Enjoy creative cocktails and authentic tapas from Spain
Bulla Gastrobar, the acclaimed Florida-based restaurant from Centurion Restaurant Group, today announced the opening of the restaurant’s first Texas location, and sixth overall. Bulla is now open in the bustling Legacy West district of Plano.
The name “bulla” (boo-ya) stems from the Spanish colloquialism for “chatter,” and reflects the restaurant’s atmosphere. Authentic Spanish tapas featuring culturally rich ingredients and imaginative cocktails will be served in a lively, social setting, complete with a beautifully appointed gather-around bar, main dining area, private dining room, and outdoor terrace. Bulla Gastrobar’s aesthetic contributes to the energetic vibe, with design inspiration influenced by the famous tapas bars in Barcelona, blended with elements of a traditional Spanish marketplace.
“Bulla is a true neighborhood concept that showcases the many cultural influences of Spain, and the importance and enjoyment of social dining,” said Carlos Centurion, president and founder of Centurion Restaurant Group. “Our team is committed to catering to area residents with flavors and offerings tailored for Texas tastes, and we’re confident Bulla will offer a unique and unparalleled dining experience in Plano.”
Under the direction of Centurion Restaurant Group’s regional culinary executive, Diego Solano, Bulla Gastrobar follows the “alta cocina” approach to tapas, employing innovative techniques with traditional recipes which results in modern offerings that maintain the integrity of the cuisine. Signature dishes include:
Paella – featuring Valencia style rice, calamari, prawns, clams, shrimp, red sofrito and saffron.
Along with signature items available across all Bulla Gastrobar locations, guests at the Plano restaurant will enjoy offerings bespoke to Texas tastes like the Jalapeño Ceviche with shrimp, fish, crispy shallots, roasted jalapeño, fresh lime and orange, and the Spanish Margarita featuring Jimador Reposado, Grand Marnier, Amontillado sherry, lime juice and agave nectar.
Further differentiating itself from existing locations, Bulla Gastrobar Plano will boast a Josper oven, a highly regarded appliance that combines an oven and grill to speed up cooking time and impart the highest quality grilling standards. The Plano culinary team will use the equipment for select dishes including the Ensalada de Pulpo featuring grilled octopus, roma tomatoes and cucumber.
Bulla Gastrobar’s creative cocktail program is led by Centurion Restaurant Group’s beverage manager and mixologist, Joel Mesa. Guests can enjoy playful approaches to classic cocktails, like the Lemongrass Collins with St. Germain, Wint & Lila gin, lemongrass syrup and cucumber, along with signature sips, like the Bullfighter featuring Old Forester 100 Bourbon, Aperol, Dow’s Port, lemon juice and cranberry. A vast selection of wine, beer, and made-to-order sangrias are also available.
Bulla Gastrobar Plano is located at 6007 Legacy Dr., Suite 180. The restaurant is open for lunch, happy hour, dinner and weekend brunch.