Spanish restaurant breathes new life into Williston Park location

September 16, 2013 by  

Williston Park welcomed a new restaurant to the fold last Tuesday when Sangria 71 opened its doors.

The new restaurant is located in the space previously home to Willy Parkers, and is in many ways filling a void in the Williston Park area. Before the opening of Sangria 71, there were no Spanish restaurants in the neighborhood. Dishes offered by the restaurant will include tapas and seafood.

One dish that Sangria 71 plans to focus on is paella; a traditional Spanish rice dish. It currently has a Paella Valenciana on its menu, which contains chicken, beans, and rice. It also offers a paella with seafood. The plan is to offer a wider variety of paella as specials as time goes on.

The dishes are available in a number of different sizes, including individually sized portions, as well as dishes designed to feed a group. The restaurant offers paella dishes for groups of four to 15 people. One of the goals of the restaurant owners is to eventually offer a dish that feeds 40, which can be used for catering and private parties.

The new restaurant can make use of printing services for its menu, highlighting the many options available at Sangria 71 on a regular basis, as well as the daily specials. The two brothers who own the restaurant, Jose and Rosendo Fernandez Jr. say that they plan to offer a number of seafood specials nightly. They will also offer a wide selection of sangria to start, with beer and wine options coming later on.