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After a decade working with different types of cuisine and in various kitchens, Iván Sáez takes the leap and opens his own restaurant without leaving behind his chef's hat, of course. The man with two jobs is backing a project with two destinations. As the diner, you choose – a trip to the Moon or a journey to the centre of the Earth? These are the names of his two options (€28 and €38, respectively). There's no menu. Instead you get a box (hence the name – 'desencaja' literally means 'unbox') holding Sáez's traditional-style creations marked by personal touches that show off his passion for the craft, his training and his culinary priorities (flavour over fireworks). Simple cuisine in pleasant surroundings that seat about 40 people.


Venue name: Desencaja
Address: Paseo de la Habana, 8
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 1pm-4pm, 8pm-midnight; Sun 1pm-4pm
Transport: Nuevos Ministerios (M: L6, L8, L10)
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