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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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