Respond to Review of CLOSED: Isla del Tesoro - Manuela Malasana
Review: I travel all over the world and try to hit as many veggie restaurants as I can. Isla del Tesoro is now my second favorite anywhere. I am vegan (vegano) and they were very good with it. They explained to me what was already vegan and what could be made vegan. The food: First - they bring you raisin bread with a chickpea dish covered in a garlic sour-creme sauce (soy) which was out of this world. I wanted to bring a five pound bag of it back to my hotel room! We ordered the croquetes appetizer which they made a vegan version of. It was six croquetes of different kinds - seems like beets, quinoa (maybe) and and olive one. It was hard to tell exactly but they were all great with the greeen sauce they came with. We also ordered the Ensalada Zanzibar. The sald and dressing portion was fantastic and there was a tofu and grain portion that was elegant and flavorful. Got this one! For our main course we ordered the combo and the Tan Tan de Seitan. The combo was pretty good with two fresh rolls, three wontons (rice paper) and some sushi rolls. It was a nice clean compliment to the very rich Tan Tan Seitan. The seitan was sovered in a whipped potato ring with vegetables and the whole things was topped in sauce with these crunchy flake like things on top. imagine a vegan fish flake from a Japanee restaurant but without the fish taste. This was Fantastic! Also - we had some "eco beers" which were good. I'm going back tomorrow to find out the name of it. I don't say this lightly - this was the best dining experience I've ever had outside of the U.S.. Not only was the food good but the staff was helpful. When we got there we didn't have a reservation but they let us dine under the plan that we'd be out by 10pm when the reservations came in. I thought that was cool of them. Make a reservation - if you are in Madrid go here!!