When our server said she works at Cafe Madriz because of the food we knew we were in good hands! The selection of tapas is broad and varied. The wine list and selection of beers compliments it well. We were forewarned that sizes were generous so we limited ourselves to 3 choices and were very satisfied with tuna/tomato/asparagus tosta, the famous shrimp-cooked to a delicate sweet, crispness and perfectly set off with a picante garlic/chili preparation, and a zesty calamari.
Our server highly recommended the lemon pudding which we ordered even though we are not generally dessert eaters. It was divine- tart, delicately sweet and sour at the same time, nothing like an American pudding, but more like a creammy, yogurt with liberal grating of fresh lemon zest.
The Chef came out to introduce herself during a lull in the orders- a charming, articulate and well educated young woman who originally came to Montana as a biologist, fell in love and is now an ambassador of her country's cuisine.
The decor is simple, fresh and bright. The focus is on the food. Reservations are recommended.
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