Villa Lobos in Freeport, New York is located in a residential neighborhood in Freeport. If you didn’t know it was there, you wouldn’t find it. A friend recommended the place, so my husband and I decided to check it out.
When we walked in, we were greeted by the manager. He quickly seated us and told us that we had five minutes before happy hour ended. My husband ordered oysters, Croquetas de Champinon (ham and cheese croquette), and Patatas Bravas (which were very spicy). I had a bite of the croquette and it was yummy delicious.
We also ordered two glasses of Sangria. I was thinking of ordering a Margarita but we were quickly told they only could serve wine and beer. So, we both ordered Sangria. It was delicious. There was lots of fruit in it too!
Villa Lobos has some main courses but they are known for their Tapas. We ordered:
- Albondigas (pork and beef meatballs)
- Gambas Al Ajillo (shrimp in garlic and oil)
- Mejillones (muscles)
I wanted seafood. Since the shrimp and muscles were in that category, I was looking forward to eating both. I had a taste of the meatballs. They were small but delicious. I did not like the shrimp. I found it had a strange taste. (My husband thought it tasted fine.) I really enjoy the muscles. The meat inside was so tiny. I never had such small muscles. But, I found them very tasty.
We did not order a meat and cheese board but many of the people around us did. It looked amazing.
They had a variety of Spanish desserts but my favorite was flan. We ordered it. It was perfect.
As we were leaving, we noticed a big pork leg on the table. It was beautiful. The manager told me it came directly from Spain. (Hmmm… We should have ordered that!)
I liked some of the dishes and didn’t care for others at Villa Lobos in Freeport. The wait staff was extremely nice and accommodating. When you enter the restaurant, you feel like you’re going to a friend’s home. The manager told us to come back the next night for Flamingo Dancers. I just loved the warm, homey feeling I got from this restaurant.