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Showing posts with label gourmet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gourmet. Show all posts

Monday, January 25, 2021

Visiting artits studios in Carabanchel with stop in Usera for chinese food


These are difficult times, who can deny it. However, this weekend I felt like a tourist in my own city and I enjoyed it.  There is an incredible artistic offer in Carabanchel. I also took the opportunity to eat at the famous Chinese restaurant Lao Tau in Usera and admired the building painted in this neighbourhood by 3TTMan.

Alejandro Guijarro Studio
Usera Painting by 3TTMen


Alejandro Guijarro Studio


The morning started with a visit to the studio of the photographer Alejandro Guijarro who showed us the whole artistic process behind his works, where photography may be the least important thing as everything turns around memory, his well-known blackboards and X-rays of paintings from the Prado Museum among others. 

Alvaro Catalán de Ocón studio

We were lucky that Alvaro Catalán de Ocón, an industrial designer well known for his famous lamps called petlamps produced by artisans from Ghana, Ethiopia, Thailand, Colombia and Australia among others, also showed us his workshop and his new productions, a real marvel.

Alvaro's famous Petlamps

On our Carabanchel tour, we also took the opportunity to visit Sabrina Amrani's gallery in Calle Salaberri 52, where the artist Joël Andrianomearisoa, a Magadascar artist who has been present at the Venice Biennale, is currently exhibiting his work.

Sabrina's Amrani Gallery

And finally, we went to Usera where I was amazed by the mural of the urban artists 3TTMen and ate in a totally Chinese atmosphere in the Lao Tau restaurant.,The tiles on the walls represent bullfighters and flamencas but it is the only Spanish thing you'll find in this delicious Cantonese restaurant where hake head and noodles are their speciality. (35, Nicolás Sánchez st)


Estos son tiempos difíciles, quien lo puede negar. Sin embargo este fin de semana me he sentido turista en mi propia ciudad y he disfrutado mucho visitando la increíble oferta artística de Carabanchel. Además aproveché para comer en el famoso restaurante chino Lao Tau en Usera y admirar el mural realizado en este barrio por 3TTMan.

La mañana comenzó con visita al estudio del fotógrafo Alejandro Guijarro que nos mostró todo el proceso artístico que hay detrás de sus obras donde puede que la fotografía sea lo de menos ya que todo gira en torno a la memoria, sus conocidas pizarras y radiografías de cuadros del Museo del Prado entre otras. 

Tuvimos la suerte que Alvaro Catalán de Ocón, diseñador industrial muy conocido por sus famosas lámparas llamadas petlamps producidas por artesanos de Ghana, Etiopía, Tailandia, Colombia y Australia entre otros nos enseñó también su taller y sus nuevas producciones, una auténtica maravilla.

En el tour por Carabanchel, aprovechamos también para visitar la galería de Sabrina Amrani en la calle Salaberri 52, donde el artista Joël Andrianomearisoa , artista de Magadascar que ha estado presente en la Biennale de Venecia expone actualmente.

Y por último, hicimos un salto a Usera donde aluciné con el mural de los artistas urbanos 3TTMen y comí de cine en un ambiente totalmente chino del restaurante Lao Tau, aunque los azulejos de las paredes sean de toreros y flamencas es lo único español que encontrarás en este delicioso restaurante cantonés donde la cabeza de merluza es su especialidad. 

Monday, May 27, 2019


When L'Entrecôte Café de Paris opened its doors in Conde de Aranda, we rushed to write a post. Since then it has been a reference for lovers of meat with chips and salad, because of the quality and the tasty mysterious sauce. It also simplifies a lot when ordering because you can only choose that product and you know perfectly how much it will cost you: 24€ without drinks and dessert.

Friday, September 28, 2018


Mala Femmena is a new italian restaurant in the area of Doctor Esquerdo. You have probably already eaten in a restaurant of the Pulcinella Group like Ornella of which we already wrote a post, Pulcinella, Maruzzella or Rigatoni.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

New opening in Gran Via, Gran Clavel

Gran Via has a new restaurant worth going to, it's called Gran Clavel and I tried it last week. In fact, more than just a restaurant, they have three foodie concepts so that everyone who enters the restaurant can find what they are looking for with a Madrid touch, between classic and modern.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Cristina Oria new Restaurant and Gourmet Shop

There is a new place in town that everybody is talking about. It is located in Conde de Aranda 6 and opens from 9:00 am to 09:00 PM. Cristina Oria, multitasking woman is the alma mater.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Tuk tuk and Deliveroo’s special discount for My little Madrid readers

