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One of the smartest eateries in town, in the heart of the trendy Cathedral area. Seasonal western menu, great wines and authentic Tapas and ambiance have made this an expat favorite.The rough guide.

With olives and full-bodied red wine on offer, one could perch at the bar at La Salsa for hours. The funky first floor is usually filled with expatriates chatting away over wine. A list of tapas provides fabulous nibbling food for groups. This area is a great place to meet for a pre-dinner drink or make a light meal of the tapas (order many as they are rather small). An upstairs dining area provides room for more serious eaters, the menu features more substantial dishes with Mediterranean accents. Yahoo Travel

This appealing tapas joint, with its soothing and cheery bar room, is popular with foreigners. No doubt they’re drawn to its relaxed vibe and elegant comfort, the amiable staff and the exceptional food. Delicate pork ribs and perfectly fried calamari are mouthwatering, and you can also order steaks, lamb cutlets and other things that go well with potatoes.Lonely Planet review

Visiting La Salsa with great company and sitting back to relish in the restaurant’s understated, unpretentious elegance, the perfect pairing with a quiet Ha Noi evening. Vietnam News

A good place to meet up before going out is La Salsa, which serves fine cocktails in a chic street-side overlook. New York Times Travel