La Carbonera Madrid

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La Carbonera – Cheese, wine – divine!

The first thing you notice when you walk into La Carbonera is the delicious smell. Then take in the decoration – mirrors and lighting have been thoughtfully placed to create a welcoming and intimate feel. Madrid has a few cheese bars, but La Carbonera offers an extra special experience to diners.

Their well-curated menu features cow, goat and sheep milk cheeses; 6 of each. You can choose the size of your selection, and how many cheeses you want to sample. The presentation is gorgeous – nuts, dried fruit and fresh figs decorated the platter.

If you are at a loss, the well-informed wait-staff will quiz you on your tastes and help you decide on the right cheese. Listen to them, because my dining partner and I went against a recommendation and discovered that some cheeses separate the boys from the men! We had one that was probably just for die-hard cheese fanatics but we had been warned…

Cheese not your thing? Don’t worry, they also have a menu of hot and cold dishes, including a delicious homemade Russian salad, ceviche, vegetable wontons and beef ribs. And leave room for dessert – also homemade and excellent.

The wine list is interesting too – predominantly Spanish as you would expect, but with a few wild cards thrown in with the typical Riojas and Ribera de Dueros. Take a chance with a wine from Menorca, Tenerife, Salamanca or even Morocco! 

And really, what is better than cheese and wine? Why, cheeses and wines of course!

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Details about this spot



Calle Bernardo López García 11, Madrid

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Opening Times

Mon - Thu 13:00 -16:00 & 19:00 - 00:00, Fri - Sun 13:00 - 00:00


4-cheese plate: € 7


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)