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US$2 - US$10
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Spanish, Mediterranean
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Hillside - Quadra - Downtown Blanshard
0.8 km from Royal BC Museum
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Reviewed March 7, 2020 via mobile

This was an excellent choice for my birthday dinner. The tapas for two with a jug of sangria provided the opportunity for a leisurely meal with a wide variety of flavours without being over-stuffed. Our meal of 9 different courses with notations: 1 We began...with the warm bacon wrapped dates stuffed with ermite blue and drizzled with honey. The sweetness of the dates and honey needs a more forceful blue. (Ermite is a mild quebecois blue.) My spouse enjoyed both pices as I find honey too sweet. 2 Our observant server arranged for the kitchen to omit the rosemary honey from the chorizo puffs that came next. Excellent chorizo! 3 Ensalada verde with very fresh mixed greens, apple, pecans, goat cheese (more please) and an excellent lemon peel vinaigrette. 4 Verduras - very yummy roasted carrots with creamy sweet red pepper puree 5 Croquettas - pop a bite of the quindillo pepper in your mouth atbthe same time as the manchego croquette, otherwise, you may find the croquetta stodgy. 6 Patatas bravas with spicy tomato sauce and alioli - mmm delicious 7 Gambas al ajillo - ocean prawns with olive oil, garlic, & piments d'Espelette. We found the garlic level too North American... more please. 8 Estofado de carne - best short ribs we've ever eaten in a restaurant! 9 Pot de creme - very good! For those who may be concerned about chili in chocolate, piments d'Espelette is a very mild pepper and in this case, so an subtle addition to the chocolate that it was not detectable. We ended with coffee: machiato and cappuccino, each made with excellent esspresso. Service is excellent.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed October 11, 2019 via mobile

Just had a great meal at this restaurant. The Tapas for Two menu was plenty of food for us to share. Each course was different and tasty - some courses better than a recent trip to Barcelona. Service was excellent. Recommend!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 7, 2019 via mobile

Great food. Nice selection of tapas. Wine selection was good and not too expensive. Really enjoyed the decor. Not noisy like some tapas places can be. Nice Spanish background music.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 22, 2019

The bread was probably the best we have came cross in Victoria restaurants (we go out twice a week): warm and crusty, for, but not dense. The ambience was very nice too, open space, big windows, bricks wall, provoking an intimate old world feeling. We...were happy with the service, but not all happy with the food. The octopus chorizo dish was a huge disappointment - outrageous over priced for a few small pieces of octopus and thin see through chorizo... The Tuna was a 5 star winner, delicate yet full of flavor and well presented. The beef short rib was good, but not awe inspiring. If you like Spanish tapa, this restaurant is a good choice.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed April 20, 2019 via mobile

This was my second time and I didn’t enjoyed the experience...the dishes were small and most of the food come from cans...the products they use are not good quality and you notice that in the dish... Very disappointing:(

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

Cozy little room with lovely wine, great food and professional service. I do appreciate a good Happy Hour also. Wine & Charcuterie please!

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 20, 2019

Love the food - very versatile and perfect for any type of "hunger" and cravings. Love the people - who offer service at their best. Love the music and the wine. Perro Negro has became one of my favourite restaurants in town.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 3, 2019

We took advantage of the January/February Dine Around Town going on in Victoria to try out Perro Negro for the first time. The first thing to note is the clever way this restaurant has fragmented its identity into three distinctive areas. Downstairs is the Ferris...Grill & Garden, while upstairs it's split into the Ferris Oyster Bar and the Perro Negro, ostensibly a pintxos or tapas bar. So depending on where you choose, you can have a very distinctive experience. I loved the coziness of the Perro Negro room and that it is in fact Spanish food served here - not some quasi Spanish/Latin food mish-mash! That alone makes it a welcome addition fo the Victoria scene and I can see why it's had success since it opened a few years ago. The Perro Negro is a cozy room with banquettes and bistro tables but not so tight that it's too crowded or loud (a big deal to me!) Waitstaff were attentive without being over-bearing - and while we got a table quickly just before 6 p.m. on a Friday, a line started forming right behind us. Our appetizer choices were a baked fish dish and the pintxos of sardines, cheese, peppers on crusty grilled bread - the fish served with Dirty Laundry Gewurtraminer (and a beer for the pintxos). Both were very tasty - the drinks pairings worked well. Our mains were the Asturian fish stew served with a Quail's Gate (forget which) and the pork dish with white beans and greens served with a BC cider. While both were certainly in the Spanish style, the weren't as generous in their portions as I'm used to with mains in Spain (unlike France where mains tend to be smaller). That said - we were both well & truly full at the end of the meal so the portions were well balanced. The fish stew was very good - although the heavy mayonnaise sauce was a bit too much for the amount of seafood. The pork dish - again, tasty - and nicely presented. Dessert was an absolutely outstanding panna cotta with a Spanish orange garnish and a very interesting sweet pintxo: chocolate ganache with olive oil and sea salt on crusty grilled bread. Now, I'm a huge fan of olive oil - especially Spanish olive oil - but I thought this didn't quite work. Perhaps it was that the chocolate ganache was a tad too dry so the olive oil didn't meld well with it? It reminded me of the snack kids are given in Spain crusty bread smeared with chocolate as a snack, so perhaps that colored my impression. I do appreciate a kitchen that tries something unexpected - who wants the same five options everywhere? Our desserts were served with Volcanic Hills Zweigelt Ice Wine - I'm not a fan of ice wines but I have to say, this one was really enjoyable. All in all a very satisfying evening. Our meal lasted about 1h45m, the room was always full (as was the Oyster Bar next door) and by the time we left there were 20 people waiting for tables (they don't take reservations for the Perro Negro part of the restaurant). We did the Dine Around $30 Menu with a wine pairing for $25 and beer pairing for $15: $100 plus tax and tip was an excellent value.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 3, 2019

My husband and I chose to take advantage of "Dine around Town Victoria" for our date night this week and chose Perro Negro. We were not disappointed. Though it's a bit confusing as to how to enter establishment there is good signage and helpful staff...to point the way. The table service, music and atmosphere was great though view out the window to the neighbouring car park - not so attractive. This was quickly forgotten once the various courses hit the table. Though I enjoyed my Asturian Braised Pork my husband could not rave enough about the "Suquet"/catalan fish stew with hazelnut picata along with the beer pairings that went along with the various courses. My favourite actually was the virgin Seafood Caesar they have on the menu that arrives with a fresh oyster (no fishy taste at all!) and a shrimp along with the usual Caesar accompaniments. We will definitely go back for another evening out there.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

Tapas are small plates made for sharing. We ordered, was told items would arrive in a random order. Our food was warm, not hot. The seafood tapas were small and a bit pricy. Flavours were amazing though. Staff was rushed and the tables are close...together causing the wait staff to weave and bob around you. Braised pork, pana cotta, salt cod, roasted vegetables, scallops, oysters. Ganache on a baguette?More

Date of visit: January 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
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