Paco Quirós and his partner Carlos Crespo seem to have found their way to Madrid's heart through the city's collective stomach. After the 2015 opening of La Bien Aparecida, they were at it again in 2016 in a new location – and not just any location but in the Grassy building, one of the most emblematic in town. There are plenty of nods to Cantabria; the name of the space refers to a beach in Santander, and the architect of the building is from the northern coastal region. Sandra Tarruella's interior design is in equal parts sophisticated and cosy, with an informal feel that suits the central location. Although you won't get a sea view, you will enjoy special panoramic vistas from the windows. The menu features house specialities (fried squid 'rabas', anchovies, hake in tempura, tempting desserts) as well as more modern creations such as the 'callos' (tripe) sandwich or the bonito wrapped in nori seaweed. If a speedy meal is what you're after, you can order from their selection of hamburgers or the magnificent 'pepito de ternera' (beef steak sandwich). Or start the day off right with any of their attractive breakfasts – at a table by the window if you can!
|Venue name:||La Pr1mera||Contact:|
Gran Vía, 1
|Transport:||Sevilla (M: L2)|