Trinity Groves, the restaurant amusement park for grown-ups, is now officially home to a new Spanish restaurant called Tapas Castile.
The new restaurant is a project of Jessica Kate-Martinez, who will serve as general manager and sommelier, and Kendra Valentine, who will be Tapas Castile’s executive chef. “When we spoke with Jess and Kendra about their vision, I got really excited,” Trinity Groves overlord Phil Romano said in a statement. “With Tapas Castile, they’ve created the perfect blend of authentic Spanish fare with a modern Texas twist that is both delicious and user-friendly.”
As far as the food is concerned, Tapas Castile will serve a menu that’s based on whole-animal butchery and seasonal produce. Look forward to dishes like house-cured pork loin, albondigas (pork meatballs simmered in sofrito) and the chuleta de cerdo, or a double-cut pork chop served with romesco and pear butter. Sandwiches, wood-fired paella, and cheesecake made with Manchego cheese will also be on offer.
Of course, Tapas Castile isn’t Trinity Groves’ first tapas-focused restaurant. In 2013, Chef Omar Flores earned rave reviews and a James Beard nomination for Casa Rubia, which eventually closed its doors in July of last year. When Casa Rubia shuttered, Trinity Groves ownership blamed it on “declining sales.”
Tapas Castile is now open for dinner service at Trinity Groves, starting at 5 p.m. daily. The restaurant will add lunch service in the coming months.