When we saw there was no OpenTable review for this restaurant, we knew we had to give one.
Gastromaquia gave us one of our best meals of the year. We were in Madrid for one night before heading back to the States, looking for a place for dinner. We found this restaurant near our hotel on OpenTable with no other information (other than it was nearby). We found the website for the restaurant and were intrigued by the menu and decided to make a reservation. We are so glad we did! From the appetizers to the dessert we were enchanted and inspired.
For appetizers, we ordered the Blue Fin Tuna (Abrazado de atún Rojo) and the Goat Cheese with Pesto (Queso de cabra a la plancha). The flavors of the tuna with the tomatoes, greens, and sriracha sauce were refreshing and amazing. The warm goat cheese and pesto gave a new definition to “comfort food.”
For our main dishes, we ordered the Truffled Mushroom Risotto (Risotto de shitake trufado) and the Duck Magret (Magret de pato). The mushroom risotto was warm and flavorful. The duck was incredible. Not normally being fans of duck, we approached this dish with the most trepidation. The preparation was perfect. All the combined flavors took away any gaminess you might get from duck and instead gave this wonderful meaty flavor that was amazing.
With all the dishes, the thing that we appreciated the most from this menu was the wonderful combinations of ingredients and flavors that you think you know, but, when presented in the dishes we had, opened the mind and palate to new, creative flavors.
Having such a flavorful meal, we chose to share the Mojito Sorbet (Sorbete de mojito) and coffee for dessert which ended up being a perfect, refreshing, palate-cleansing choice.
Overall, we were so happy with our meal and pleased that we found this restaurant. We highly recommend it to anyone traveling in Madrid.