– BY LUKE TSAI, EAST BAY EXPRESS
Luke Tsai somehow managed to quote Anna Karenina in his review of Berkeley’s La Marcha, which he found some of the “best versions” of tapas he’s had. “La Marcha’s menu is sprinkled with modern touches and seasonally appropriate local ingredients, but the tapas aren’t overly fussy…” Tsai said the smart move is to visit during happy hour and “grab a seat at the enormous, U-shaped bar counter that dominates the dining room.
– BY VIRGINIA MILLER, THE PERFECT SPOT
“The Arroz Negro is where it’s at. I’ve had squid ink-laced paella before and sometimes it’s prettier visually than it is flavorful. But this saffron-tinged paella is packed with clams, juicy fennel sausage, piquillo peppers, fresh peas and anchovy breadcrumbs with a generous dollop of uni aioli on top. It’s a play in textures and savory-fresh flavors.”