Ultracomida is a tapas bar at the rear of a Mediterranean deli in Narberth, South Wales (and it also has an outlet in Aberystwyth). Various family members had heavily recommended it, and I had actually tried to visit before, but it doesn’t open in the evening. We ended up on a 60 minute drive to go here, so were crossing our fingers it would live up to expectations.
The restaurant area is small and has a communal feel to it, as everyone fits in around 3 large tables. We ended up sharing with 4 other couples during our time dining. The head waiter knew his stuff and was able to run through all of the dishes, noting his favourites. We completely over ordered as the portions are very large! Luckily, we liked them all.
We were given some olives (well, lots) and bread to start, which we dosed up with vinegar and oil from the table. Simple but nice. A cheese plate with quince jelly and a compressed fig cake had blue, soft, hard, creamy and goat cheeses, all of which I liked, with the Camembert the least exciting of a good set. The flatbread which accompanied this was a little dry and cracker like, sadly. However, the aubergine fritters with goat cheese and romesco sauce (red pepper and pine nut) were great, with a rich sauce and salty cheese.
Patatas bravas were heavily flavoured with paprika, and came with a subtle aioli and an unsubtle bitter chilli sauce. Delicious. Fiancée also loved her pork scratchings and pig cheek stew with garlic mash, which she thought was very tender. We had a few interesting drinks too, at least in concept. Er Boqueron is a draught beer made from sea water, which was light and slightly savoury. Pear juice with Szechuan peppercorns wasn’t as interesting as I would have hoped.
The huge amount of food came to under £30 which is great value. I have no hesitation in recommending you go out of your way to go here. It is open from 10-16.30 Monday to Saturday, while the deli it is in stays open until 18.00.
Address: 7 High Street, Narberth, SA677AR