The 4 of us had just arrived for a city trip to Madrid. Cananis was on my list of potential restaurants. Since it was already late and other nearby restaurants on my list seemed to be closed, we opted for Casanis.
We were greated in our mother tongue (Dutch) by the owner (I think) which turned out to be a countryman. He pointed out the menu was Belgian in stead of Spanish, which is quite obvious since it mentioned "Belgian fries" - we do think we invented fries, not the French!
So the atmosphere was good from the start. The starters (fish soup, rillette of foie) and mains (pigeon, fish) were very tasty and very well prepared with some sophisticated angles. 4 starters, 4 mains, 2 bottles of local wine (La Mancha) and coffee made a bill of 200€. According to Belgian standards for good food, that is not much.
During the last months we were in Spain for 4 weeks and ate in restaurants nearly every day.
We found out that, with exceptions (Bodegon Alejandro in San Sebastian! Catalina bar de Tapas in Seville!), Spanish cuisine is rather simple. So when in Madrid and wanting to have some attractive food at a decent price, choose Casanis.
Extra tip: we asked for a "Belgian pace" in serving dishes. Meaning you get some time before and between the courses, which is not a Spanish habit.
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