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casa mingo en su casa: sidra, pollo y chorizo

Casa Mingo

Casa Mingo

Menu Cover

Menu Cover

My husband and I spent last Christmas ensconced in front of our couch watching Spain: On the Road Again, essentially a foodie road-trip documentary starring Mario Batali, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mark Bittman and Claudia Bassols.  We were salivating after each episode, which resulted in well um three things:  (a) a quickie trip to Despaña to load up on some jamon, queso, fideos, and of course berberechos (they weren’t very high quality), (b) a quickie trip to casa mono, and (c) a somewhat well-hatched plan to visit Madrid and Andalucia.

At some point on their trip (I think it was either the beginning or the end),  Batals and Bitty wander off to Casa Mingo on their own for some cheap and hearty food.  They seemed like they were having such a great time biting into ginormous pieces of chicken, chorizo, and downing cider ale, that well, we decided to make our own little sojourn.

Casa Mingo is relatively easy to find (well, that is if you have the correct address but that’s another story).  Located on Paseo de la Florida, 34, we got there by taking the Madrid metro to the Prícipe Pio stop.  Once out of the stop, we walked out to face Paseo de la Florida and made a right.  The restaurant is located at the end of the long block (maybe around the length of 1-1.5 NYC avenue type blocks). Read on…more goodies ahead Continue reading