My husband and I have been shopping at Adelaide’s Central Market for years now. This place has all things that I love: the fresh seasonal produces, specialty shops, local flowers, delicious coffee, cheese and pastries, and good variety of restaurants and food stalls. It is also one of the lively, dynamic and peacefully-chaotic place in Adelaide making it a great place even just to hang out. Recently, I’ve noticed that there are quite number of new food stalls in Central Market that I haven’t been to, and one of them which really caught my attention was this stall called Comida Catering Co. that had paella in a giant pan.
When we got there, the chef told us that paella won’t be ready till 730pm. We sat at the bar facing their open kitchen and enjoyed couple of their other dishes and sangria. From tapas menu, we had Spanish omelette dish (Tortilla) and crispy potatoes (Bravas), which were both quite delicious. From their sharing plates, we decided to try the one with the beef tongue. I really liked the crispy potatoes dish, and I’m sure that I wasn’t the only one because everyone else was having them and they all looked pretty content.
By the time paella became ready, all seats were full and people who already had put their names down gathered to collect their serve of paella. Our patience was rewarded with perfectly cooked, delicious hot paella.
Likes: It’s a perfect venue for a casual date night and small catch ups. Food is delicious and reasonably priced. I would come back for their paella and to try rest of their dishes.
Dislikes: They only do dinners on Fridays. Paella becomes ready at certain times, and if you don’t get there early enough you won’t find a seat (as they don’t do reservations). I’ve heard that alcoholic beverages can only be served by their bar, which may not work well if you came in a bigger group wanting their delicious sangria with food.
Food 4/5 * Service 5/5 * Ambiance 3.5/5
Stall 11 Adelaide Central Markets, Grote Street, Adelaide, SA