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Adela opens in Fells Point

Tapas Adela opened quietly this week in Fells Point.

This is the fourth place in the Kali's Restaurant Group, and the second tapas bar.

Adela's Web site isn't up and running yet, but I did get a copy of the menu. It's purely Spanish, not a mix of cuisines as so many small plates restaurants are these days. Nothing much costs over $8 except for the paellas for two ($20) and the roast suckling pig for four ($25). ...


I asked one of the business partners, Karen Patten, why Kali's decided to open another tapas place. Wouldn't it be competition for Mezze, just a couple of blocks away?

She explained that Mezze's food is completely different, because it offers only Greek and Middle Eastern small plates. At one point ceviche was on Mezze's menu, but they decided it was too Spanish and took it off.


Adela is open every day from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.; the kitchen is open till 11 p.m. It's where Southern Accents was in the Admiral Fell Inn at 814 S. Broadway. (The space has been completely redone by Rita St. Clair Associates.)

Tapas Adela's phone number is 410-534-6262.

If anyone has been, please give us a mini-review below.

Sorry I don't have a photo of Adela yet. The shoot is next Tuesday. A picture of Mezze will have to do.

(Elizabeth Malby/Sun photographer)