What is a pescetarian? It means that the only kind of meat you eat is that of fish and other seafood. This makes dining out hard, given the limited seafood items on most menus. This blog talks about the choices a pescetarian has when eating out, about meals you can make (although these come few and far between), and, well... desserts. (I didn't say this was necessarily a healthy eating blog, did I?)
Thursday, April 06, 2017
After El Rastro shopping, light brunch at Martina Cocina
During the visit of my friends, the Cobi sisters Lilliane
and Girlie, I brought them to one of Madrid’s most fun Sunday activities- shopping (or window-shopping as the case may be) at the El Rastro flea market
in La Latina.
After a morning of going through the stalls and buying
little knickknacks, we were ready for some nourishment. The problem with looking for
a place near El Rastro is that everything is packed, as eating and having a
beer or two after shopping is the usual thing to do on Sundays as well.
Lilliane, ever the savvy traveler, used Foursquare to find a
place near us where we could have some brunch. I didn’t even know you could use
Foursquare for that purpose. I thought it was just an app for checking into a
place to let people know where you’ve been. Apparently it’s now a city guide
that helps you look for places to go. Always good to know about useful apps for
finding places to eat.
Foursquare led us to Martina Cocina, a charming, homey place
that was perfect for a morning meal. It was bright and had the perfect post-El
Rastro ambience. Thankfully, we found an available table.
They had a few pescetarian options, and I chose the salmon bowl. It was perfect for my mood, it was light and tasty, and unique as well, owing to the crust and presentation.
After that healthy start, I decided to have a chocolate tart. It was a Sunday after all, and what are weekends for if not to indulge?
Martina Cocina was a delightful find. It’s worth another
visit, and I do want to check out their Saturday brunch as well.