Casa Rubia at Trinity Groves
Dallas, TX 75212Neighborhood:
Tapas / Small PlatesPrice: $31 to $50
Casa Rubia at Trinity Groves
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.casarubiadallas.com/
- Phone: 4695136349
- Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
- 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
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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- Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
- Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
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Casa Rubia at Trinity Groves reviews from OpenTable diners
129 reviews since June 2, 2014
- Ambiance4.1Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (97)hot spot (52)great for outdoor dining (51)special occasion (49)neighborhood gem (41)good for groups (35)notable wine list (35)romantic (25)vibrant bar scene (16)late-night find (5)scenic view (5)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
- I will recommend it !OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/20/2014Nice restaurant !the food is amazing ! Loved the appetizers !Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Prepare to SpendOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 9/20/2014If you are hungry and on a budget, this is not the right place for you. The food was decent, but being a tapas restaurant, the portions were extremely small, and rather pricey for what you got. There weren't a lot of wines by the glass, so prepare to buy a bottle.Special Features:
- Great food , great conceptexecproducerDined on 9/18/2014Great food served tapas style. Pork loin short rids were outstanding, scallops were perfect, shrimp had just the right amount of spice. Drinks were good, staff was helpful fairly attentive . The Trinity Groves restaurant complex is very coolSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Spot on.countrydinerDined on 9/18/2014Casa Rubia continues to impress. Everything was wonderful except one dish (cauliflower) which was removed from check with an explanation that they were trying something new with it and appreciated our thoughts. The food, atmosphere, service and management continues to knock it out of the park every time we visit. Clearly one of our favorites of the Dallas food scene.Special Features:
- Very disappointingOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 9/14/2014While we had great hopes after reading many positive reviews we found 4 out of 5 of our small plates relatively tasteless. They were also explained as served for sharing yet the food usually had to be cut (such as a quail or short rib) which was not easily done to share among a Group. The desserts we tried were very good.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 9/13/2014Great Meal. Dont be afraid to let the staff guide you through the options. Sean did a great job with us...
- I love this place!PaulaLVIPDined on 9/12/2014This was my second viist to Casa Rubia. I was there with a group of friends celebrating my birthday and we had a fabulous time. The food is delicious and I love the small plates concept. Such a fun spot!Special Features:
- Fabulous mealBigDinerVIPDined on 9/6/2014Perhaps the best restaurant in Dallas right now. Creative menu expertly executed, terrific service, and all at a reasonable price.Special Features:
- New items as well as classicsItalianGuyDined on 9/5/2014I had come once in January and liked the place very much. I needed to take a business guest to some safe, good place so I chose Casa Rubia. I was happy to see that the menu had been thoroughly refreshed. While I missed some of the January items, I was well compensated by new delicacies. The octopus is always there though. Can't live without the octopus.Special Features:
- Not TapasLuisaDined on 9/5/2014We love Tapas and the selection of Tapas at this restaurant was not adequate in our opinion - the wine selection was, also, not adequate! A bottle of Savignon Blanc was priced at $85.00 and there was no other selection - pricey for that white wine; the Red Wines were better but, they were not the best for the prices. Our service was excellent and the gentleman who seated us was very accomodating and hospitable. Surprised there were no original Tapas from Spain, such as the potatoe omlet!Special Features:
- Great Dining ExperiencefrequentdinerVIPDined on 9/1/2014Had a birthday dinner at Casa Rubia and everything was delicious! The waitress was very knowledgeable regarding the menu especially the wine menu which had many Spanish wines that we were unfamiliar with. The waitress guided us with a selection of cheeses and meats and then we followed up with the fried artichokes and shrimp dishes. Excellent overall dining experience other than the table next to us knocking over my glass of wine. The waitress graciously gave us another glass with a generous pour at no cost.Special Features:
- Contemporary tapasOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 8/30/2014Loved everything we tried, jamon Serrano, tomato bread, pork ribs, etc. don't miss out on the craft cocktails. Only suggestion is they could use a few more wines by the glass.Special Features:
- IMPECCABLEParticularDined on 8/28/2014The blue cheese, Spanish, was slightly salty, musky with no ammonia flavor, semi-dry crumble. Very complex flavor. The Iberrica jamon was incredibly fresh no taste of the refrigerator, with a nice dry taste and texture. We had slow cooked lamb ribs which were delicious perfect glaze slight sweetness served with roasted baby carrots. Our favorite item was the crispy artichoke hearts with a very light and creamy aioli. I would go back for this alone. We had a mid-price Spanish wine, medium body called HITI. My only suggestion is to wear washable (cotton) clothes because of strong smoke from wood burning oven/grill which permeates the restaurant. The smell unfortunately interferes more than I would like with appreciation of the luscious food.Special Features:
- another hitnicknameVIPDined on 8/23/2014the service was great, food delicious and interesting art work in the dining areaSpecial Features:
- Spanish in DallasRAH123Dined on 8/20/2014Excellent preparation and food quality. Very innovative foods done in a delicious manner. I've there several times and never had a bad dish. From paella to fried artichokes to pork ribs and platters of specialty meats. The wine list is Spanish, but very well selected to complement the food.Special Features:
- Not our first danceGourmetGourmandVIPDined on 8/16/2014This was our third or fourth time at this restaurant, so we are generally fans. That said, this time the menu seemed a little tired, the portions a little smaller, the preparation a little less careful. We found that most plates were lacking in one way or the other.... too little shrimp in the torta, too little garlic in the gambas, red hot-sauce swirled on every plate but little else to mop-up with their excellent grilled bread, the short rib were mostly fat and bone, the chocolate desert was a congealed mess. Service was attentive. Maybe everyone in the kitchen just had an off night ....
