La Terraza, situated at 40 Hersham Road in Walton on Thames, has been treating locals to quality Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine since 2005. The menu reads like a laden trestle table under the Spanish sun – packed with tapas options and paella, plus an incredible range of carefully selected Spanish wines. This family-owned operation also makes and bottles its own poncha, a liqueur distilled from sugar cane and lemon juice that is sure to break through any overcast day.
The landscape within London’s M25 rarely conjures up images of the Mediterranean, though many a Londoner has dreamed of flying south while driving in despair along a stretch of the infamous ring-road. Short of a plane ticket, your best option is to head to La Terraza in Walton on Thames, Surrey. Here, at 40 Hersham Road, you’ll find a family-owned Spanish tapas bar and restaurant that works like an oasis in the desert, bringing authentic Spanish and Mediterranean cuisines to locals since 2005. Beckoning a beam of the Spanish sunshine into people’s lives has been head chef and patriarch Antonio’s dream since 2005.
And La Terraza is going from strength to strength, still offering a cornucopia of Spanish and Mediterranean food and drink, from full a la carte service to small tapas and sumptuous paella. And it’s not simply a taste of Spain that La Terraza provide, there’s a decidedly homemade essence to their offering. This is best captured – and bottled – by the family’s home-brewed poncha, a drink that La Terraza describe as their lethal speciality. Poncha is a Madeiran liqueur distilled from sugar cane and fruit juices, from which the more well-known caipirinha derives and with which the Anglo-Indian punch is associated. But while we’re at 40 Hersham Road in Walton on Thames we want to think neither of Queen and Country nor the colonies. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the sunshine at La Terraza.
I went with 2 friends to this lovely restaurant. The atmosphere was like being on holiday. The staff were very welcoming and helped us choose the wine. We chose a selection of tapas, both meat, fish and vegetarian. They were all delicious and generous portions. We chatted and ate and eventually ate all the food. The red wine complemented the food. We finished with coffee. Would recommend the restaurant and we will definitely be back
Great place, great food and amazing service. It was an Outstanding experience. I recommend the place, and thre is no doubt that I will visit this restaurant again.
Absolutely fantastic food and service, this is the third time i've been to this restaurant in as many months and would highly recommend it to anyone.
La Terraza totally lived up to our expectations. The food was absolutely delicious and there was a great atmosphere. We would highly recommend a visit.
I have eaten at La Terraza several times and the food is always good. It was busy on this occasion but it was a Saturday evening so to be expected. The service was good too and the only complaint is that when it is busy the noise level is high.
This restaurant has a great and delicious selection of tapas, main meals and desserts. The room is light and airy and the tables are not too close together. The waiters are very attentive and have a joke with you and explain anything you want. The quality of the food is very good and if like me you do not always eat everything, they do have takeways bags available. A great place for celebrations or a family Sunday lunch.
Have eaten here many times, the menu has so much choice of really good Tapas and main meals. Desert menu a bit poor, but when we saw the new addition of CHURROS we ordered three lots but were disappointed to be told that did not have any. Why show a new choice then not source it to be sold?
The most authentic Spanish Tapas restaurant in Surrey. Efficient & friendly. Considering it was a very busy Mother's day, there wasn't a single problem. I've been to many other restaurants on a Mother's day & there have been plenty of problems but here, all credit to all the staff. Thank you for an excellent experience and "I'll be back"!
Excellent food friendly service. The Paisley marine was exellent, not to mention the lobster starter. What more you want? Perhaps the waiters could be more understanding like when you order paella for two , it useful to have plate to get a portion out of the dish. But no problem , if you don't ask, you don't get.
Excellent meals, we shared the starter as we know of our past experience the size of the starter and main meal. The baked see as was excellent , my partner find her skate salty, the waiter changed the meal without further discussion. I finished with lemon tart and a coffe. Our experience excellent as before