152 sitios, 7 siguiendo, 4 seguidores, 15 descubiertos, 682 visitas

Male, 36, Spaniard, atheist, liberal.
Software engineer.
Based in Madrid, Spain.

tripu

mostrando 3 sitios

Restaurante Amazónico

+34 915 15 43 32

Calle de Jorge Juan, 20 <m> Velázquez 4 Madrid, Madrid provincia, España

guardado por 52 personas

ver más restaurantes cocina de mercado en Madrid

Nice but expensive

me gusta

Nice venue (if a bit too noisy).
The menu is short, and portions are not large -- but the three dishes + dessert that we ordered were all convincing and quite original.
If anything, it's a bit too expensive for the amount and the quality of the food. Probably due to the fifty thousand cooks and waiters buzzing around (it's a good thing: they are reasonably fast, and there is always some staff at hand).

etiquetas: , , , , ,

Kabuki

+34 914 17 64 15

Avenida del Presidente Carmona 2 <m> Estrecho 1 Madrid, Madrid provincia, España

guardado por 523 personas

ver más restaurantes japoneses en Madrid

Well-deserved reputation

me encanta, uno de mis favoritos

Dining at Kabuki is a very pleasant experience: the space is simple and comfortable, and the staff is attentive without being intrusive. We had the best of Japanese food, with ingredients of high quality, plus the surprising touches of Mediterranean that have merited Kabuki it's well-deserved Michelin star.

Probably the best dish we had was the assorted cuts of toro (tuna): 4×4 impeccable slices of delicious tuna in varying degrees of fat. Nothing else. As tasty as simple.

Second could be the o-nigiri of quail eggs with truffle: an unsuspected mix that, all things said, has little to do with the Japanese tradition. Closer in flavour to a Spanish dish, with the warm, white rice and the tiny eggs. Extremely good, nonetheless: all three warm ingredients melted in our mouths at once; it was exquisite.

See the photos attached for details about our dinner.

We had all that you see on the photos, plus cold soba noodles as an appetiser, three beers (two Alhambra, one Asahi) and water. Total: €135. We were two people.

PS: don't ask for the "trilogía de nigiris" — it's not on the menu, that dish does not exist. It seems it used to be an internal name, which got popular somehow; but they're visibly tired of explaining that to everybody who asks. If you want to have exactly that, ask for these three o-nigiri: quail eggs with truffle, wagyū burgers and butter fish with truffle — which is what the "trilogía" used to be.

etiquetas: , , , ,

Bocacalle

- cerrado

Calle Santa Teresa,2 <m> Alonso Martínez 4 5 10 Madrid, Madrid provincia, España

guardado por 32 personas

ver más restaurantes cocina creativa en Madrid

Uncomfortable, pretentious, expensive

no me gusta

I visited it with a couple friends on a Friday night. We were looking for a place to have a drink and eat a bit (tapas, or a ración to share; something simple like that).

We were seated in the dining room, which was a bit too dark. The lamps hanging from the ceiling were too low, though — so the effect was that you felt the light in your face and in your eyes a bit too much. The table and chairs were not really comfortable, and there wasn't much space in the room, either. The mats are plastic mats, they felt awkward, and the dishes and glasses stuck to it a bit.

The menu was short, and, iirc, did not include desserts. All dishes seemed kind of extravagant and whimsical (weird mixture of cuisines and ingredients). We ordered just two or three things to share (ceviche, something with boletus).

The food was good and tasty, but portions were too small.

Bocacalle seems okay-ish to try a a few new things with friends, but a bit expensive. If you want to have a meal and be full, you'll have to order one or two dishes per person, and it won't be cheap.

etiquetas: , , ,