My Favourite Eating Place in Valdemoro

by Paqui Estepa Vela

La Fontanilla is a well-known restaurant situated in Valdemoro. It is run by two brothers with a long family tradition in the cooking world. One of them, Álvaro, the chef, has been trained in some of the most popular Spanish restaurants like “Martín Berasategui” or “El Bohío”. The other brother, Víctor, is the maître and sommelier.

In the past, it was an expensive restaurant. For that reason, we couldn’t afford to go there. Fortunately, few years ago, they added a new sort of menu with more reasonable prices, a gastro bar menu. Due to the change, we had the possibility of trying their cuisine. Besides every working day, a fixed menu is offered. In addition, La Fontanilla has facilities for business meetings and private parties. From time to time, they also organize some wine tasting events, normally at dinner time or for brunch. It is a different way to meet with family or friends.

When you arrive at the restaurant, the first thing you find is a nice terrace, which is a perfect place to enjoy in the summer time. The restaurant is divided in two different areas: on the ground floor, the staff welcome the costumers in a little bar with a charming decoration next to the one informal eating place. They combine a cosy atmosphere and a friendly hospitality. The dishes are tasty, you can try a delicious vegetable pie, the original black noodles with seafood or a succulent tartar made with beef from León. If you like desserts, there is a wide variety that you can’t miss. A creamy torrija or a delicious apple pie with vanilla ice-cream could be a good election. However, if you prefer a more formal environment, you can go to the first floor. The menu is more elaborated, and the wine menu has a good list of national and international wines. They cook fresh products, both meat and fish, and the lamb roast should have a especial mention here.

We love eating in this place when we have to celebrate something special, because they know how to satisfy their customers. The waiters are nice, and they dress more casually in the gastro bar than in the restaurant on the first floor. If you want to have a good time, you must just book a table and enjoy.

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