El Bierzo is one of the best of Madrid's long-established casas de comida - honest, dependable neighbourhood joints where you can get a good menú del día at a reasonable price. It buzzes, particularly during lunch, with a loyal crowd feasting on simple dishes: roast chicken, seven types of tortilla and excellent setas al ajillo (wild mushrooms fried in garlic). Just a chat with the friendly owner, Miguel, is worth coming here for.
|Venue name:||El Bierzo|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 1pm-4pm and 9pm-11.30pm|
|Transport:||Chueca (M: L5)|
|Price:||Main courses €6-€9.50. Set lunch €9, €11, €12.50 Mon-Fri; Set dinner €17.90. Closed Aug.|