Marisqueria Ribeira do Mino
Calle Santa Brigida 1, Madrid, 28004
- 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
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.
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.
Boisterous. Noisy. Busy. Great fun.
On a quiet street off Calle Fuencarral, near Tribunal metro.
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:
- Restaurant, Takeaway
- Seafood, Spanish
- Calle Santa Brigida 1, Madrid, 28004
- 91 521 9854
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Tue-Sat 1pm-4pm, 8pm-midnight. Closed Mondays and August.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
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