Bulla Gastrobar

A touch of Spanish flare has made its way to Plano with the addition of Bulla Gastrobar at Legacy West. The restaurant’s name comes from the Spanish slang word for “chatter,” and guests will understand why as soon as they walk through the door. The vibrant energy of the bustling open kitchen and friendly staff make this the kind of place where you savor your food, enjoy great conversation, and stay a bit longer than expected, sipping on another round of cocktails.

“Bulla Gastrobar is a true communal experience that showcases the many cultural influences of Spanish dining and the impact it has on social dining,” the president and founder of Centurion Restaurant Group, Carlos Centurion, said. “Hospitality is key. We have an incredible team in place ready to provide Plano residents and visitors with top notch service.”

Stop by Bulla’s sleek wrap-around bar to try out one of their bright cocktails. Three sangria options provide fruity drinks that everyone can enjoy, but the Sangria Blanca with light aroma and subtly fruity but overall crisp flavors stands out. For something a little stronger, try out one of their signature cócteles. The Bullfighter is an easy-to-drink option for bourbon lovers while the Lemongrass Collins offers a fresh twist on a gin-based favorite. That’s on top of their extensive wine list featuring both Spanish and American selections.

Bulla’s Sangria Blanca, Lemongrass Collins and Suavecito cocktails // photos Kathy Tran

With a beautiful spread of tapas, everything is designed to be shareable. Start out by building an exquisite board full of cured meats and cheeses. It’s a great way to try out new flavors without straying too far from your comfort zone.

“People should know that Bulla is intended to be a shared experience,” Centurion said. “There’s a wide assortment of tapas available for guests to try, and we encourage diners to enjoy several dishes from across the menu with their table. “

Coca flatbread with Mahón cheese, quail eggs, caramelized onions, oyster mushrooms and bacon

So come prepared to order a few of their small and larger plates. Bulla’s menu includes regional, recognizable favorites like their veal and pork meatballs served with manchego and tomate frito. But there are a few wildcards available, like their Ensalada De Pulpo. The grilled octopus salad comes with roma tomatoes and cucumbers and tastes as fresh as it looks. If grilled octopus is a touch too far, try the Bulla Burger served with piquillo peppers, cipollini onions, tetilla cheese, brioche, honey thyme glaze, and patatas bravas. Each bite packs a new hit of flavors that are both comfortable and distinctly unique.

“At Bulla, we pride ourselves on the fact that we maintain the authenticity and integrity of Spanish cuisine,” Centurion said. “Traditional dishes like patatas bravas, paella and churros, for example, are incredible when prepared using time-honored methods – we just put our own unique flare on such offerings.”

Bulla’s best-hidden secret comes around every day from 5-7 p.m: happy hour. All of their beer, wine, house liquor and specialty cocktails are half off. And on weekends, guests can enjoy brunch with $6 mimosas and sangrias until 4 p.m. So it’s always a good time to grab one of their delicious drinks.

The Centurion Restaurant Group has spread throughout the south over the past few years bringing their Florida-based menus to different culinary scenes, but this is Bulla’s first Texas location. So come see what all the chatter is about next time you’re in Legacy West. Bulla Gastrobar may just become your new favorite spot on the spirited strip.

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