Food and drink
Sergi Arola likes to reinvent tradtional recipes. Here you can have patatas bravas, although you might not recognise them as such. There's also grilled calves' liver, quail thighs, ham croquettes, cod fritters, clam chowder and garlic prawns. Desserts are absolutely delicious, and there are some seriously good wines.
Decor is a mix of designer bar and gentleman's club, with a bit of 80s disco thrown in. The clientele is mostly fashionably-dressed and well-coiffed.
Excellent. Staff are very knowledgeable about food and drinks.
Las Salesas is a smart area with lots of boutiques and galleries, between Chueca and the Paseo de Recoletos.
Tapas are 5-16 euros. Downstairs, cocktails are 10 euros, which sounds a lot but they are really good. And I speak from experience.
Casa de America, Paseo de Recoletos 2.
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