This tiny, bar-seating-only spot is where you’ll find some of the most creative food in Madrid. Sala de Despiece sources its food from all over Spain and the rest of the world, which you can see as you scan the hand-written daily menu. Ingredients like tirabeques - Catalan for a type of pea - come from as far as Kenya and are served in creative ways, like the “Rolex” - a slow-cooked egg yolk rolled in pancetta, topped with truffles and finished off with a blowtorch. Pricier than other tapas spots and about a 15-minute cab ride north of the city center, the dishes are well worth the trip. If you’re with more than two people and trying to eat after 9pm, don’t forget to make a reservation.
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