August 09, 2007
Best chorizo in the world
I live not far from Moro so it’s a regular haunt. This restaurant is doing a roaring trade – it’s full pretty much every night of the week.
The long zinc bar is my favourite which is great if you haven’t booked a table. You can just turn up, see if there’s any room and pull up a stool. It’s best if it’s just 2 or 3 of you as you are obviously seated in a row. The staffs behind the bar are generally friendly and helpful so first thing to do is order a glass of wine while looking at the main menu,
The wine is great and they have a good list from around Spain and beyond. Although I’m pretty familiar with the wines I’ll ask them what’s good for this or that occasion as the bar staff are knowledgeable . I had to send a bad glass back once (corked) after a recommendation but there was no fuss at all.
The bar tapas menu is excellent and full of classics though doesn’t change much. If you get there early the tortilla is still warm. This together with the char grilled chorizo are the best I’ve had anywhere. I think the chorizo comes from Brindisa next door.
Items on the main menu, which changes daily as far as I can tell, can also be ordered at the bar. The dishes are a mix of Spanish and North African. I’ve eaten some fantastic meals like Morcilla with fried potatoes and Ajo Blanco (almond and grape soup) there are sometimes more daring dishes like fried calf’s brains for the adventurous (not my favourite! Texture like herbed blancmange)
The ambience is relaxed. I’ve sat here a few times on my own waiting for friends to arrive and felt totally comfortable.