I have recently discovered the only Asian street food restaurant that exists in Madrid: TUK TUK Street food   It has been a great surprise because they have a nice selection of food from Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapour. In fact, when you go there you get a mild feeling of travelling to Asia, where it is quite common to eat all kind of different foods in the streets: tasty, cheap and all in small bites.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Aire, New “Rotisserie" in Town

In the restaurant Aire you will forget about busy Madrid. Here, I got the feeling that I was going back in time, to the basics of the cuisine. In fact, the decoration just enhances this feeling: wood, chopping boards pending on the walls, a big countryside photo with geese and an enormous open kitchen. In it there is a large wooden table where everything is cooked and prepared in front of you.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

My Little Madrid Sunday Morning Tour!

Last weekend we had an amazing day showing off our favourite places in the city, mainly Barrio de Salamanca to a selective group of 11 french luxury tour- operators. They were all invited by Madrid Destino, together with the Oficina de Turismo Española in Paris, Air Europa and The Leading Hotels of the World wanting to explore and promote Madrid in their travel plans.
The town hall’s Tourism Department contacted therealthing.es a Spanish travel agency that focuses on luxury experiences and the Spanish culture in order to get the best from Madrid. We were very grateful to them, when they contacted us for organizing a “My Little Madrid morning”. In this event, the mission was to show the tour-operators, on a Sunday, the gastro and shopping side of barrio de Salamanca.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Dabbawala, a Top Restaurant!

Dabbawala has been a great discovery and is certainly a restaurant to go back and recommend. Its situated in a very quiet street, but still one of my favourites, Españoleto!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Gourmet Experience Serrano

“El Corte Inglés”, one of the most traditional Madrid shopping centers, has been innovating in the last years regarding its gourmet section. It has always been modern if compared to other big shopping centers and the work done is fantastic. We need to congratulate them again as they have opened an spectacular Gourmet venue in Serrano 52.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tip for September: a picnic at the Retiro by Magasand

So, we are back in town and it’s official, the holidays are over. We all look very suntanned but inside a terrible post-holiday depression has overcome us… no more outdoor activities either in the sea or the mountains, the majority of us are now confined to be in front of a computer.
Summer holidays are over and we have the pavement as landscape, however, we at My Little Madrid have a recommendation that will, for sure, make you feel as though coming back to the city wasn’t so terrible... as you will have the feeling again of being free among nature!!
You just have to follow our instructions:

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

El Huerto de Lucas, a new ecogastrocultural market!

el huerto de lucas interior
I am so happy with this new eco trend going on in Madrid! Last Sunday I went to El Huerto de Lucas, in San Lucas 13, a covered market with a nice restaurant in the middle that is worth a visit, especially as walking down the Street you don’t seem to realize that there is a huge space of 450 square meters inside that can be considered as an eco-paradise! Actually their motto is ‘the first medicine is food’!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Shopping for gourmet canned seafood - La Conservera by Frinsa

There is a delicatessen in Madrid that all seafood lovers should definitely visit: La Conservera by Frinsa. It is a great place for tin can shopping, and despite the fact that we sometimes consider canned food less interesting than fresh food, I have to say that the quality of products inside Frinsa’s cans is amazing! a wonderful marine breeze for your next menu!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Mama Campo - Eco Restaurant and Market

Mama Campo David y Nacho
David and Nacho
After reading so many good reviews, I could finally visit Mama Campo and was happy to see that, not only it is one of the hot spots of the moment, but it also has a great service and an awesome philosophy: eat great, healthy and responsible in a nice decor.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Il Tavolo Verde, Organic Café and Antique Market

Big glass windows, lovely antic furniture, organic food and a pleasant atmosphere close to the Retiro: I am talking about Il Tavolo Verde, (which in italian stands for the gaming table). The perfect place to go to by yourself for a relaxing lunch or tea time with a book. I sometimes feel that in Madrid, there are not enough places to go to on your own when you find yourself in a quiet mood.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Elite Gourmet Party at Casa de Velazquez

We have been to a very tasty event this week organised by Elite Gourmet, Spanish seal of quality for gourmet products, in an outstanding venue called Casa de Velazquez. The building belongs to the French Ministry of culture and is named after painter Velazquez because the legend says he liked to paint from that same spot sunsets and mountain views. Sigue leyendo, en español más abajo.
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