Las mesas de Vanessa

In love with dining out – Madrid

Villoldo

Estrella del Bajo Carrión is an amazing restaurant in a small village in Palencia. We loved it but it was a little far away to include it at Las Mesas de … Sigue leyendo

abril 9, 2016 · Deja un comentario

Vinoteca Moratin

Vinoteca Moratín is my new favorite place in town. It opened in 2013 and still now it’s really difficult to get a table. The reason: the amazing food and atmosphere, … Sigue leyendo

enero 20, 2016 · Deja un comentario

La Gabinoteca

La Gabinoteca is the hip grandson of the traditional tapas restaurant La Ancha. The owners, well known because of their famous omelettes, opened La Gabinoteca as a casual up-to-date tapas … Sigue leyendo

diciembre 30, 2015 · Deja un comentario

Lovnis

From the owners of Arzábal comes Lovnis with an original proposal: to modernize the mixed platters and restore their lost luster. As at Taberna Arzábal everything begins with the amazing … Sigue leyendo

octubre 8, 2015 · Deja un comentario

DokiDoki

Although it literally means heartbeat, Doki Doki is usually used to refer to the heart beating in a love relationship. Thats what I felt when I tasted the nigiri, amazing rice, … Sigue leyendo

junio 1, 2015 · Deja un comentario

Gingerboy

Gingerboy is a quality take away thai restaurant, actually, is the best Thai restaurant I know in Madrid, period. It seems impossible ordering out premium food, but Gingerboy seems to … Sigue leyendo

febrero 3, 2015 · Deja un comentario

Casa Portal [UPDATE: temporarily closed]

Casa Portal deserve a place at the blog. It’s a traditional restaurant specialized in Cocina Asturiana. I usually order Fabada to go. Fabada is a rich Spanish bean stew made with dried … Sigue leyendo

enero 24, 2015 · Deja un comentario

Hattori Hanzo

Madrid has a lot of Japanese restaurants, but almost all of them are sushi restaurants, that is why Hattori Hanzo is great news, a quality izakaya has opened in Madrid. Izakayas are … Sigue leyendo

enero 21, 2015 · Deja un comentario

Viridiana

Viridiana (besides a Luis Buñuel movie) is a signature restaurant owned by Abraham García, one of the top Spanish chefs. It’s a classic, more than 30 years offerings his personal cuisine, and … Sigue leyendo

enero 19, 2015 · Deja un comentario

Flash Flash Tortillería

I keep Flash Flash Tortillería handy, it fits perfectly in a lot of situations: Is it late for dinner?, Are you a party of six? Do you want to dine out … Sigue leyendo

enero 15, 2015 · Deja un comentario

Bacira

You are going to enjoy Bacira from the entrance to the table talk. It’s a Mediterranean (with an Asian touch) restaurant, bright and fresh decorated in Chamberi neighborhood. The secret: excellent quality … Sigue leyendo

enero 14, 2015 · Deja un comentario

Chuka Ramen

At last!!! we were all looking forward to this! finally good Ramen in Madrid, not only good, really amazing Ramen, and not only Ramen, also great Gyozas and awesome Baos. Chuka … Sigue leyendo

enero 13, 2015 · Deja un comentario

Goiko Grill

Goiko Grill is the best burger joint in Madrid, a dozen burgers to choose from, or, customize your own if you like, and some appetizers, that’s it, simple, but superb. It’s great … Sigue leyendo

agosto 7, 2014 · Deja un comentario

Tanta

Tanta is a quality, Peruvian restaurant, informal, always open (from 13:30h-16h and from 20:30h-00h), big enough to find a table even a Friday night. Thee food is awesome, tasty, colorful, … Sigue leyendo

julio 25, 2014 · Deja un comentario

Iroco

Iroco is a quiet elegant restaurant, perfect for lunch or dinner plus conversation (business or personal), great service, delicious Mediterranean style food, good price and with an unbelievable terrace in an amazing … Sigue leyendo

junio 9, 2014 · Deja un comentario

Nonsolocaffé

Nonsolocaffé shows that things are not always what they seem and that appearances can be misleading. From the outside it seems just like another cafetería to have a good coffee, tea or juice … Sigue leyendo

