Food and drink
The menu changes according to what is good at any particular time of year - if you thought seasonal cuisine was a recent phenomenon in restaurants, think again. Specialities include jugged hare, roast lamb, steaks, slow-cooked kidneys in sherry, braised oxtail, baby broad beans with ham, salt cod brandade and garlic prawns. Their gazpacho is fantastic.
Red checked tablecloths, red tiled walls, hanging hams... there is no doubt about what sort of place this is. It gets really busy at lunchtime with people who work nearby, and at weekends.
Severely professional. No messing about.
Central but off the tourist track. Near Calle Fuencarral shops.
Starters are around 5-12 euros, mains 12-22 euros. Portions are pretty hefty though.
There is another branch uptown at Calle Padre Damian 37.
- Business travellers
- Families with teenagers
- Mature travellers
- Seasoned travellers
- No fuss