A few months ago the restaurant ‘El Columpio‘ opened at C/Caracas, 10 a new project from restauranteur Stephen Arnáiz, who also owns ‘Le Cocó‘, which we reviewed in an earlier post.
‘El Columpio‘ is located in the Almagro section of Chamberí and is open all day (09:00 to 00.00), so you can go for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just have a drink after work at the bar.
The cuisine by chef Juan Rioja offers Mediterranean dishes such as ravioli of fresh prawn, squid tentacles, beef cheeks, pork confit with pears in wine or verdins with black sausage, prawns and squid noodles.
We recommend the eggplant sticks with honey, wok mushrooms, artichokes, and green asparagus. You should also try the mushroom pizza with truffle.
For dessert try the homemade cakes as carrot cake or coulant au chocolate with vanilla ice cream.
The architect Marta Banus designed ‘El Columpio‘ with three distinct spaces.
First the bar, very rustic with traditional tools hanging on the walls and wood beams on the ceiling.
The chic and sophisticated front room, with its cocktail bar, has 1920′s inspired retro lamps, gilt mirrors and colored velvet sofas.
And finally a more informal space, with tables and stools and a relaxed ambiance.
Every day from 09:00 to 00.00; Thursday through Saturday until 2:00 a.m.
Caracas, 10 Madrid