junio 7, 2014 · Deja un comentario

Diverxo

In November 2009, Michelin awarded Diverxo their first Michelin star, in 2011, the second, and in November 2013, the third, and it’s surprising as it’s an atypical restaurant, non-traditional, non-luxury, … Sigue leyendo

junio 5, 2014 · Deja un comentario

Cervezas La Virgen

Cervezas La Virgen is a Madrid’s microbrewery, conceived in terms of environmental sustainability with a recipe created by the Sudestada restaurant team. There are different types: Lager, Jamonera, Stout and Veraniega. … Sigue leyendo

abril 22, 2014 · 1 comentario

La mejor tarta de chocolate del mundo

The best chocolate cake in the world is the name of this tiny charming shop in front of El Retiro park, they are not  modest because they don’t need to, it … Sigue leyendo

abril 18, 2014 · Deja un comentario

Oribu Gastrobar

Oribu means olive in Japanese, it describe perfectly what this gastrobar is: a perfect mix between Spanish and Japanese flavors. There are 3 lounges, the entrance with tall tables and … Sigue leyendo

abril 16, 2014 · Deja un comentario

Nakeima

Nakeima really offers a remarkable food experience, they call themselves a freestyle Asian food restaurant, and it’s true,  I’d also say it’s a casual bar that serve high level gourmet Asian tapas in an … Sigue leyendo

abril 11, 2014 · Deja un comentario

Tepic

Tepic is an amazing Mexican restaurant, vibrant decoration, not the classic charro, small tables to join with friends and enjoy the delicious food in a casual atmosphere. Have Guacamole with … Sigue leyendo

abril 1, 2014 · 1 comentario

Taberna Arzábal

Traditional Spanish food in an up-to-date and easy way, good market products and an excellent wine cellar, that’s what you’ll find here in Taberna Arzábal. Opposite Retiro Park, they have 2 restaurants … Sigue leyendo

marzo 26, 2014 · 1 comentario

Taberna La Dolores

This is so Madrid! Taberna La Dolores. A facade with painted tiles, dark wood shelves filled with bottles, blackboards with recommended tapas and montados, a bar area full of groups of friends standing, … Sigue leyendo

marzo 19, 2014 · Deja un comentario

Punto MX

Punto MX makes you change your mind about the Mexican cuisine as you understood it. It’s the only restaurant I know that conceives Mexican food as a fine delicatessen, traditional and … Sigue leyendo

marzo 14, 2014 · 2 comentarios

Allô Pizza

Definitely the best pizza delivery you can have in Madrid, Allô Pizza is artisanal pizza, 100% natural quality ingredients. Its dough is made daily with natural flour and cooked over 300 degrees … Sigue leyendo

marzo 1, 2014 · Deja un comentario

El Triciclo

Three chefs in the kitchen, three sections on the menu, three rooms in the restaurant, and three sizes of servings. Love at first visit. The food served at El Triciclo … Sigue leyendo

febrero 22, 2014 · Deja un comentario

La Lupita

Remarkable this taqueria at Salamanca neighborhood, I love Mexican food, especially tacos, and La Lupita does the job. Some starters and amazing tacos, all you have to worry about is … Sigue leyendo

febrero 19, 2014 · Deja un comentario

South Beauty [UPDATE: CLOSED!]

There are 3 kinds of Chinese restaurants in Madrid: bad and cheap, great but really expensive and those you want to go again and again. South Beauty belongs to this … Sigue leyendo

febrero 16, 2014 · 2 comentarios

Yugo – Sushi & Kobe

I discovered this take away Japanese restaurant reading Jose Carlos Capel’s blog, although it’s just a walk from my place. I don’t usually like take away Japanese food, but this … Sigue leyendo

febrero 12, 2014 · 1 comentario

Vi Cool

Sergi Arola, an award-winning and renowned Spanish chef, has opened another tapas restaurant in Madrid, Vi Cool at Jorge Juan st. It’s not his first tapas restaurant, and it’s not … Sigue leyendo

febrero 8, 2014 · Deja un comentario

Kilómetros de pizza

Did you know that a Spanish chef has been the World Pizza Champion four times? he is Jesús Marquina, and he has designed and tested the pizza served at Kilómetros … Sigue leyendo

