Madrid, Barrio Salamanca: Tapas, Casual Meals and Sunday Ideas
I was inspired by this thread from a few years ago with some great ideas for tapas in Barrio Salamanca: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/3888...
My question: I'll be in Madrid for a week in mid-September, and will be staying in Barrio Salamanca. Would love to update the above thread for tapas recommendations in the neighborhood, less formal/expensive dining (around 25 euros per person at dinner, without wine) and ideas of where to eat in the Salamanca neighborhood on Sunday. I'm from San Francisco, and this will not be a fine dining trip, but one more focused on getting into the spirit of the neighborhood and eating as if I lived there.
La Fornia is a Spanish restaurant which offer good meat and other home-style cooked dishes. The 'Menú del Día' is available for lunch on workdays.
Ganzo, tapas bar and restaurant on Calle General Pardiñas # 64. Try the 'pincho de solomillo' (sirloin snack).
El Rincón de Jaén on Calle Don Ramón del Cruz # 88 and 101. Andalusian tapas for free with your drink. Local atmosphere.
We stopped in Ultramarinos Quintin while shopping in that area based on a recommendation from one of the shop girls. It was a bright cheery space, with high tables and wooden floors. It is a grocery/deli/restaurant. One girl went around the tables asking if anyone wanted a tasting of caviar, 7 euro per spoon. We could not resist. It was simple but a lively meal and reasonable. The dessert was some sort of bread pudding with a caramelized sugar crust. Oh my!