26 N Hanover St
Carlisle, PA 17013
Spanish and morrocan cuisine. Sangria, Spanish wines, tapas, paella.
This past weekend, a friend and I decided to visit Andalusia on the recommendation of the owner of a B&B we stayed at in Carlisle. We could not have been happier with our choice. We ordered several items from the Tapas menu and, though we have above average appetites, were more than satisfied. Both the flavor and the presentation were exceptional. The service was as well. It may be a bit expensive for a family to dine but we were celebrating a special occasion and it was well worth the price. The atmosphere was charming.
We will definitely visit Andalusia on our return visit, which hopefully, will be soon.
I’m planning to try Andalusia this weekend.
My husband and I were fans of Argana, and had taken quite a few of our Professional friends there several times. Everyone we took there also loved it, and recommended it to their friends. I know that if Fatima and her husband are in any way involved in the preparation of the food, it will be outstanding. We have been to Morocco and Spain several times, and my maternal grandparents were both Spaniards, so I think I can judge the quality and the authenticity of the food offerings. Buen provecho! nanci b.
Well my husband and I visited this Saturday. Both of us were totally thrilled with the meal and the dessert and the wine and the coffee….we will be back. Service was great. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to try something different….
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I was delighted to find that Andalusia served all my favourite foods – roasted peppers from a can, very dry chicken (i really like it that way, without flavour or anything added unnecessarily) and the patatas bravas were perfectly microwaved just like the ones from Giant frozen section. Delicious, i will definitely come back because i have losts of cash to burn at the moment and i really hate reheating my own food as it only involves extra washing up.
Recently dined here with friends. Food was delicious, server attentive/knowledgable/polite. Portions good size and place was attractively decorated. Can’t wait to come back and sample some more native dishes!
We went to Andalusia over the weekend with a group of ten friends. Everyone really enjoyed their food. My husband loves the ham and sausage tapas! It’s a far cry from being luncheon meat. Some in our group were there for the first time and loved the food, including the patatas brava, the chicken kabobs, the roasted red peppers, kefta kabobs, the tortilla, the glazed carrots, bastilla, marinated mushrooms, the very large salad, the chickpea soup, the almonds, figs, and the fish tagine. I enjoyed my food this time even more than the first two times I visited. The sauce on the patatas brava had a nice kick to it, and the seasoning and juices on my plate of kabobs was really delicious!!! It has definitely become one of my favorite places to dine.
And as for the size of the paella, my husband and I once shared the small portion and each had a cup of soup and an order of bread. It was delicious and filling to us.
Food was not good. Bread was similar to white country bread. Sausage and ham Tapas was lunch meat. Paella was not authentic Spanish. Very small poortion. The Sangria was wonderful.
to jack in response to the “small poortions” comment – you DO know what tapas are, right?
Yes tapas is a new name for what we used to call an appetizer, only the portion can be smaller. Tapas in Spain is completely different from what is being offered as tapas here.
My husband and I dined at Andalusia for our date night tonight. Atmosphere was welcoming and service was great. Their selections of Tapas and wines were vast but that the taste of the Tapas fell short. We then ordered the Paella which the menu stated would feed 1-2 people, I feel the portion size fell short. We were glad we ordered two tapas prior to sharing this meal or we would have left hungry.
The best part of the Paella was the Chorizo. I might return back to Andalusia for just drinks or a light lunch friends but not for dinner.
My husband and I were fans of Argana, so we were eagerly awaiting Andalusia’s opening. We’ve been there twice, and plan to go again over the weekend. I can’t say that we’ve ever visited or lived in Spain or Morocco, so we can’t compare Andalusia’s food to the authentic food of those countries, but we are thoroughly enjoying it. Some of our favorites from Argana’s menu are on the new menu plus we’ve enjoyed tasting their paella and a number of tapas. It’s a great addition to the restaurant scene in Carlisle!!!!
Last weekend we tried Andalusia for the first time. Having lived in Spain I had high hopes but I was dissappointed on many fronts. I did not try the paella but from what I saw of it I decided it was not for me. We did have the octopus, bread with tomato and manchago, carrot salad, croquetas, the kefta (lamb) kabab. The octopus had no flavor, although was not chewy which was a plus. The bread was fine although the type of bread was a little soft to stand up to being rubbed with tomato. The carrot salad while delicious would have been been served room temp because it was difficult to eat it so cold. The croquetas were actually very close to what I remember from Spain and I enjoyed them with the kefta which was also very tasty. Regarding what Foodie mentioned about their texture, they are normally soft in the middle and wouldn’t have seems so mushy if they had been a little smaller but that is the normal texture.
We ended the evening with churros, which were very good although had that “fried” flavor that food sometimes gets. I am not sure if it was the oil or the length of time or what but I probably wouldn’t order them again. I saw the flan and cookie desserts which look to be worth trying out. Service was decent but they were obviously stressed.
I hope to return and explore more of the menu to make some better choices next time. The only really let down was the pulpo which is one of my favorite things to eat at any restaurant.
I celebrated my birthday at Andalusia on Sun evening and it was absolutely delightful. Not only was the food excellent, but we had the fun of discovering a whole variety of Spanish wines that are new to us and very reasonably priced. (the pours are very generous as well).
We tried several white wines while sitting at the bar before dinner (especially liked the Albarino!!). Then we moved to the cozy dining room, where we enjoyed the seafood paella and a variety of tapas, accompanied by the red wine called Bobal. We were too full for dessert, but a glass of Ximenez sherry was the perfect way to end the meal.
We drove up from Fairfax, VA to check out this new restaurant and it was worth the trip! Can’t wait for our next visit to Carlisle so we can further explore the menu and wine list!
We tried the restaurant on Friday night and we were not impressed. For anyone who thought that the Paella was authentic must have never been to Spain or any truly authentic Spanish restaurant. The variety of tapas, croquetas de serano, pan de tomate, pulpo were ok. The octopus was tender but a bit bland and the croquetas were crisp on the outside but mushy in the middle. No comments or complaints on the bread. The martini was good and I was glad to see they serve Tito’s Handmade Vodka, which is delicious but surprised that they had no Captain Morgan or any other spiced rum.
Went to Andalusia for the first time friday night and had a wonderful time with some of my friends. The Food was excellent,We had some of the Tapas and three crafts of sangria,they taste reall good love them. The service was excellent, our server named rad did a wonderful job at serving all of us. We all loved the experience and we will definitely be back!!!
Sincerely Seth and Friends
This evening we had the honor of being invited to one of the pre-opening evenings at Andalusia. Our party of seven (of three generations) was comfortably seated. The service was friendly and efficient. The atmosphere and décor were pleasant. And, most importantly, the food was delicious.
We ordered both paella and a variety of tapas all of which were very well prepared and authentic. We especially enjoyed the seafood paella (Paella de Mariscos) and the skewered seasoned lamb and chicken (Koutban del Kefta and Koutban be Djaj).
We look forward to our next visit and we wish Andalusia great success
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