Sophisticated upscale madrileños and local celebrities all flock to this bustling Asturian-inspired restaurant that's lately on everyone's must-do list. It is a positive balance between two sometimes very clashing elements: PR buzz and food quality. Located at the core of the city's main shopping district, it displays a retro bourgeois look with two well defined spaces: a massive rectangular bar area with some tall wooden tables—usually crowded during the afterwork
hours by posh businessmen sipping fancy cocktails—and a classier dining room at the back. The menu is long and eclectic but where it stands out is in those dishes with local roots: the fried rice with queen scallops (zamburiñas), the roasted octopus, the monkfish hamburger, or the Asturian beans (verdinas) with quail. Reserve well in advance and go for lunch if you want to avoid noise and bustle.