1818 NW 23rd Pl
We have been to Atalua for brunch…twice now and love it. Not just for the sweet amazing pastry that they are known for, we loved all the small plates that you get to share for breakfast. Since it was such a hit both times we just couldnt’ wait to get over for dinner.
For those of you that don’t know, Ataula is where you order lots of small plates. It’s best to go with a few friends, but if not (like us) be willing to try lots of stuff anyways. Chef Jose is from Barcelona and he brings the love of his food right here to Portland. When the menu comes out it will seem over whelming. I’ve decided that’s when you know you have really hit the jackpot of a place to eat. You can be guaranteed that you are about to dive into some food that is anything but Northwest Cuisine. Don’t get me wrong, I love my NW cuisine, but sometimes you need something different, special and creative. This is your spot.
We pulled 2 servers aside and asked them what their favorites were. Not only that, but the other thing that is special about this place is that Chef Jose always comes out and talks to all his guests and tonight was no different. He actually came out 3 times. My husband asked him what his favorite dish is that is often times over looked. Haha! We stumped him, but he did come up with an answer and he brought it out to us. It’s the picture at the top of this post.
Here is what else we order from Ataula ::
- Atmosphere was awesome. It was very open, with great bar seating, a few small tables and a few larger communal tables or tables for larger groups. The exposed beams gave this place a great feel.
- Prices range from $5-$11 for the small plates.
- Services was incredible. I love when the Chef Jose comes out and talks to you.
- They had quite a drink list with lots of wine, a few beers, sangria and of course some specialty cocktails.
- We also enjoyed sitting outside on this beautiful July day.
- Ataula is located on NW 23rd Place