This classic Basque grill is easy to find: Just look for the golden arches. The same building on Plaza Isabel II houses a McDonald’s at street level. Asador Real is downstairs and its entry faces Calle Escalinata. Given the proximity to the Teatro Real, the emphasis on substantial cuts of meat, and the formality of the restaurant, Asador Real has surprisingly reasonable prices. If you’re so inclined, you can watch the grill masters prepare your food. The best deal is on a quarter lamb or pig, which serves two generously.
Plaza Isabel II, 1
Our Rating Neighborhood Opera and Palacio Real Hours Daily 1:30pm–midnight Transportation Metro: Opera Phone 91-547-11-11 Prices Main dishes 14€–24€ Cuisine Type Basque Web site Asador Real