Yes, autumn has arrived, at least in the calendar, although the summer of San Miguel that we are living these days convinces us otherwise. Because soon, the menus of Madrid restaurants will begin to fill with spoon dishes, mushrooms, truffles, game meats, vegetables and legumes ... Many newcomers will debut their first autumn and others, already with tradition and weight, will relive once again the queen season of gastronomy, such as this selection of new or already established dining rooms.
Thai salad with beef and limes, at Yeca Estrit Fud.
Yeca Estrit Fud
The little place of Germán Bernardo -five tables and "a little hole in the bar"- is a must for fans of Asian street food. The menu revolves around a dozen dishes with canallitflavor: dumplings with kimchi, tofu and roasted sweet potato; crispy crêpes with bacon, prawns, sprouts and herbs; Thai salad with beef and limes, curries... But Germán, who worked in the Sudestada of Estanis Carenzo and in Kitchen 154, does not stop and always offers suggestions, these days, they are tacos de torreznos. Tribulete, 10. Average price: 25 euros.
Oxtail arepitas, in MamaQuilla.
It is one of the spaces that has entered the gastro scene of the capital on the right foot. Temple of Latin cuisine, they have just incorporated an executive menu with a rich, fast proposal and at a more than reasonable price: 20 euros (starter, main dessert and drink). The format includes dishes as appetizing as cold avocado cream with cherry tomatoes and Latin cheese and pintada pepper cannelloni with huancaína sauce. To close the story, chocolate coulant and toasted corn. Jose Abascal, 61. Average price à la carte: 40-60 euros.
Corvina del Estrecho in passion fruit ceviche, radishes and guacamole, in Bugao.
Two years ago, Hugo Ruiz and his "cuisine between the seas" landed, from Ceuta land, in Madrid, in a beautiful place that recreates the most colonial Cádiz. Fish, especially bluefin tuna; the seasonal raw material and the culinary market give life to a double proposal (informal and another more gastro) that now premieres dishes: corvina del Estrecho in passion fruit ceviche; bluefin tuna black loin tartare; bull carpaccio and frozen ajoblanco... Maria de Molina, 4. Average price: 50-70 euros.
Grilled chops, at La Taberna de Elia.
It has been open for 16 years and the house of Aurelian Catalin, Cata -master griller- is a must in any season. In this mecca of red meat and the product -from the land to the sea-,everything goes through the embers. His proposal, which has just changed, is a waste: from the menu that the client can make to a pantagruélica menu for all tastes and pockets. Among its hits, separate carnivorous tastings, ratatouille, croquettes, torreznos and steak tartare. Vía de las Dos Castillas, 23 (Pozuelo de Alarcón). Price: from 35 euros.
Callos de MB, in Madrí Madre.
Martín Berasategui, our chef with the most Michelin stars, opened in spring this space thatpays tribute to the traditional taverns of Madrid and has Diego Bueno in charge of the kitchen. Genre of first and dishes with a lot of stick, from the pecking (bravas, salad, fried foods, gildas, beef jerky sandwiches) to the main ones (the tripe and the meatballs of Martin, the catch of the day, the matured veal chop). A very motherly and traditional letter. Ferraz, 8. Price: from 30 euros.
Bonito raw, in Bascoat.
This dining room has been one of the most anticipated openings in the capital and represents the most gastro evolution/maturity of Arima, the tavern with which Nagore Irazuegi and Rodrigo García have been successful for years in Ponzano. The menu -attached to the season- is a tribute to Basque gastronomy, the product and an intuitive, creative and traveling cuisine in which there is no shortage of piparras in tempura; gilda (Arima's hit) and squid, turbot and grilled sole... that carve in the room. Havana P.º, 33. Average price: 100-150 euros.
Corn quail with carrots and pickled olives, in VelascoAbellà.
VelascoAbellà, restaurant of Óscar and Montse, tandem that shone in the now closed Santceloni in Madrid, started adventure a few months ago in the capital. In a bright and cozy place, the product cuisine shines as always. Marinated and roasted mackerel, veal terrine, foie gras and pistachios, cocote tripe from sea and land, veal and cod and a warm bonito loin are some of the dishes that are now on the menu. Victor Andres Belaunde, 25. Menu price: 100 euros.
Grilled nécora with fried garlic and butter, in Haramboure.
Patxi Zumárraga, seasoned in 1,001 culinary concepts, is behind this dining room opened a few weeks ago. The idea: cuisine of Basque-French products, which is reflected in an extensive menu in continuous movement, since every morning its Cantabrian fishermen "chivan" the best pieces they have caught that night and hours later they are in their kitchens. Inshore fish, individual snacks, meat and a lot of vegetable garden are the pillars of the menu of this place with a bistro air. Maldonado, 4. Average price: 60 euros.
Chawanmusi de cocido, in Adaly.
A year ago, Edu Guerrero (24 years old) fulfilled the dream of having his own restaurant, something that his parents have always encouraged, first encouraging him to develop his talent (he spent four years in El Bohío de Pepe Rodríguez); later, in this family dining room, whose living room is directed by his father, Julio. Season, raw material, tradition and contemporary winks are the language of a menu where there is no shortage of pigeon, tripe, crispy ear or lamb with butter.
Tiger prawn tempura, at Lelong Asian Club
Lelong Asian Club
Located near the Puerta del Sol, this place enters in principle by the eyes, for its careful and spectacular decoration. María Li Bao's latest project together with her brother, chef Felipe Li Bao, focuses on Asian haute cuisine, with the Chinese part as the protagonist, but also with bites of Japanese and Thai. Among the essential dishes, the rib of old cow sangrilah candied and finished with Josper's blow. It offers an extensive cocktail menu. Carrera de San Jerónimo, 9. Average price: 70-80 euros.