Food and drink
Start with artichokes, asaparagus, broad beans or whatever is in season. Let the waitress advise you. Then maybe monkfish or sea bass, or a steak. The hot chocolate souflee is very sinful. Navarra also produces some fantastic wines, particularly reds and roses, and there is a great list here.
Be sure to order the cristal peppers, which are prepared eveyr day by Sola's mother, Pili, in Navarra and sent to Madrid.
The restaurant was designed by the renowned architect Patxi Mangado, who is also from Navarra. There is a lot of pale wood, which creates a light, airy atmosphere with plenty of space between the tables. For once, you won't be forced to eavesdrop on the conversation of the table next to you. You get a mix of business people and media types here, with few tourists. Look out for singers, actors and politicians.
Informative and friendly.
Off the tourist beat, but a short walk from Calle Fuencarral and Chueca.
Starters are around 10-15 euros, mains 20-30 euros and desserts 6.50 euros.
- Business travellers
- Mature travellers
- Seasoned travellers
- Celebrity spotting
- Special occasions
- Design and architecture