“Well they better come, I got all this Paella”
Estelle Costanza (Seinfeld episode “The Raincoats”)
I was back in Madrid for the bank holiday and this time I wanted to try Paella. So after a bit of research and some recommendations we ended at La Barraca. Opened in 1935 by the Solis family bringing Valencia flavours to Madrid. After three generations they have kept the traditional recipes.
We got to the place got a nice Rioja and then went for starters. Callos a la Madrileña and Gazpacho. The tripe was great, excellent balance with the chorizo and black pudding. The gazpacho was amazing, perfectly executed, all the trimmings, great flavours.
For main we got the Paella Marinera. Perfect seafood paella, full of clams, King prawns, squids, grouper, mussels and a giant red prawn or carabinero as they call it. A touch of Sherry to complete the flavours, really good executed. Our waiter commented that the key on the flavour was the carabinero.
To end a nice lemon and vodka sorbet to refresh the palate.
Great food, nice service, and a relax place. Definitely a paella you should try if you’re in Madrid.
|One more look at the amazing paella|
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Approx Damage: €20pp
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