This restaurant/bar seems to be like marmite from reading the reviews, so I'll do my best to argue the case for what is a very affordable city centre menu del dia. We popped in for a drink and some tapas on the Sunday to watch the England v Panama game and really enjoyed the tacos as a bar snack. Over the weekend the menu del dia goes up to €19 but the rest of the week it's a much more affordable €12.50. For that you get some bread, a drink (doblé cerveza is allowed) some crisps on the table while you decide what to order, 3 shared starters, a main course and a homemade dessert. I'm not sure how people can argue with that pricing.
The menu changes daily and tends to only make it onto the website at 1pm ish (or sometimes not at all) but if you walk past it'll be posted on the door. Depending on your tastes it can make sense to wait for a better menu on another day, sometimes there's fruit-based gazpacho soup starters, more than one type of salad etc. There's usually one rice dish (minimum of two people on the table) and one meat dish. Interestingly most of the locals were shunning the rice dish and with hindsight so would we as it was a little salty and served piping hot.
Our starters were a tomato and chilli room temperature soup with olive oil and crumbled ham which wouldn't have been out of place in any of the other more expensive restaurants we went to on our trip, in fact my wife rated it as her number one dish. We also had a caesar salad which wasn't anything to write home about but was polished off without a problem, as well as a chicken and pineapple Hawaiian taco which was as delicious as all there other tacos.
As mentioned the rice dish was fine, but served so hot that it made the cod a little overcooked and was a little too salty for our tastes. The alternative was iberian pork (which is often served as a very small loin steak) over a confit potato and shredded carrot. Truth be told it looked a little pathetic on the plate but I'm sure it tasted good and the locals seemed to flock to it in their droves.
Desserts were a chocolate mousse with coffee crumb which was incredibly tasty and a return to form after the main courses, and a lemon tart which was confusingly served in a glass but had a good tart quality to it which rounded the meal off nicely.
If you get a good menu and a good table you'll have eaten (and drunk) incredibly well for €25 for a couple.
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