Yes, I decided to start with this disputed place. And yes, I had the same issues probably everyone has faced when going to the famous L’Entrecote Café de Paris. The truth is that it is overrated.
The concept of the restaurant is the same all around the different locations in Madrid: You order the famous entrecôte which comes served beautifully on a silver platter with its famous butter and herbs sauce. As a side you become French fries and “salad” (if you can call that a salad). And that’s it. The menu costs 25€ and the only thing you can really choose from are the wines and the desserts. Here is the link to the menu so you can see what I mean. What has surprised my though is the fact that they have a vegetarian option (If you ever get to try it leave it in the comments below).
So, what are the “problems” that make me dislike this place?
- I am a person who likes some kind of variety on their menu. You know what you are going to get when you go there, but at least let me decide on my salad.
- The salad: Some lettuce which a light vinaigrette. If you’re not a fan o salads no problem since it works perfectly as a side dish. But to me it was a bit disappointing.
- I do not like fries. This is a personal matter, however, I do not like to go to a restaurant and order fries, especially if they remind me of McDonalds.
Overall the restaurant has a clear concept. Which is great since you won’t spend time having to pick your food. However, do not put your expectations too high because the entrecôte is good but anything out of this world. The sauce is butter and had a good taste. Nonetheless, being completely honest, you and I can do that sauce at home for much less.
Lastly, I wanted to comment the ambiance of the place. It has its charm since it teletransports you to Paris. Take note that Parisian cafes are not famous for their spacious tables. You eat on a relatively small table next to the next table. It has its charm, yes, but definitely to consider if you’re claustrophobic.
The rating for the restaurant is the following:
What do you think? Do you agree with me? Let me know on the comment section.