Impressive, just like that. You arrive there, order some cañas (small beers) and depending on the season you can get a gazpacho (cold tomato soup) or a warm soup while they tell you that they will bring you a tapa in just a moment. From there it is amazing, I'm just going to tell you that if you're still hungry after the fourth caña they give you some small grilled chops to die for. The only thing is that the caña costs 2.25€, but it's worth it.
It is one of those "hidden" places everyone seems to know, since it is very difficult to get a table on the terrace and the hustle and bustle is constant. The views, especially at dusk, are spectacular and this is what makes this place special, since the service, despite being nice, is quite poor (we had to ask for our order three times) and the food is correct and at a good price without being exceptional. The "pimientos de padrón" (stuffed peppers) are spicy and the potatoes with dressings are good.
Here, you can have the best croquetas in Madrid. It might sound strange, but the spinach croquetas are delicious. The ham and cheese ones too!
A piece of trivia: years ago U2 chose this spot to do a photo-shoot and they’ve paid a visit every time they’ve returned to Madrid.
A beautiful place where one can taste typical Andalusian cuisine. A central fountain where birds come down to drink.
Delicious desserts, I loved the tocino de cielo (pudding made with egg yolk and syrup) and the chocolate cake.
A place full of greenery, a great atmosphere in terms of light, tranquillity and romance. Delightful.
With this tasting menu € 20 you can try many dishes such as morteruelo, the zarajos or ajoarriero, as well as other dishes, such as salad, soup, lamb, i dessert. And best of all, you can enjoy all in full square with cathedral views.
This is a fine restaurant that is located in El Escorial in Sab. Lorenzo. Its owner is a peculiar man, you have to meet him. It has loads of tapas in generous portions. The terrace is a joy in summer and in winter season since they put stoves and blankets.
This is delicious Spanish and Mediterranean food, made with love at priced at a good value. It is in an "urban tavern" which basically means a small family restaurant. It is located in the heart of the old town of Burgos (street Fernán González), to a passage of the cathedral and the Gothic churches of the city highlights. The restaurant takes advantage of the view of an old stone factory and interior decoration combines perfectly the minimalist furniture with ancient masonry stone and soft lighting that makes it very cozy. The specialt is roast lamb but I recommend that you also try the tapas. A very delicious dish is the roasted vegetables and goat cheese Biscayan cod. For dessert you can not miss the orange. It is a really delicious cream. Enjoy!
Impressive! The goat cheese salad delightful. Of the main courses, the hake is the ultimate, the cod great and the meat extraordinary. The desserts exquisite. An extensive wine list and the Inurrieta 400 house wine one of the most recommended.
The service very good and a very pleasant locale to be with family. Overall, highly recommended.
You will find this restaurant in the old town of Cuenca in an old house. The interior has a modern rustic decor where they eat typical local dishes, but in a new kitchen. Highlights deer meatballs. ***
A restaurant with tapas and a menu. Today we ate a la carte all to share: salad with grilled foie and Bluefin tuna with soya bean, exquisite. For dessert, chocolate coulant and coffees.
The locale is very nice and the service exquisite.
I ate dinner at this restaurant with my girlfriend one night. It was a stupendous dinner. We had the ensaladilla rusa (Russian potato salad) (amazing), a streak with potatoes (exquisite). My girl also had the breaded chicken (phenomenal).
Very good prices. Extraordinary quality. Clean. Good service.
I hope to go back one day.
The Area Sunset restaurant is a multiple use area situated on the beach in Mar Menor in the Pedruchillo area. It has a place where you can eat a la carte things or snacks, dinner, or just have a drink and enjoy yourself on the sensational terrace overlooking the beach and just chill out. We enjoyed the chill out zone, where the atmosphere is fantastic and the cocktails are top notch, especially if they're accompanied by one of the spectacular sunsets that you can see from there. It should be noted that the staff is very professional and the quality/price ratio is good. A sidenote: For anyone who's interested, the restaurant hosts weddings on the beach.
I made a reservation well in advance. The food was very good. It was delicious with generous quantities and reasonably priced, about 25€/person with drinks, dessert and bread. We settled at a table next to one of the windows, so we enjoyed the concert in the square during dinner! A highly recommended site!
El Nacional is a vast and luminous new space dedicated solely to one of Spain's most precious cultural resources: food. Located just a few steps of the famous Passeig de Gracia, El Nacional is a glass and iron building which recalls the refined elegance of 1920's Europe while offering up cuisine and drinks which range from traditional classics to more modern fare from around Spain. If you're well-versed in Spain's culinary scene, you might call El Nacional Barcelona's answer to the wildly successful Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid.
The space is home to four specialized restaurants and four specialized bars. The restaurant spaces consist of La Paradeta, an airy cafe-style space dedicated to light meals like sandwiches, salads, and pastries; La Taperia which, as its name suggests, is home to classic tapas from around the country; La Llotja which serves the fresh seafood; and La Braseria which stands out for its wood-fire grill.
My favorite part of El Nacional, however, are actually the bars. A refreshing drink with some tasty snacks is a Spanish classic, and they have bars specializing in cocktails, beer with preserves (try the house-cured olives or the anchovies), wine with Spanish charcuterie, and a decadent but woefully expensive cava and oyster bar.
If you've worked up a thirst exploring the city and happen to be headed to the old quarter via the Passeig de Gracia, El Nacional is an ideal spot to refuel with an ice cold Spanish vermouth and some briny olives.
Probably the best place I've eaten at in my whole life as well as the most comfortable. Not only is the food delicious, the restaurant has an impressive really personal decor linked to the owners, if not, they themselves will pass on their passion for cooking through the dishes they serve you. A shot of motivation which made me at least, pause to savour every bite.
For me, it's a must in Navarra and I am sure that as soon as I have an excuse I will eat there again.
The products are all from the area and in-season suffice to say fresh and tasty. The desserts are, frankly, obscene for being so sumptuous. Our hair stood on end as the described to us the French toast and its preparation and I no longer had any doubts.
I still can’t understand how something so good can be so well made. Few mothers make French toast with such dedication and one notes that when eating.
In summary, an essential, both for romantic and family moments, business meetings or whatever, as they conform well to what it is you need. They get you the dish you want even if it’s not on the menu and still manage to do it well.
An example and an inspiration to see that when things are done with the heart. You can tell the difference.
The Amboto Restaurant is located in the emblematic old downtown of Bilbao, surrounded by many bars and restored places.
In my last visit to Bilbao I had agreed to meet friends for dinner; we were having something to drink in the area and we decided to go inside this restaurant since it was the only one with a free table.
The place has two floors; the first floor has the bar and the second one the restaurant. The dining room is quite big and fits 110 people. I was surprised that it was practically empty, especially when the other restaurants of the area were so full.
It is decorated with wood and paintings, one of them featuring the Dama de Amboto of the popular legend. It specializes in traditional Basque cuisine, like codfish and other fish and grilled meat. They have a special house menu (26€) and they make special group menus.
We were three people and we ordered to entrees (an assortment of cold meats and a smoked plate) and then each one of us had a main dish (turbot with shrimp and eel, grilled monkfish with shrimp and clams, sirloin with Idiazabal cheese), all of it from the “recommended dishes” section of the menu. We paid 30€, wine bottle included, which I believe is an average price in Bilbao.
They were good sized servings and with a great presentation. We had a great dinner. The service was excellent, quick, attentive and kind. When they saw that we couldn’t stop taking pictures, the owner herself came to say hello, talked to us and turned on all the lights in the place and told us the history behind the paintings in the wall.
I definitely recommend this place, both for the service and the dishes.