If you are looking for an aperitif in Milan that is different from the usual counter covered with plates of pizza, rice salad and cous cous, then the Spanish bar-restaurant Ajo Blanco is the one for you.
Located in the heart of the bustling Isola area, a stone's throw from Frida, this place welcomes you in an all-Spanish atmosphere, with wooden tables and tapas for all tastes. The style is perhaps a little more chic than the cluttered and noisy Spanish tapas bars, but it is still a great place to spend an evening of sangria and tapas.
Ajo Blanco is also a restaurant and it is therefore possible to have dinner, but in this case don't expect cheap Spanish-style prices: the courses are quite expensive. The ideal instead is to arrive for the hour ofappetizer, from the 18.00 20.00, and order a liter of sangria with a few plates of tapas, from creamed cod served on bread, to veal meatballs in an almond and saffron sauce. Vegetarians have nothing to fear, the house also offers vegetable-based tapas such as pisto machego (vegetable caponata) or fried green peppers.
Being tempted by this variety of flavors is even easier considering the happy one formula provided at aperitif time: if you order four tapas, you will receive a bottle of wine, a liter of sangria or a beer for free. The choice is yours!