Was taken there by local friends. I have never tried prawns before however decided to give it a go as the smell from the garlic oil that prawns were cooked in was too tempting. Along with fresh crusty bread, it was a perfect snack. Service...More
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This place is sufficiently popular that they have two locations right in front of each other. We had the popular dish "gambas al ajillo". If you love shrimp, try this place!
We had read reviews about this place and it did not disappoint. We were in a tight time frame. We sat inside and had the nicest waiter ever. We explained what we wanted, the garlic shrimp sizzling in butter with crusty rolls. We couldn't see...More
Oil is put into a little crock over a fire, swirled around, garlic added and swirled another moment. Shrimp is added and removed from the flame. It cooks in the olive oil while you wait impatiently for it to cool down to eat it. Delicious!...More
I used to go here as a Medical Student. I went back several times since graduation. Last time was this year: they are still the same great place to eat gambas(shrimp). Do not miss the gambas al ajillo or gambas a la plancha. Make sure...More
The nice thing about this place is that it is genuinely filled with Spanish, not tourists, and the place is hopping all night long. Everyone comes for the plates of bubbling shrimp in garlic sauce, but also try the vermouth, Lacuesta, which is absolutely outstanding....More
We reserved a table for 5 and ordered a few tapas to share. The sardines tapas were very tasty and the rest of the dishes (garlic shrimps, garlic tomatoes, salmorejo) were good but pricey. The annoying thing was the lack of any knife and especially...More
Get the gambas ajillo with bread! The shrimp is perfectly cooked, and the sauce is good enough to polish off with the bread!
We were able to get outdoor seating without a wait, and the shrimp-- our reason for coming-- did not disappoint. Pricey by Madrid standards. Our server was relatively indifferent (compared to much more positive interactions we've had in Madrid).