Although it’s just off fashionable Calle Ponzano, Lakasa embodies a similar
spirit. It’s young, hip and nightclubby, but it doesn’t feel exclusive, and the food and service are excellent. You can eat
more formally, but there are some ideal sharing dishes and the serving staff are happy to adjust the size to suit your
group. Start with the house specialty,
buñuelos de idiazabal, cubes of sheep’s cheese deep fried in batter. Then try a
platter of garlicky
chipirones (baby squid) or a board of presa ibérica, acorn-fed pork, pink in the middle. Coupled with

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good value wine, the price to quality ratio is, as they say around here,
fenomenal.