Sala de Despiece
“Ir de tapas” in Madrid is a must, but also difficult to find the best places to do so, especially in streets as Ponzano, you have to separate the wheat from chaff, Sala de Despiece
is clearly wheat.
Great and creative decoration, as you were inside a really cool meat cutting room, or a former butchery. It’s small, with a big bar in the middle, with hooks over your head where you can find the forks, knives and napkins.
The menu is not too long but exquisite, and is presented as a list of dishes classified according to various criteria set by columns: section, product development, ingredients, origin, weight and price. All the meat comes from La Finca Jimenez Barbero, a top farm located in Colmenar de Arroyo, in Madrid, and it’s one of their star dishes.
We had the carpaccio and it was really amazing, the meat is fabulous, they serve it which salt, tomato and a truffle sauce, you have to spread it over the meat and roll it.
Butter fish was a great choice too, grilled, really tasty.
We also order Galician octopus chalaca (with fresh vegetables: onion, tomato).
Its a fantastic place to meet with friends, but if you are a big group better go early (its always crowd), we went with James and Dapfne (from Map Magazine), we order 2 plates of each, several glasess of wine, beer, a Gin&Tonic, and a flan for dessert and we paid for everything 90€.
From Tuesday to Sunday, lunch or dinner time (not Sudays). Not reservation available. Ponzano, 11.