In love with dining out – Madrid
Rice Bar La bomba, best place in Madrid to eat different Spanish traditional rice dishes, and even a Korean rice named Bulgogi, great for dinners. If you are in town with foreign friends, it’s the place to take them, although it’s not the typical Spanish traditional place they’ll expect, the decoration is clearly Mediterreanean.
The place is in Chueca neighbourhood, in front of Mercado de San Antón, a great place for a walk after dinner to digest, you will need it. They also have just opened another restaurant, bigger and with terrace in Pablo Muguruza St., La Bomba Bistrot.
There are no many starters to choose from, but there are all spectacular, my favorites: Butifarra, Ensaladilla and Croquetas, you can order to share if you ask for Trilogía La Bomba. They also have La Virgen craft beer from Madrid, for a great start.
When it comes to rices I always choose the simplest one, as Arroz A Banda, but at Rice Bar La bomba I change my habits: for lunch I will go with Arroz Berlanga (peaks, chorizo… strong taste, delicious, José Luis García Berlanga’s recipe), and for dinner, something lighter, the Bulgogi Rice, a great Korean rice, that you have to wrap in a lettuce leave, with beef, ginger, garlic.
The dessert is a must, there are all of them great, but Paulova is the king. And for a really grand finale pair it with a MR wine (Moscatel).
Christophe, one of the owners, has also a great blog in which he writes about recipes and restaurants.
Make a reservation.
Mondays to Wednesday is closed at dinner.
Pedro Muguruza [UPDATE: CLOSED!]: