Petit Comite

Updated December 2017

It never occurred to me when I was giving summer English classes to eight-year-old Álvaro Gimeno and his older brother Emilio that fifteen years later I’d be visiting and reviewing their new restaurant. But I’m happy to report that, along with partners – and family members –  Eduardo Funes and Cayetano Benavente, Petit Comite (French for tertulia or gathering) has been going from strength to strength since opening in 2012.

The décor and ambiance is immediately welcoming and pleasant. The restaurant comprises three separate dining areas, a front and back section and a connecting passageway with tables on one side and a cosy nook on the other. Light walls, warm wooden tables and chairs, original floor tiles and ever-changing photos and other artwork very agreeably combine the modern and traditional. As does the food.

The menu is short and sweet. Some tapas are on offer, some “plates” (think media-ración) – it’s not your typical tapas bar. Favourite dishes include perfectly fried boquerones al Tío Pepe and other house specialities like a killer risotto with duck fumet, pumpkin and grilled foie, and super tender carrillada (braised pork cheeks). But the real star dish for me is the tender octopus with truffle parmentier and egg yolk. The wine list has some very interesting wines being offered by the glass at reasonable prices, and service is top-notch. Be sure to call ahead and book a table – also check out sister bar Petit Corner next door.

Bread Charge: 1€ per basket

Dos de Mayo 30
tel. 954 229 595
Open 13.00 – 17.00 / 20.00 – midnight
Closed all day Monday and Tuesday lunchtime
€ € € €

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Food 9 | Wine 9 | Service 9 | Ambiance 9

petit comite outside

petit comite salmorejosalmorejo with quail eggs and evoo

petit comite quinoa avocado saladmixed salad with avocado, quinoa and lime zest

petit comite basillipoJosé with some lovely olive oils from Basilippo

petit comite ensaladilla ensaladilla de gambones with basil oil and yucca chips

petit comite croquetascroquetas: sea bass & spinach, black pudding & apple
chef’s choice, changes daily

petit comite croquetas pucherocroquetas de puchero

petit comite bokes fried boquerones al Tío Pepe with hierba buena sauce

petit comite sardinasmarinated sardines, cheese, grilled pineapple, PX gelée

petit comite doradagrilled gilt-head bream with pisto rice

petit comite huevo roto foiehuevos rotos with grilled foie

petit comite pulpooctopus with truffle parmentier and egg yolk

petit comite salmon carpacciosalmon carpaccio with mango, shaved parmesan and truffle oil

beef tataky

petit comite presagrilled presa Ibérica with pumpkin purée and pears al vino

petit comite burgerbeef burger with cheese and tomato on black sesame seed bun

petit comite yakisobayakisoba with chicken, courgette, aubergine and peppers.

petit chickenmarinated chicken with potatoes

petit comite risotto duck foierisotto with duck fumet, pumpkin and grilled foie

retinto beef meatballs

petit comite revueltoprawn & avocado revuelto with avocado alioli

fried egg and grilled foie on confit potatoes

petit carrilladacarrillada (pork cheek) with lovely veg

grilled presa Ibérica with rosemary potatoes

petit comite browniewarm brownie with white chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream

petit comite gin geleegin & tonic gelée with lemon sorbet and bitter orange juniper sauce

petit comite ruedaalways something new & interesting on the wine list

petit comite luis alvaro alfonso eduLuís (waiter), Álvaro (co-owner), Alfonso (chef), Eduardo (co-owner)

petit comite tano alvaro educo-owners Tano, Álvaro & Eduardo

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Updated December 2017

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