Later that night, we were all pretty tired from the day. All that walking and site seeing will add up. So we didn't want to go too far for dinner. Luckily, I had a couple of tapas places in mind that was only 5 minutes away from our hotel. Interestingly enough, they were located inside the food court in a mall. Now, I know what you're thinking. Who goes to eat in a food court on purpose? Well, if they serve food like this, you would too.
When we arrived shortly after it opened, the place was packed. All the bar seats were taken and others were waiting. We clearly didn't think this through. But lucky for us, this was a food court. We ordered a bunch of dishes to go and then grabbed a bunch of tables at the communal seating area. Score for being resourceful!
We started with a giant platter of Peking Duck Dumplings (pictured above). These were really good. The wrapper was thin and crispy, the meat inside tender and flavorful, and the garnished of scallions, peppers, and hoisin sauce around made for a beautiful presentation.
We also ordered the chili crab which was a soupy dish with whole crab and crab meat in it. It was sweet and spicy. This easily served the group of us though a few of us (including the person who chose it - sigh...) refrained from picking at the crab to dig out more meat. I had no shame. I have no issues getting dirty and working for my food. Slowly but surely I worked through all the crab shells and enjoyed this dish as it should be enjoyed.
El Corte Inglés de Callao
Plaza del Callao s/n, planta9
+34 915 31 98 84