Set on a narrow historic street whose edges once marked the perimeter of Old Madrid, this is a venerable tasca with all the requisite antique accessories. Dozens of cured hams hang from hand-hewn beams above the well-oiled bar. Among the clientele is a stable of sometimes surprisingly well-known public figures -- perhaps even the king of Spain. The two dining rooms, each on a different floor, have whitewashed walls, tile floors, and exposed brick.
|Monday||13:00 - 16:00||20:30 - 00:00|
|Tuesday||13:00 - 16:00||20:30 - 00:00|
|Wednesday||13:00 - 16:00||20:30 - 00:00|
|Thursday||13:00 - 16:00||20:30 - 00:00|
|Friday||13:00 - 16:00||20:30 - 00:00|
|Saturday||13:00 - 16:00||20:30 - 00:00|
|Sunday||13:00 - 16:00||20:30 - 00:00|
A well-trained staff offers classic Castilian food, which might include Jabugo ham with broad beans, shrimp in garlic sauce, hake with green sauce, several types of roasted lamb, and a thick steak served sizzling hot on a heated platter, called churrasco de la casa. The gourmet showpiece, though, is a modest campo dish called huevos estrellados, literally "broken eggs" mixed with potatoes and here raised to a fine art.