Spaniards have always admired the American grill; fortunately, their imitations of the genre are far more Spanish than American. Some of Babel’s burgers, for example, come with caramelized onions, slices of foie gras, or a fried egg. The pizzas include a New Yorker, which for some inexplicable reason has dill pickles and mesclun salad mix on top. It all sounds a little funny until you taste and realize that the dishes please the Spanish palate. One menu standard is the Argentine parrillada de carne, which is a non-stop parade of meat and sausage cooked over charcoal on metal skewers and brought to the table until you cry “uncle.” We prefer intentionally Spanish dishes, like grilled hake served with clams and a parsley green sauce. Prices are low for such quality and pleasant service.
- Frommer's Staff