You'll find this stylish restaurant in Chueca district, an open and relaxed gay area with lots of atmosphere. It offers good value fixed price meals ... More
Divina La Cocina
You'll find this stylish restaurant in Chueca district, an open and relaxed gay area with lots of atmosphere. It offers good value fixed price meals featuring light and simple dishes created from modern recipes. The house speciality is leg of ostrich. Some of the more creative options include sauteed fennel with garlic, hazelnuts and cheese, spring onion and leek stew with thyme and foie gras or tuna with Mediterranean herb vinegar and pistachios. For dessert, try the unbeatable apple and raisin cake with whole milk ice-cream. The house wines are León Marzot, a red from Navarra, or Campalar, a white from Rueda.
We booked this restaurant for a relaxed family evening in the centre of Madrid, having found it in a Madrid city guide and checked reviews on the internet. It proved to be excellent in all respects. The service was first class, friendly and efficient; the food very good indeed, with interesting mixes of flavours and textures beautifully presented; the wine list well chosen and priced. So, we enjoyed a special family time together and when the bill arrived we all agreed that it was very good value. What more could we ask for? When we return to Madrid we certainly will be booking into Divina La Cocina again.
A truly unique restaurant in Madrid with a menu that caters to the exotic. My friend and I stumbled upon this place with absolutely no expectations. He had the duck and ostrich hamburger and I had the sirloin of spanish bull. EXCELLENT! I will visit again next time I am in Madrid.
The moment I walked in I felt calm, safe and ready to experience whatever was creating such a wonderful aroma. I was overjoyed with the first bite of duck with plum sauce and to this day, taste it while thinking about it. The evening ended with a sorbet that will always hold a dear spot in my heart. Every night, I dream of going back!
Very creative menu. Quite different from anything else I found in Madrid. The chef/owner comes out from the kitchen periodically and makes an effort to greet each table. English speakers are made to feel very welcome. Overall it was a very special evening.
WE HAVE TRAVELED TO SPAIN FOUR TIMES. EACH TIME WE HAVE ARRIVED IN MADRID TO START OUR TRAVELS. ON OUR SECOND TRIP WE VISITED DIVINA LA COCINA. NEADLESS TO SAY WE HAVE RETURNED EACH VISIT AND THE LAST VISIT WE DINNED TWICE. ALL OF OUR MEALS, WINE AND SERVICE WERE FIVE STAR AND VERY RESONABLY PRICED.
DIVINA IS A FRIENDLY ATMOSPHER. WE PERSONALLY HAVE MET THE CHEF JOSE LUIS AND HIS PARTNER CHAD. WE RECOMEND DIVINA LA COCINA TO ANY ONE TRAVELING TO MADRID SPAIN.
I CAN HARDLY WAIT FOR OUR RETURN.
This is a restaurant you do not want to leave your well earned money. Entering the restaurant the waiter first has to finish his conversation over the phone, leaving us and the next table waiting for 5 minutes.As soon as your seated they serve you something they call pat�, the cook must have heared about it. There is a hint of liver in this mousse. Our appetizers: the duck salad and ravioli stuffed with foie gras.Amazing how you can prepare duck with loosing its�taste, the ruccola and radiccho have enough taste of their own and the cook can not take that away.The ravioli is stuffed with the same mousse that they call pat�, it has never seen a goose, let alone his or her liver. The parmesan tulip tastes like nuked stale bread, not crispy at all but soggy and rubbery. Our maincourses: skippy beef and beef sirloin. Wow the meat is okay and well prepared for a change, the vegetables are terrible: mushy and pureed. The pears are prepared with too much thyme, so you just taste sweet thyme and nothing else. For dessert we had white chocolate cheesecake and chocolate banana cake. The cheesecake did not taste like cheese nor like white chocolate or a combination, the cardomom sauce was good and tasteful. The other cake was banana withe brown gelatine, I needed a strong digestive to get rid of the gelatine stuck in my throat and to digest the rock in my stomach. Try to avoid this fake French rip-off, there are so many good Spanish restaurants in town where you can really enjoy the food and tastes that a good cook can enhance.