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Lateral @ Madrid

LATERAL appeared on the Madrid culinary scene in 1997 with the opening of its first location. Since then, it has established itself as a different concept by combining on their menu a variety of individual pinchos (tapas on a stick) with other shareable foods, in which more traditional recipes coexist with other more modern creations, always while using top quality products.

Located at Plaza de Santa Ana number 12, in Madrid’s Barrio de las Letras neighborhood, the restaurant opened its doors in 2008. It is the fifth restaurant that LATERAL has opened in Madrid, with the intention of bringing its particular culinary offerings to one of the liveliest areas, most traveled by tourists in the capital.

Tapas for Sharing – Raciones

Seriously, the food items are quite standard, nothing to shout about. There are better tapas restaurants. But the portion is quite generous, and the price is not too expensive.

Iberian ham

Jamón Ibérico

Not the top notch stuff, but still very tasty.

Fried artichokes with iberian ham shavings

Alcachofas fritas con virutas de jamón ibérico

Think fried artichokes with sprinkling of bacon bits.

Lateral Pinchos Sampler

Pinchos Lateral

Tenderloin with glazed onion, goat cheese with piquillo pepper, salmon roll with ham, cheese sauce with caramelised apple, ham croquette and boletus croquette

Potatoes with two sauces (brave and aioli)

Patatas dos salsas (brava y aioli)

Grilled leg of octopus on a base of potato

Pata de Pulpo a la plancha sobre base de patata

Desserts – Postres

Crepes filled with dulce de leche

Crepes rellenos de dulce de leche

The caramel reminds me of the caramel sweets that we used to have as a kid. The crepe has a really liberal amount of the caramel for a sugar overdose.

Lemon cake from the Esquiró Restaurant (Baqueria)

Tarta de limón del restaurant Esquirò (Baqueria)

Restaurant esquiró in Baqueria is a seafood restaurant in the skiing resort just outside of Barcelona. I have no idea why their lemon tart will be so famous. It is a good lemon tart, but nothing so spectacular that you have shipped it from 1500 feet above sea level from Baqueria.

Pumpkin pie with mascarpone

Tarta de dulce de Calabaza y mascarpone

After those two earlier desserts (and a really rich chocolate cake), I cannot touch the mascarpone pumpkin pie. Those who had it said it was the best among the 4 we ordered.

Lateral is a touristy place, with set tapas and drinks at less that 50€ per person. Located at multiple touristy locations, it would be a place to hold a gathering, but not exactly for the food.

Plaza de Santa Ana 12 – 28012, Madrid, Spain
Tel : +91 420 15 82

Date Visited : Jun 2018

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