Vicky Crisitina, Ha-Tachana, Tel Avivby Sarit Goffen | 14.01.15
There is hardly a need to introduce Vicky Cristina, the restaurant in the heart of the station compound in Neve Tzedek as its reputation precedes it. “Vicky” as its affection ally called, is a wine bar and tapas cuisine restaurant with a Spanish vibe. With the Latin music playing in the background and sangria pitchers and colorful tapas plate all around, you get a dining experience that is straight out of the Woody Allen’s movie from which the restaurant draws both its name and inspiration.
The place is divided into two sections. The “Vicky” is the more traditionally restaurant area where the tapas kitchen is located and it is characterized by intimate sitting arrangements, relaxed music and early opening hours starting at lunch time. “Cristina” is the wine bar, characterized by high bar stalls in the garden, mosaic sculptures inspired by the famous Güell Park in Barcelona, rhythmic music with a Latin vibe and a selection of over 120 different wines as well as later opening hours (every night from 19:00). The music played in the restaurant includes the best of the Latin styles and gradually evolve through the night. The multiple sitting styles combine both standard sitting around tables and high tables suitable for the bar atmosphere, all create the right experience for the different moods- from dining to fiesta!
Architect Alona Eliasi is responsible for the unique design and it was inspired by the tapas trips the owner took in Barcelona and of course the famous designs of Gaudi.