- Always an adventureDerekVDined on 8/15/2014We've been going to Casa Rubia since the restaraunt opened, and it's always a culinary adventure. No matter what the occasion – The food is phenomenal, the service is impeccable, and it is a great night!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great MealBarneyVIPDined on 8/9/2014The food was good and interesting. The service was very good.Special Features:
- Beautiful presentationsDeedeeDined on 8/8/2014The tapas were beautifully presented like works of art. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful. The flan bread pudding ice cream brown butter dessert was delectably delicious!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Perfect Seafoodsag1Dined on 8/6/2014The chef knows seafood, wonderful whole fish preparation for 2 people, special of the day...different flavors each time. Salads also delicious. Nice romantic spot.Special Features:
- Truly a great experienceCMoseDined on 8/3/2014The cheese and meat plates is not to be missed and the Vanilla Flan with Caramel Sauce is the besteverSpecial Features:
- Worse Paella in yearsjmtoDined on 8/2/2014I've had Paella throughout my life in different places around the world, but this has got to be the worse one ever. No flavor, very little garnished, no seasoning (probably no saffron either) and it took over an hour! Only consolation: the fried kale on top was original. I must note, in all fairness, that it was comp'ed by the manager after we expressed our opinion about it. Very much appreciated. Rest of the food order was very decent, but quite overpriced!
- Wonderful FoodTruthBearDined on 8/1/2014Enjoyed a great dining experience. The food taste and quality is excellent. I have seen several posts complaining about the small portions served. I don't know what these people are talking about! This is rich, quality food excellently prepared! My wife and I split everything we ordered and were more than full when we left. Can not wait to go back.Special Features:
- BabsModernDined on 7/19/2014We 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Birthday DinnerHeidi18Dined on 7/18/2014Our 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Mediocre TapasTifflesVIPDined on 7/18/2014I 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!Special Features:
- Perfection start to finishfriendVIPDined on 7/18/2014The 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.Special Features:
- Great Food and ServiceJParDined on 7/15/2014We 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++Special Features:
- July 12, 2014ReavitupDined on 7/12/2014This 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- An Outstanding experienceaperri1VIPDined on 7/12/2014There 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 timesSpecial Features:
- Good tapas - not worth the price10BV01Dined on 7/12/2014Although 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.Special Features:
- Delicious TapasfoodsnobVIPDined on 7/11/2014Hit 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).Special Features:
- OverpricedJtm10Dined on 7/11/2014I 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.
- Top of their game!OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 7/11/2014It was our third time to dine there in a matter of 6 months. The food, crowd and service was excellent!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Must tryjgarrettDined on 7/10/2014The 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The small plates are very smallyummyDined on 7/10/2014The 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Service & FoodEmi25Dined on 7/9/2014First 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!! AMAZINGSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent serviceOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 7/6/2014Great experience. The server was excellent and walked us through the menu. Great suggestions from both food and wine.Special Features:
- Casa Rubia ReviewNaparestaurantDined on 7/5/2014Everything we ordered was great and the ambiance was a perfect mix of high scale casual dining. I will definitely be back!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Casa Rubia by FJForrestDined on 7/3/2014It 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.Special Features: