I was rather reluctant to go to a restaurant that didn't serve solely Algerian cuisine during my stay in Algiers, lucky for me I decided to pay a visit to La Tantra.
Nested in a large forest near the martyr's monument, one of Algiers's landmarks, lies La Tantra, a brilliant restaurant specializing in seafood but serving limited plates of poultry and beef as well.
We were initially off to a rocky start with no English menus in the place, I was literally trying to decode the French menu until one of the waiters presented himself and offered to translate the menu. I ended up ordering fried shrimp for appetizers, grilled sea bass for the main course and french apple pie with ice-cream for desserts.
Bread was served with a plate of tomatoes & sardines and another plate of grilled peppers. The tomato and sardines were truly appetizing letting you give serious thought to ordering more.
The shrimp delicious, fried to perfection and served with some sort of light pineapple sauce. The highlight however is undoubtedly the grilled sea bass, seared and grilled, it is juicy and full of flavour. There is no sauce with the fish, allowing you to savor the taste of the sea bass in all its glory! A highly highly recommended dish!
Next came the dessert which was french apple pie with cinnamon ice-cream. The apple pie was served very warm, moist and soft with a crunchy crust, by far one of the best apple pies I have had in quite sometime.
The interior of the place is also very nice and quite elegant. The waiters, while not bilingual, were very helpful and extremely attentative.
However the place does it crowded quite fast, with no non-smoking area, the smoke from cigarettes does get a bit overwhelming. The other negative would be that they couldn't debit my credit card due to "communication errors" and required a cash payment, so make sure you do visit with cash just in case.
Being located in the forest, make sure you arrange transportation to leave the restaurant. A highly recommended restaurant for a delightful experience.
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