Marisqueria Ribeira do Mino

Price guide: Mid-range

Calle Santa Brigida 1, Madrid, 28004

Price guide: Mid-range

Ribeira do Mino dining room

By Annie Bennett, your Madrid expert

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expert-rated restaurants in Madrid
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.4
4.4
Ambience:
4.6
4.6
Service:
4.4
4.4
Location:
4.3
4.3
Value for money:
4.2
4.2
Recommended for:
Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Stag / hen parties, No fuss

Expert review of Marisqueria Ribeira do Mino

Like seafood? Tuck your napkin under your chin and get stuck in.

Galicia in northern Spain is renowned for its seafood, much of it fished in the many inlets along the coast. Here you eat it just like in Galicia, with no fuss or standing or ceremony. It's very popular, so you can be sure everything is really fresh and hasn't been hanging around.

Food and drink: 

You just have to order the mariscada - a platter of mussels, prawns, crab, goose barnacles and goodness knows what else. Other Galician specialities are also on offer, such as boiled ham with turnip tops, little green peppers from Padron, hake, octopus, empanada (tuna pie) and steaks. For dessert, it has to be tarta de Santiago (almond cake). I like it with orujo (similar to Grappa) poured over the top. To drink, a Galician white wine, either Ribeiro or Albarino. 

Ambience: 

Boisterous. Noisy. Busy. Great fun.

Service: 

Fast.

Location: 

On a quiet street off Calle Fuencarral, near Tribunal metro.

Price advice: 

It's easiest to go for the all-in menu at 36.50 euros per peson, with  various starters including octopus, green peppers and clams, followed by the blowout seafood platter and dessert. The price includes wine, beer or soft drinks, coffee, orujo shots (Galician grappa-like firewater) and queimada, which is a bubbling bowl of orujo and coffee. Phew!

More information on Marisqueria Ribeira do Mino:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant, Takeaway
Food:
Seafood, Spanish
Address:
Calle Santa Brigida 1, Madrid, 28004
Telephone:
91 521 9854
Website:
http://www.marisqueriaribeiradomino.com/es/estaticas/index.asp?wm=752&id=255
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Tue-Sat 1pm-4pm, 8pm-midnight. Closed Mondays and August.
Accepts Credit Cards:
No
Reservations:
Suggested
Free tags / Keywords:
Takeaway

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