Hi! I am off to Madrid for the weekend, and need a great restaurant for Saturday night. I live in Barcelona and am very familiar with the restaurant scene there, but am looking for something particular in Madrid.
My girlfriend and I have reservations to do the tasting menu at Lieu (unfortunately I couldn't get into Diverxo) and are having lunch at Santceloni, but I have also been charged with choosing a restaurant for Saturday night and am not sure what to do, as we are meeting friends who will be more budget conscious, but have slightly high expectations in my choice.
For those of you who are familiar with Barcelona, I would love to find a Mam i Teca or Vineteria de Call type place, but in Madrid. Great food, reasonably priced (around 25€ / person), nice wine list, no frills. Other places that I like in Barcelona which I put in this category are La Paradeta, Bar Ramon, Merce Vins, Iposa, and Bar de Pla.
I am already planing to do a tapas crawl with the same friends on Sunday after some flea market action, so would like this to be more of a restaurant.
For budget, while it is not really in issue for me (especially when we are talking about amazing food!), I do not want to embarrass the couple we are meeting, so I am thinking about a cap at around 35€ / person.
Help me out ChowHounders, you have never steered me wrong!