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.
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!
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- Mature travellers
- Seasoned travellers
- Stag / hen parties
- No fuss