Taberna & Media Madrid

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Taberna & Media, near Retiro Park in Madrid, stands out as a culinary beacon. This locale, which might seem unassuming from the outside, holds a trove of delightful surprises within.

A casual glance reveals a bar laden with various delectable offerings, seemingly designed for quick bites and drinks. But venture further in, and the ambiance transforms. Tucked behind the bar are cozy dining spaces, beckoning guests to settle in for a more leisurely meal. And with a menu that reads like a love letter to Spanish cuisine, who could resist?

Relish the crispy torreznos (deep-fried pork jowl instead of belly, as its usual), which I rank among Madrid’s finest, or the traditional-not-so-traditional patatas bravas. The callos (tripe) and cochifrito (deep-fried suckling lamb) transport you to a classic Spanish tavern. But at Taberna & Media, tradition meets innovation. While Chef and Owner José Luis Martínez ensures each dish resonates with nostalgic flavors, the modern textures and presentations anchor them firmly in the present.

Complementing the culinary delights is their impressive wine selection, which is both intriguing and reasonably priced. It’s a curated list that pairs seamlessly with their dishes, ensuring a fine dining experience without a hefty price tag. The restaurant’s versatility is further showcased in its serving options. Many dishes are available in half-portions, perfect for those eager to sample a bit of everything. And for the truly adventurous, the spontaneous tasting menu is a culinary journey, allowing diners to savor the best of what Taberna & Media has to offer.

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César from Madrid

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Gastronomy is my passion, my biggest hobby, and also my job... Madrid is the per...

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Calle de Lope de Rueda, 30, Madrid

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Opening Times

Tue - Sat 12:00 - 17:30 & 20:00 - 01:00, Sun 12:00 - 17:30


Tuna tartare: € 23.90


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