The set lunch here is good value, with fresh ingredients, succulent meat and good presentation. This is the perfect place to come straight after a dip in the hammam next door (a little overpriced, but a refreshing winter-warmer experience if you’ve never done it).
Service is a little aloof at times, but the decor – not as typical as most Moroccan restaurants – and location, so close to shops and theatres, are quite special.
Metro Sol/Tirso de Molina
Two and a half visits here so far: a friends birthday inside, a menu del día on the terraza and a dessert and drink late one summer night. The former was eye-wateringly expensive, as we really did order the best of what they had: pulpo, lamb, vegetables and the impressive postres, including possibly the best pan-baked giant cookie I’ve ever tasted.
The €12 menu del día that I was so looking forward to grazing over on a sunny Friday afternoon was rather lacklustre, though. Surprisingly so, for their a la carte selection is of a different league. Another obligatory visit is imminent.
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Metro La Latina