Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Taberna del Chato, Madrid.

On the last evening of our weekend in Madrid, I wanted somewhere to meet our friends, somewhere that was close to our hotel in central Plaza Santa Ana but that was open on a Sunday and wasn't too expensive as we'd already blown our weekend budget.
Taberna del Chato did the job perfectly. One of the best things about this place are the prices. You can get a chato, mini tapas in a glass, from just €2! When food is this cheap in the UK it definitely wouldn't be home made like this.
It's a small, modern tapas bar in the middle of a very touristy area. I'm told that there are very few good restaurants in this area, this might be one of the few exceptions.
We ate alone, as at about 7pm our friends couldn't even think about eating for another three hours. (We still ate dinner later, this was just to keep us going).
First was some complimentary paté.
Then we ordered a chato of a refreshing Salmorejo.
Next, some Ham Croquetas, very good versions too, a crisp thin crunch and nice and gooey inside.
The steak tartare was good too, although slightly over salted as we went for the spicy version.
The Mojama (salt cured tuna) is salty by nature too.
The Tuna Tartare was excellent.
We really enjoyed Taberna del Chato, the food here didn't blow our minds, but it was decent and it didn't blow the bank either.

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