it out nicely however successive drinks had the same issue."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Food is always excellent and choices are varied offering a wide selection. Spanish wines were really good & not expensive..good chance to try new dishes as most are small plates/tapas and others are the right size to share anyway, if you choose...the Paella Special is to die for..really the best ever..great ambiance, vibe, buzz & scene! Loved it..again!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This is a great way to taste spanish food. Small plates with a taste of spanish specialties. New and exciting combinations may or may not be something you would try again but it is fun to taste. Cocktails are also creative and fun to try. Fortunately the wait staff is there to explain and encourage a new adventure."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Casa Rubia is consistently delicious and service is always great. Their dishes are very creative and fresh!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We all enjoyed the food very much, but we all left hungry. Was rather pricey for the portion size. I love eating tapas very much, and the food quality was right up there with some of my favorites, but the price was a good bit higher. Will definitely be back, but might have to eat a snack before....."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The kitchen does a very good job with fun and exciting seasonings. The portions were small as expected. It would be worth a return at about 30% less in cost. $4 per shrimp is too much in that setting."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "My wife requested to try this Casa Rubio for birthday dinner. Service was prompt and polite, server was knowledgeable and explained menu and off menu specails. Tried off menu bread/tomato tapas and garlic shrimp which were delicious, salad and chicken bunuelos were ok. Wife was disapointed the only sangria available was one with guava and when she requested an off menu (patatas bravas) side, the server explained there was only enough for the steaks on the special menu. We missed some other traditional tapas like the torta eapañola. Overall we enjoyed our dinner and would consider returning another time."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dining experience at Casa Rubia from start to finish. The waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful and the food presentation and quality was great. While expensive for two at $160 for 5 plates, wine and dessert it was very good - especially the duck. We plan to return soon for the paella for 4."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Tried about 65% of Complex dish offerings. Standouts were Duck, Quail, Scallop, Pork and Mussels. Risotto came with Chicken was extremely salty. Waitress's recommendation of Octopus was mushy. Mussel size was about 1/5th of those shown in a D magazine review picture, but tasted good. We like the waitress's detailed description of dishes when they arrived. Like the fact that menu was updated (for availabilty and/or improvement reason, we assume?). Note that the Goat Cheesecake (which received bad review from D Magazine) was gone."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "It killed me when Chef Flores left Driftwood as that was my favorite Dallas restaurant. At least he didn't leave Dallas!! This new venture is excellent, as one would expect from someone as talented as he. There are plenty of sizes of dishes to fit all appetites. The choices seem limitless with veggie, seafood, beef, fowl all represented. You won't go wrong with any choice but be sure not to miss the crispy artichokes nor the quail. It's a seasonal menu so it may be different when you go."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We ate what our waiter suggested and we loved them all. We had croquetas, artichokes, scallops and the bread pudding with dulce de leche sauce. Our favorite was the scallops and the bread pudding with caramel sauce was the most amazing. We had a good white wine also: Huguet Blanc. Great meal and great venue with a wonderful waiter."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had an excellent experience at Casa Rubia on Friday night. It exceeded our expectations in every way. If possible, ask for Jessica. She is extremely knowledgable and gave us exceptional service. The later in the evening it gets the louder the restaurant so might be difficult for large groups but otherwise the food was fantastic. Try the crispy artichokes, scallops, shrimp and if on the menu, the white asparagus with lump crabmeat. Great summer cocktails as well!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and had read Casa Rubia's great reviews. We started at the well tended bar. My husband thought the pricey Jabali was worth every penny. I went with the Cava. We liked the vibe. Lively but we were able to converse. Not really romantic but intimate. Once seated we were not sharing our conversation with the next table. Service was professional. Food was creative and flavorful. Not your usual tapas (which we love). Yes, the prices seem high for the amount of food on the plate. But you are paying for the artistry of the food, not the quantity of the food. We left full and happy and look forward to returning with friends."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Our server had quite an attitude that was obvious to everyone at the table. At one point another server came over (tall dark hair) who was very acccomodating - wish we had him as our main server that evening."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Artichokes, scallops, charcuterie board, and mushrooms are all dishes to try. Decent sized portions for tapas 2-3 per person filled us up. Amazing wine selection and desserts."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner at Casa Rubia. The waiter was able to describe the different food choices (which are very unique by Dallas standards). He was also knowledgeable about the all Spanish wine list. The restaurant was very well staffed so that you could spend some time with the waiter and your wine and water glasses were regularly refilled. The food was very interesting. Not at all like the other Spanish restaurants in Dallas. More like eating in an upscale restaurant in Madrid. The food was fairly priced. We spent just over $100, almost half of which was for the wine."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The peppers and the steak/potatoes were especially good."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food was great and the tapas menu really facilitated interaction. Great first date spot because the food makes sure you have something to talk about and share. Spent a little more than I meant to but well worth it."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We discovered Casa Rubia from a google search of new "good" restaurants since we were visiting from the Houston area and wanted to take our son to dinner after work. We gave him the choice from a list from the Dallas newspaper article and he chose Casa Rubia and we are so glad he did. Our server explained all the various tapas choices and each one we received was better than the last! The food was incredible. We cannot wait to come back to Dallas to go back to this restaurant. It was simply incredible. I wish the chef could be persuaded to move to Houston!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Food was fabulous as always. Our waiter was really struggling. Not sure if he was new or just really busy but it definitely impacted our dining experience. :( "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "if you don't eat fish, then this menu is very limited."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Remains my favorite Dallas restaurant. Great, imaginative food. Knowledgeable, fun wait staff. Fun sharing plates. Highly recommended. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "The menu is broken down into Simple and Complex with pricing in accord with each of those terms - which would make one believe that the size of the served plates would also fall into lock step with the descriptors, too. However, the Simple dishes proved to be more hearty than the Complex - with the Complex title seeming to describe not the food, but rather the amount of time spent covering the least amount of space on the plate possible. For a tapas place, the tapas were grossly over-priced for what we got. Don't get me wrong - the food was incredibly well-prepared and delicious - but it was just a little too rich in price for its own good. I'd stick with the Simple - and the cheese and ham board if we went back."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We went to Casa Rubia this weekend and were blown away by our experience. It started with the exceptional service of our server, Jessica. She actually wrote the wine list so she helped us pick the perfect bottle of wine. She was knowledgeable of the menu and sent us in the right direction for our meal. We allowed her to pick one of our small plates, and the Fideos was delightful and unexpected. The pork and the octopus are a must, as is the bread pudding (if they are not already sold out)! We would highly recommend Casa Rubia any time you are in Trinity Groves!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014