Respond to Review of CLOSED: Isla del Tesoro - Manuela Malasana
Review: This restaurant, which gives no tips about being vegetarian from the outside but describes itself as "healthy cuisine", was recommended to us by the concierge at our hotel, so we had no idea what to expect. The concierge really knew what he was talking about: the street where it is located is very pleasant, the decor was charming and the food was really good. The menu is not very extensive but includes a fair amount of alternatives both for vegans and vegetarians. We had the "Island croquettes" (quinoa, oats and polenta with a green tomato sauce - excellent!), the Zanzibar salad (bulgur and dried raisins with marinated tofu, eggplant and other raw vegetables on a green salad bed and hummus sauce), the Jungle burguer (azukis and vegetables on whole bread with baby potatoes and salad) and the "combo de luxe", which was a combination of sushi and futomaki-like rolls and some really delicious gyozas. All accompanied by an organic red wine. The servings were so generous we couldn't fit in dessert, so instead we picked a tea from the extensive tea selection. Isla del Tesoro is most definitely worth a visit and I believe this is one of the best veg restaurants in Madrid (even in Spain) earning plus points for the creativity of the menu. It is a great place to bring your non-veg friends as they will surely not miss the meat!