Why I love eating at Momo

Chueca, Eating out & Madrid Restaurants, Great Lunch

by Ben Curtis

momoThere are two things I occasionally miss amongst the wonders of Spanish cuisine: a good sauce and enough chips. Now Spanish meat is fantastic, and best served alone, so that you can savour its wonderful taste, but that is also the problem: it is often just too lonely on that plate. I like the occasional splash of sauce and an extra big helping of potatoes, something to do with being English I suppose.

Momo solves both these problems in style. Plenty of chips with every dish, and great sauces, while managing to stay perfectly Spanish at the same time. Try the Turkey with Almond and Onion Sauce, Fillet of Pork with Roquefort and Celery Sauce, or Chicken with Curry Sauce. Hmmmmm. Each comes as part of a 3 course menu del dia for 9.90 Euros, which includes bread, wine, good looking waiters, cool décor, and sumptuous deserts like the Moco de chocolate anti-depresivo – “anti-depressive chocolate bogey” (it really is called that…)

Momo can be found at Calle de la Libertad, 8. Tel: 91 532 7348 (map) It’s right in the middle of Chueca, a lovely part of the city for an after meal stroll.


Comment from Marina
Date: January 16, 2007, 12:17 pm

One more suggestion is the carrot cake… I LOVE IT!!!

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Comment from Jules
Date: January 17, 2007, 9:36 am

I have eaten in restaurants where a main course ‘included’ patatas fritas but amounting to about half a mouthful. So more like this please.
Do they serve the menu del dia in the evening because often I find restaurants will serve it only at lunch-time?

Comment from Marina
Date: January 17, 2007, 1:39 pm

Menu del día is usually only found at lunch time however a few restarants, like MOMO, do an evening menu del día which is a bit more expensive than the lunch time one.