Traditional Spanish dishes have roots stretching to Moorish to even Roman, with spices, rice, and nuts accenting meals in various and nuanced ways. At Taberna Del Rei, a restaurant opened over two decades ago by Julio and Maria Figueiredo, you’ll experience many of these wonderful meals that have patrons coming back time and again for more. The barbecue meats are tender and delicious and pair nicely with a fruity sangria. If you’re really hungry, go for the half-chicken and orange rice. Then again, a local favorite is the Saturday-only caldo verde (kale soup), so you now have plans for the weekend!
Another option is housed in a historic building over one hundred years old which was once a popular saloon and tavern: Don Felix. Located on the popular Elizabeth Avenue, Don Felix is a modernized restaurant with high-definition televisions, available wi-fi, and an enclosed patio decorated like a coastal scene. But don’t be fooled by the updated surroundings - the dishes are fully based in an old-school, traditional style. The bitoque is packed full of spicy flavors and the picana asada can transport you to dining in a small cafe on the streets of Madrid.