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Review: I ate lunch here a couple of days ago, after a friend was handed a flyer for it in the street. Despite being within a stone's throw of both Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor, it was nice and quiet. We were given an English version of the menu, though the menu of the day was only in Spanish. This is absolutely not a complaint!! I wasn't even expecting the main menu to be in English. As previously stated, the staff do not speak English, and nor should they. They're in Spain! So - I plumped for the menu of the day at 13 Euros, for 3 courses, bread and a glass of wine or beer. My starter was cream of asparagus and spinach - delicious and beautifully presented with a dollop of cream in the middle, a chive across the top and something artistic around the sides of the bowl! Main course was wholewheat macaroni with stir-fried seasonal vegetables, an alfalfa sprout salad and a mayonnaise style dip. Again everything was beautifully presented. I was so full, I turned down the dessert! The bread was brown and seeded, the beer was simply I think Cruzcampo, not an organic or necessarily vegetarian lager I admit. My friend had just one course - the mushroom risotto which she said was lovely. However, that one course cost her 10.50 Euros so the menu of the day clearly is extremely good value. Many of the dishes were marked at the end to show that a vegan version could be provided. The place had a good atmosphere, certainly at lunchtime. It may be a little brightly-lit for a romantic evening meal, but all in all, it was a good experience and I will be going back there.