Review: Latasia Casa de Comidas | Restaurant in Madrid | Spain
We happened to be for work in Madrid at the same time Real Madrid was playing a Champions League game, as you can imagine the city is super busy on these events, and all restaurants fully booked.
Walking around the hotel, we found a restaurant that looked good; we asked if it would be possible to have dinner and they said that if we finish before the match finishes, then they could feed us. And so, I discover Latasia Casa de Comidas, an excellent option for a restaurant in Madrid.
Latasia is a small restaurant with a dining room for around 25 people and a semi-open kitchen.
The ambient is cosy, and the tables have a decent size. The furniture is in wood, and they have sofas on some of the walls. I always find it weird to dine on a couch, but that is a personal thing. What do you think?
As I said before they were willing to give us a table despite being fully booked. The service was quick and sweet, and they recommended a few things to try.
They barely coped with the English tho. I speak Spanish, and that was fine, but I also struggle to understand how in a big city like Madrid, so few people speak English or other languages.
They have a small yet very creative menu. There were so many items that catch our attention. So we decided to try a few of them rather than going for the main course.
They welcomed us with an appetizer, bread with some Sobrasada (pork paste from the Balearic Islands with paprika and other spices) and olives, a very Spanish thing.
It is a decomposed ceviche, the banana and the corn were on the side. The fish was perfectly marinated and cooked in the acid of lime juice. An excellent ceviche.
Dumplings of the day
Served in a tomato semi-spicy sauce and stuffed with meat. They were nice, but I would have called probably ravioli. (joke)
Bao-bun with slow-cooked rib
The meat was ok; I do like it, however, more pulled. The buns were super full and so make them a bit difficult to eat.
“Zamburiñas atómicas” – Atomic scallops
An outstanding aftertaste. Super tasty and juicy, spicy but not too much. Big scallops with the shell filled with sauce. Delicious!
Chaufa rice – With seafood and pork rind
Another lovely surf and turf combination. The rice perfectly stirred, the pork rinds, shaped in a ball were so crunchy, and they top it up with a scallop.
This course is a brilliant combination of flavours going from the spiced stir-fried rice to the pork ball and the scallop. This dish conquered my heart.
We didn’t order desserts, but they still served some chocolates and marshmallows.
What we liked Latasia Casa de Comidas | Restaurant in Madrid | Spain
- Surprising items on the menu
- Cosy atmosphere
- Warm service
Where to improve
- The pork inside the bao buns
- With such a creative food list, I would have loved to see a tasting menu to discover even more things.
Latasia is a restaurant in Madrid with excellent value for money. Everything we tried was above standards, and their prices are quite reasonable.
Latasia Casa de Comidas | Restaurant details
Address: Paseo de la Castellana, 115, 28046 Madrid, Spain
Average Price per person (no alcohol): $25-35
Telephone: +34 915 55 93 33
Date Visited: 2nd October 2019