El Deseo de Maria
A stunning cavelike setting for a romantic dinner in Chueca
Word to the wise: Don't miss the small art gallery next to the dining room, featuring works by the acclaimed Catalan painter and sculptor Guillem Farias.
El Deseo de Maria is set in an exquisite place - in a centuries-old stone cellar that used to be part of a horse stable. Underneath an arched ceiling with walls lighted to perfection, you'll dine on fine white linen and feast on modern takes of traditional Spanish dishes.
The changing and inspired menu might have mushroom croquettes served with tomato jam, roasted steak with mango, scallions and shitake, or grilled wild sea bass with garlic oil.