Una Mas is one of the three venues within the middle level of the Coogee Pavilion. And although Mimi’s is by far the grandest of the three, Una Mas shouldn’t be overlooked.
Una Mas is much more casual – the type of place you pop in for a glass of vino and a plate of octopus grilled on the plancha (grill), or fresh buffalo mozzarella dolloped on lemon leaves – it’s likely to be equally busy. Maybe even more so, especially on Fridays and Saturday nights when the 50-seater seaside tapas eatery is open until 3am, making it a rare late-night venue for the eastern suburbs.
Smaller dishes include scarlet prawns grilled with garlic and chilli; pipis with pancetta; and sardines with sour onions. There are bigger options too, like sirloin with salsa verde or a whole fish cooked on the custom-built Josper grill for a touch of smokiness.
It’s uncomplicated, easy-eating food set in a warm, inviting room that's got light peach tones and striking art on the walls.
Take a seat at the bar and choose from a list of Euro-inspired cocktails, or order the superbly refreshing house Spritz, made with Gonzalez Byass Vermouth and pet nat. Be sure to take the venue’s name as instruction – una mas translates as “one more”.