From the creators of hits like La Maruca and Cañadío, La Bien Aparecida came to town in 2015. Looking back, it seems Paco Quirós's success has no limits. The man from Cantabria packed his bags and came to Madrid to triumph in style. For his third restaurant, he chose the name of the patron saint of Cantabria.
With La Bien Aparecida, Quirós has managed to further strengthen the offer on the menu, along with invaluable input from Chef José Manuel de Dios, who had previously worked at the Bras de Francia restaurant and El Cenador de Amos.
The cuisine is inspired by that from Cantabria, though the restaurant has two distinct lines. One is more traditional, with unshakeable classics such as Russian salad, fried clams, their famous fried calamari, artichoke flowers with oxtail, an excellent hake in green sauce, the celebrated free-range chicken and rice stew, among others. And the other line is more of a signature cuisine from De Dios, which features a tasting menu that changes with the seasons; it's here that the chef really lets himself go and shows off his creative side.