Madrid - Lunch and Dinner Seafood recommendations
Looking for some value to moderate cost seafood restaurants, one for a B-Day celebration but nothing to break the bank.
Planning on a more than one seafood meal so looking for as many CHOW recommendations as you have.
Also, how would Laredo be for B-Day lunch or dinner, or would it better for Tapas? In general are lunches much more inexpensive than dinners in Madrid?
thanks to all!
My recommendations are:
La Chalana on Calle San Leonardo 12 (close to Plaza de España). This Asturian restaurant is a good option to have seafood without breaking the bank.
La Caleta on Calle Tres Peces 21 (metro Antón Martín) is a casual restaurant serving good fried fish Andalusian style.
Dantxari on Calle Ventura Rodríguez 8 (near Plaza de España) is a Basque restaurant specialized in bacalao (cod).
In La Chalana don't miss the "parrillada de mariscos" (grilled shellfish) washed down with sidra (cider on tap).
I love Dantxari, my favorite dishes are "chipirones encebollados" (baby squid cooked with onion), bacalao al pil-pil !! (salt cod cooked with garlic and olive oil) and merluza rellena de centollo (hake stuffed with crab). Don't miss the desserts: apple tartle or "leche frita".
I've always avoided La Bola cause of its reputation among Rick-Steves-guidbook toting diners. I guess that proves that even the most touristed locales can offer great local fare.
What do others think of La Bola.....and if not there, where for cocido? Casa Lucio is another that gets mentioned often, but I am sure there are many far less