Home of traditional Spanish tapas, with some tasty options for vegetarians, El Puerto de Cabreira is a particular favourite of ours – all our friends are taken here when visiting, as well as our parents. Staff are some of the friendliest we’ve come across in Madrid and, while the restaurant is always buzzing, we always manage to get seated straight away, the perfect combination.
The menu is traditional Spanish tapas, so it’s a great opportunity to sample some excellent Spanish cuisine, just because you’re vegetarian, it doesn’t mean you can’t. Excellent quality and price, what’s not to love?!
Pimientos de padrón – green padron Spanish peppers – succulent small green peppers with salt
Tortilla de patatas – Spanish omelette – made fresh to order, this is always a delicious option and a must-try for anyone new to Madrid/Spanish cuisine
Patatas Cabreira – according to Veggie 1’s dad, “THE BEST FRIES I’VE EVER TASTED’. Home made fries covered in Cabreira’s secret sauce, we still have no idea what’s in it, but we do know it tastes amazing.
Berenjenas con miel – aubergines in honey. I wasn’t a big aubergine fan until I tasted these. Delicious.
Location: Velarde 13 (Metro Tribunal, Bilbao)
There is also another branch on Plaza 2 de Mayo, just a little further down from El Puerto de Cabreira. It serves the same food, with a few additions to the menu, including some delicious asparagus. Inside, this restaurant is noticeably more traditional regarding its decor, but it does boast a nice outside dining area just off the plaza.