There are several El Barril restaurants in Madrid, 10 throughout the city, all with a very similar offer but with those differences that make it sometimes worth it go to one or the other. But El Barril de Orense is my favorite of all, for its location and for the wonderful outdoor seating area it has.
At El Barril you will come to eat the best seasonal vegetables —their tomato salads in summer and the confit grilled artichokes in winter are a must—, the freshest fish and seafood and exceptional meats. But if something makes it come again and again it’s their rice, and here is one of those differences I was talking about, not all restaurants have the same, but they are all delicious.
Another of the protagonists in these restaurants is the grill, many of its dishes go through it giving it that smoky touch that many of us love so much.
These restaurants share 2 other things, the atmosphere is lovely and the attention is always outstanding. And the same thing happens in all the restaurants of Grupo Oter, the largest restaurant group in Madrid, with 25 restaurants in total and a nightclub.
The Oter Group is a member of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the oldest gastronomic association in the world, guaranteeing quality.