Paella from Via Mar, the Esplanade
I finally got the chance to try the paella at Via Mar today. At first, we were a bit worried since there seemed to be some changes afoot with new menus (physically speaking that is - the food selection still seemed the same) and an unfamiliar staff. Fortunately when the food came out, things seemed OK, with still surprisingly fresh gambas al ajillo, and generally the same experiences with my other faves, the gazpacho soup and chorizos fritos.
Then came the paella. Now, while I liked this one better than some other ones available around here (and definitely much better than that Eau La La place), it was still disappointingly soggy (curiously too, they provided one of those small local calamansi limes instead of lemon wedges). Well, if I come back here, it won't be for the paella. It will be for the tapas, which at least are still some of the better ones around town.