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The dudes finally made it to Ataula, a Spanish tapas place we’ve been meaning to try but seeing the crowds we knew we couldn’t just go any old night on a whim. We went Saturday and arrived 15 minutes before they opened at 4:30 and there were already people waiting, but we got in and as the dudes will attest- this place is awesome!! The chorizo dogs were yummy, the meatballs were to die for, and the ham specials were delicious (mom got the special with 4 year aged ham, from a pig that was fed only acorns and grass for its last four years served with a poached egg, potatoes, and assorted exotic mushrooms- comfort food at its finest!!). The boys shares the seafood paella – they loved the seafood but Lolo wasn’t a big fan of the rice (it was a dirty rice instead of the saffron rice they are accustomed to). Apparently the desert was outstanding but mom was too full to try it. The boys will be back for sure. The staff was awesome and took time to explain everything to us and treated the boys like little adults, and the noise level is such that the kids can be loud and no one would even know it. Either get there right before they open, or go with a party of six or more so you can reserve a table, but it was truly amazing!! Although now I feel compelled to try ham that has not been aged for four years and not fed exclusively acorns so I have something to compare it to, but that of course was lost on the dudes.








So sad that this place is closing. If you haven’t ever tried it, do it while you still can. The staff and food are amazing. We had the rainbow trout salmon rillettes – big hit, the cheese plate, and the scallop (we aren’t sure it was really a scallop, but delicious nonetheless.). We got the lobster and the dudes got the short ribs – the boys devoured everything, but then wanted to know why we didn’t get much food. Good question guys, good question. We should have ordered two plates each. But not complaining! Hope something changes and Noisette stays. It’s now in the dudes’ top three. Love love love Noisette!!! Two thumbs up from the dudes!!