This rooftop terrace just off Puerta del Sol is in one of Madrid's oldest, most exclusive clubs (the casino is a club for gentlemen, not gamblers; it's members only, but the restaurant is open to all). When it opened the food was inspired and overseen by celebrity chef Ferran Adriá, but as the years have gone by, chef Francisco Roncero has built a reputation of his own. Try any of the light and tasty mousses, foams, and liquid jellies, or indulge in the unique tapas—experiments of flavor, texture, and temperature, such as the salmon ventresca in miso with radish ice cream or the spherified sea urchin. There's also a sampler menu.
Oct 26, 2003
My wife and I dined here in April, 2003.Truly we found it particularly memorable and rank the La Terraza in the premier league among the best restaurants we have experienced anywhere in the world alongside Romeo et Agatha in Rome etc..A caution: it is not cheap - dinner for two, excluding wine, was ¬125 - but it was, nevertheless, excellent value. We plan to visit Madrid, D.V., in May 2004 and we will be making an advance reservation for dinner at
the LA TERAZZA.