I honestly can't believe some of the reviews on here. It seems my girlfriend and I must've visited a completely different restaurant to the majority of people! lol
We were in Madrid from April 22-24 thanks to the half marathon taking place. Sunday evening is traditionally our date night and we just happened to be in Plaza Mayor for the evening. Wandering around the square we were beckoned in by one of the waiters. We figured "why not" and sat down.
The waiters were very friendly and attentive and the chap who took our order took the time to explain that my partner's paella was being cooked from scratch and would take a lot longer than my escalopes. I was given the choice of eating mine before hers was ready, or waiting till we could eat together. Obviously I chose to wait, but it was good to know that dinner was going to be a while so we wouldn't start wondering what happened to our "forgotten" order.
Besides, the wait just meant we had plenty of time to enjoy a jug of sangria and enjoy the ambience of this attractive square in this beautiful city.
When dinner arrived we keenly tucked in, and neither of us had any complaints whatsoever. My girlfriend's chicken paella was perfectly cooked, as were my escalopes. Admittedly mine was just basically gammon and chips, so nothing very difficult at all, but it was well cooked, tasted great and was a good sized portion. Absolutely nothing to complain about! And the bill when we got it was perfectly reasonable. I won't say it was cheap for what we had, but neither was it particularly expensive. And when you eat somewhere like Plaza Mayor, you're not just paying for the food, you're also paying for the ambience and experience.
That's how we feel anyway. Clearly plenty of the other reviewers think differently. In fact, it seems some people expect Michelin food for McDonalds prices!
Tasty food, friendly waiters, nice view, pleasant experience, reasonable price... I just don't have anything negative to say!
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