Cañadío is the name of one of the most popular squares in the Cantabrian city of Santander, and it's also the name of a restaurant in the same square that's been serving quality regional cuisine since 1981. Established as one of the most attractive eateries in the city, in 2011 the team decided to bring their good work to Madrid and opened this restaurant in the Salamanca district.
When chef and restaurateur Paco Quirós brought his team to Madrid, the new addition of a Cantabrian establishment was as well received as in its native region. Excellent regional dishes are more than welcome, such as their Potes chorizo croquettes and their fried-squid 'rabas'. Other favourites include the partridge cake with salmorejo, pig's trotters stuffed with scampi, and a good selection of hake recipes. If you're a fan of cheesecake, you'll be happy to know it's on the dessert menu and it's the best in Madrid. In fact, it's so good here that we recommend you order it at the same time you order your meal, because when you finish, there might not be any left.
Beyond the dining room menu, Cañadío has a bar space with a more informal offer, where a selection of well-prepared 'pintxos' (similar to tapas) stands out. Add some beer or wine to go with the menu of small dishes that are good for sharing. We especially recommend the eggs with foie, a house classic that won't disappoint.