With its dim lighting, worn plaster, and Spanish tile, this tapas bar at the Deep Ellum Hostel exudes a feeling of old New Orleans. The crowd is young, the music tasteful oldies, and the sangria afloat with flowers. You place your order at the bar, so we sat there (although the couches hugging the open-windowed wall looked inviting). Besides cured meats, cheeses, and tinned fish (it’s a thing in Spain), there’s a slew of classic and inventive tapas. The patatas bravas are stellar: wonderfully crisp fingerling potato bites dotted with aioli and a smoky red pepper sauce. A salad of sweet blue crab and corn impressed us too. Albóndigas (Spanish meatballs) were supersized in their savory—but salty—sauce.