febrero 3, 2014 · Deja un comentario

Bazaar

Are you looking for a pretty, casual, good price, mediterranean but asian influenced restaurant in Chueca for lunch? Bazaar is perfect! I’d rather lunch than dinner because of the great … Sigue leyendo

enero 29, 2014 · Deja un comentario

Vilalúa

Vilalua is a “pulpería”, a traditional Galician restaurant specialized in octopus, “a la gallega”, it means boiled with paprika and cachelos (boiled potatoes), its inseparable side dish. Pulpo is Vilalúas core, … Sigue leyendo

enero 28, 2014 · Deja un comentario

Magasand

Magasand is perfect for a healthy, fast, delicious lunch to eat-in or takeaway. The menu has a long selection of salads and also yo can make your own mix if … Sigue leyendo

enero 15, 2014 · Deja un comentario

Caripén Bistró

Caripen is a classic, it’s a must of the Madrid nights besides it’s a typical french bistró. The place was the former Lola Flores tablao flamenco, and it still keep … Sigue leyendo

enero 14, 2014 · Deja un comentario

Kabuki Wellington

Michelin starred restaurant Kabuki Wellington deserves a place in Las Mesas de Vanessa, so I went there for the first time with a 5 star woman as hostess. Japanese ikebana … Sigue leyendo

diciembre 20, 2013 · Deja un comentario

La Maruca

La Maruca is a nice beach at Santander, but also a superb restaurant in Madrid, Velázquez street. The owner also opened Cañadío a couple of years ago, but this new … Sigue leyendo

noviembre 21, 2013 · 2 comentarios

La Gastrocroquetería de Chema

Croquettes-mania! OMG! What a discovery! La Gastrocroquetería de Chema is the croquettes heaven, you may think croquettes are fine, but just that, you’ll change your mind in this lovely restaurant … Sigue leyendo

noviembre 19, 2013 · 1 comentario

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 … Sigue leyendo

noviembre 12, 2013 · 2 comentarios

Chifa

Chifa is a tiny little restaurant with asiatic techniques but peruvian and latin flavors. It’s a wooden box so the bright open metallic kitchen keeps your attention focused until the … Sigue leyendo

septiembre 14, 2013 · 1 comentario

Tandoori Station

Best Indian restaurant in Madrid, great quality, fresh ingredients, authentic recipes. Nadeem and Nuria, the owners, work very hard to keep this high level cuisine from Tuesday to Sunday. Tandoori Station’s … Sigue leyendo

septiembre 8, 2013 · 2 comentarios

Tartan Roof

Everyone who comes to Madrid goes to visit Círculo de Bellas Artes, and most of them go up to the roof to admire the beautiful views of Madrid. Someone realized … Sigue leyendo

septiembre 7, 2013 · 1 comentario

Dabbawala

Although Dabbawala stands for “a box person“, people in India who collects freshly cooked food in lunch boxes (“dabba”) from the residences of mostly-suburban office workers, delivering it to their respective workplaces, Dabbawala restoran … Sigue leyendo

julio 20, 2013 · Deja un comentario

Olivia te cuida

Super natural food, for breakfast, brunch or lunch (they close at 6pm). The Santa Teresa place is tiny, but really gorgeous. They have a cool system to make your own … Sigue leyendo

julio 18, 2013 · Deja un comentario

Toma Café

In the beautiful area of Malasaña, in the very core old center of Madrid, in Calle La Palma, is this tiny, tiny, cozy Toma Cafe, where you can enjoy Lattes, … Sigue leyendo

junio 14, 2013 · Deja un comentario

UDON

UDON is an Spanish chain specialized in noodles, you can choose from udon, soba or soups, they also have rice and side dishes. In every branch you’ll find a large shared table, … Sigue leyendo

junio 12, 2013 · Deja un comentario

Rice Bar La bomba

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 … Sigue leyendo

junio 12, 2013 · Deja un comentario

La Tavernetta

There are too many Italian restaurants everywhere, so it make it more difficult to find one that is really good. La Tavernetta is one of the good ones. It’s menu … Sigue leyendo

junio 12, 2013 · 2 comentarios

Naomi

Naomi is in Madrid since 1974, It can be the oldest Japanese restaurant in Madrid, and also the most Japanese. The decoration is exactly the same as the regular sushi … Sigue leyendo

junio 12, 2013 · Deja un comentario