Plaza Canovas del Castillo 4, Madrid, 28014
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Seasoned travellers, Singles, Celebrity spotting, Design and architecture, People watching, Trendiness
Expert review of Estado Puro
Michelin-starred chef Paco Roncero is behind this gastro bar, where Alfonso Castellano is head chef. Sit at high stools inside, or grab a table on the terrace and prepare yourself for a few surprises.
The tortilla comes in a glass, with caramelised onion at the bottom and whisked raw egg on top. It’s nice, honestly, but if it sounds a bit scary, have the patatas bravas - which are served spaced out on a slate, the asparagus in tempura or the exquisite miniburgers.
Kitsch plastic hair accessories adorn the walls and ceiling, which makes a change from beige minimalism. You get a real mix of customers here, ranging from tourists who’ve just stumbled in and are totally discombobulated by the food, to serious gourmets, local office workers and people in the know.
It’s right opposite the Prado and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums, so is a really handy spot for lunch if you’re having a cultural day.
Most tapas are in the 4-10 euro range, and you’ll probably want to share at least five between two people – if you’re not very hungry. Wines by the glass are surprisingly good value at around 2.50 euros.
There is another branch in the new NH Palacio Conde de Tepa hotel on Calle San Sebastian, just off Plaza Santa Ana.
More information on Estado Puro:
- Price guide:
- Bar, Restaurant, Tapas bar
- Mediterranean, Modern, Spanish, Tapas
- Plaza Canovas del Castillo 4, Madrid, 28014
- 91 330 2400
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Tue-Sat 11am-1am.Closed Sunday lunchtime and all day Monday.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not necessary
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Paco Roncero, gastro bar, Al fresco