A good menú del día in a great part of town. We had the gazpacho de tropezones and a lentil soup that was surprisingly quite spicy, and for mains we plumped for the platter of four portions: hummus, ratatouille, paella and mushroomy eggs. Wholesome, healthy stuff. All of it was veggie of course, but only the paella missed its key ingredient: a good fish stock! Desserts were limited to two choices, as well as fruit: the cheesecake had an interesting texture and a reassuringly decadent taste but was cheapened by the marmalade topping, while the natilla de chocolate was just a bit repetitive.
This is a bustling little place with good service and a great vibe, but like Lavapies’s Granero, so closed off from the street that it’s more suitable for a gloomy rainy afternoon, and not the usual sunny Madrid day! We hardly got any light in from the street, so we’ll pay it a repeat visit when the weather really is frightful.
Metro Chueca/Gran Via