Luzanda

Updated August 2017

The opening of Luzanda, back in 2014, was a very welcome addition to the Plaza Alfalfa. The menu started off as Spanish-Portuguese fusion, and there is still a nod to Portgual, though it seems to have settled into offering local cuisine and seasonal ingredients. Mostly serving full and half raciones, though a few tapas are also available, you certainly get value for money here. Service is friendly but can be a bit slow, so don’t stop by if you’re in a hurry. The décor is simple with pale grey walls, matte silver hanging lamps and nice wooden tables, and you can find changing exhibits by local artists. There is also a pleasant sidewalk terrace.

What I can’t understand is why this place isn’t constantly packed out. Indeed the only unexceptional dish I’ve tried here is the ensaladilla, never a personal favourite but made even less appealing with the addition of gulas (fake baby eels). But everything else I’ve had here has been excellent, with recent favourites being the pork in panko and grilled presa Ibérica. Be sure to look out for seasonal items – in fact the menu changes twice a year so perhaps some of what you see here won’t still be available, but they are sure to have something equally delicious.

Bread/Service Charge: 1€ PER PERSON

Plaza Alfalfa 8
tel 955 116 002
Open 12.00 – midnight Tuesday – Saturday
12.00 – 16.30 Sunday
Closed Monday
€ € €

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Food 9 | Wine 8 | Service 7 | Ambiance 8

luzanda blackboarddaily specials blackboard

luzanda croquetascroquetas de la casa

luzanda ensaladillaensaladilla del mar with prawns and gulas

presa Ibérica carpaccio with saffron alioli and marinated bok choy

luzanda berenjenasbreaded aubergine with salmorejo

luzanda bacalao fritofried bacalao with chunky tomato sauce

tinto de verano

luzanda bacalao revueltobacalao revuelto with house-made potato straws

luzanda morcilla revueltomorcilla revuelto

luzanda alcachofasgrilled seasonal artichokes with broad beans and jamón

luzanda carrilladastewed beef cheeks

luzanda presa pimientosgrilled presa with padrón peppers

luzanda chocosfried chocos (cuttlefish)

luzanda huevos rotos morcilla“broken eggs” with potatoes and morcilla

lagrimitas Ibéricas in panko with spicy mojo picón

luzanda plumagrilled pluma Ibérica with couscous and grilled veg

Ibérico pork ribs with bbq sauce

luzanda almond cakealmond cake with cabello de ángel and vanilla ice cream

dessert cocktails: rum and mango with watermelon foam

luzanda (2)

luzanda (1)

luzanda afternoon

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Updated August 2017