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4 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

In late 2017 the Hernández brothers, Sergio and Roberto, who already found fame with their Latasia restaurant in Madrid, opened their second space in the Hortaleza district. Their local past is mixed with all their visits to Latin America and Asia at Tamara, where they take all they have learned and serve it to you on a plate.

For starters you might have a Russian salad with tobiko roe, or a tartare of ‘zamburiña’ scallops (served in the shell, with citrus notes), a corvina ceviche that won’t let you down, and gorgeous dim sum of prawns and red curry with a freshness that balances out the spiciness.

As main dishes, we chose marinated and baked butter fish with ‘causa’ and fried yucca, which turned out to be a bold twist to the fish dish, as well a delicious ‘lagarto’ cut of Iberian pork sautéed with pickled garlic and scallions. It’s all presented with attentive service, and that’s with about a hundred diners at rush hour.

You do have to venture a bit further to get to Taramara, but it’s well worth it for those who looking for a cosy corner for a romantic meal with champagne or a special wine (they’ve got an extensive and balanced selection on their wine list), for foodie newbies who discover the thrill of trying familiar dishes with different flavours, and for the family that gets together at the weekend for an Angus burger, a grilled sea bass and a cut of Wagyu beef stewed in green curry.

Taramara stays true to their pillars of quality product, know-how and flavour, but they’ve also made room to change and grow according to their interests as well as what customers want.


Address: Avenida de los Arces, 11
Transport: Canillejas (M: L5)
Opening hours: Mon closed; Tue-Thu 1pm-4pm, 8pm-11.30pm; Fri 1pm-4pm, 8pm-midnight; Sat 1.30pm-4.30pm, 8pm-midnight; Sun 1.30pm-4.30pm
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