Mama Campo restaurant review - Madrid, Spain
Located in the octagonal Plaza de Olavide, a 15-minute walk north of Plaza Mayor, is the new authentic Spanish restaurant Mama Campo. Owners Nacho Aparicio and David Yllera de la Concha's vision of promoting healthy, delicious eating was brought to life with the help of David's brother, the designer Manolo Yllera. The venue comprises a restaurant and a natural-foods supermarket divided into spaces geared toward adults and children. In the former, chef Daniel Larios, who trained under three-Michelin-star chef Martin Berasatequi, cooks traditional dishes with organic ingredients. His menu varies according to the season, but often includes the popular paella, croquettes and rice with kelp and mushrooms - all accompanied by bread from Javier Marca, one of the finest bread-bakers in Spain. The fresh, wood-sided dining room has only seven tables, yet the owners managed to incorporate furnishings by more than 45 designers, both emerging and established (Patricia Urquiola, Tom Dixon and Pop Paris are represented).