This place is touristy but so is Botin and usually the reason people eat here is because they could not get a table at Botin. Just about every place within four blocks or so is touristy.
The food was good. I found the cochinillo asado to be better than what I've eaten at Botin. The meat was succulent and juicy while the skin was hard and crispy with very little char. I think this is the place to really enjoy cochinillo in Madrid.
Nice wine list and well priced. They have an un-appelated, in-house varietal that was actually really good.
Here's the bad thing--they allow a group of college student bards to interrupt meals. It's incredibly annoying. I was there with my wife and we were visibly annoyed. A table next to us of Spanish businessmen were also visibly annoyed and also vocal about it. Just when we thought they were leaving an idiotic woman from "Boca Raton" stood up and waved a €20 around. They understandably lingered and we were treated to another several songs.
Suggest you mention to the maitre d' that you don't want to be treated to this.
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