We started our professional journey early in 1998 at a small premises in 54 Calle Padilla in Madrid with the clear and crucial aim of not competing with our catering neighbours. In fact, we planned to complement the fare that, with enviable quality and professionalism, they had been providing for many years.
As a resul, and as a fundamental premise, we ignore typical castilian, Galician and Asturian cuisine specialties, we don’t have seafood. We not serve breakfast or snacks. We do not offer the traditional day menu, we’re closed from Sunday to Thursday at dinner and we close after lunch.
In October 1999 we had the opportunity to move to another local in the same building, bigger and better equipped, where we continue to serve with the same philosophy and enthusiasm as the first day.
At the small bar, we offer some light aperitifs and an interesting selection of wines, as well as the traditional drinks you would find in any bar. In the dining room, at midday, we enjoy a traditional three-dish Cocido Madrileño with an aperitif, dessert, coffee and a shot of liquor, a stand-alone menu with a set price all year round.
This is, in general, our professional, philosophical and commercial approach to develop with the greatest enthusiasm and honesty, being open to many ideas and suggestions to help us to improve and make more attractive our offer, plus correcting some defects in which, no doubt, as humans, we are incurring.
We finally warn visitors of the difficulty of parking, and around the Barrio de Salamanca, suffer at Padilla. The solution is to leave the car in the public parking lot of the Plaza del Marqués de Salamanca is one block from the restaurant and is open day and night.