Having read earlier TA reviews about the menu being all in Spanish, I went through the menu items on their website (which helpfully includes pictures of the dishes) and wrote out the translations to take with us. However, on arrival at the restaurant, we were given a copy of the menu in English and 2 of our 3 servers spoke very good English!
Everything on the menu sounded so good that we had difficulty restraining ourselves from over ordering. Thumbs up for the fried artichokes and the signature dish of El Potito which have both been mentioned multiple times by other TA reviewers. We also had the chicken wings, hot dog and dim sum - all of which were beautifully presented, but were less memorable taste wise (though I did enjoy the sauce that came with the chicken wings).
Great vibe in the restaurant - we went on a Saturday night and, knowing that there are no reservations available in the evening, turned up at 20.30. A few outside tables and a couple of inside ones were occupied by people having drinks (the friendly lady at the bar told us that food would be available from 21.00), so we had plenty of time to choose where we wanted to sit (on the upper level) and browse the menu. Other diners started arriving thick and fast from 21.00 and by 21.30, the whole restaurant was full! Looked like a young, mainly local crowd - great atmosphere!
The staff were great - smiling, friendly and with an uncanny instinct for appearing at our table just as we were thinking of ordering another round of dishes so we didn't make as much use of our table buzzer as expected. The buzzer is a novelty but I don't think it works very well once the restaurant is full - but it was easy enough to catch their attention to bring the bill.
Thanks to TA reviews, we weren't worried when we turned off the main road down what looked like a residential street. You will see a little plaza with some tables outside - there was at least one other restaurant there. We liked that it was off the beaten tourist path. Would definitely recommend to others and return when next in Madrid.
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