Niajo is a little authentic Spanish restaurant tucked away on the 3rd floor of Nali Patio (A Mediterranean-style courtyard mall). This is my favorite place to come for Spanish food. The place is dimly lit with a window view on one side of the restaurant with an elegant and sophisticated ambiance. Great place to bring a date.
The manager is a Filipino, he was very welcoming and friendly. On special occasions such as birthdays, they will give a complimentary drink.
Ensalada queso cremoso, frutos rojos, berenjena, pepino, tomates, y aceitunas
The goat cheese salad with forest berries and eggplant was interesting. I’ve never been fond of any kind of fruit dressing, but this one turned out to be very flavorful. It had the right amount of dressing, so it wasn’t too sweet and overwhelming. It went well with the goat cheese and lettuce.
Croquetas de jamon iberico de bellota y pollo
The croquettes are one of my favorite dishes and a must-try. I ordered the chicken and ham croquettes. They were crispy on the outside and deliciously creamy on the inside. Taste like a crispy, creamy chicken pie. Love it!
The chicken paella was mouth watering. The portion was perfect for two. The chicken was tender, and the beans were well cooked. The first time I had their paella, it came with some kind of garlic cream which went fantastic with the rice dish. But this time there wasn’t. It was still good nonetheless.
If you are looking for an authentic Spanish gastronomy experience in Beijing, this is the place to be!
3rd Floor Nali Huayuan (Nali Patio)
81 Sanlitun Bei Lu, Chaoyang District
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