Marisqueria Ribeira do Mino

Address: Calle Santa Brigida 1, Madrid, 28004, Spain
Telephone: 91 521 9854

- Mid-range

4.2

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
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Service
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Value for money
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Ambience
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Location
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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!

Recommended for

  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Stag / hen parties
  • No fuss

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