by Ben Curtis
There are two things I occasionally miss amongst the wonders of Spanish cuisine: a good sauce and enough chips. Now Spanish meat is fantastic, and best served alone, so that you can savour its wonderful taste, but that is also the problem: it is often just too lonely on that plate. I like the occasional splash of sauce and an extra big helping of potatoes, something to do with being English I suppose.
Momo solves both these problems in style. Plenty of chips with every dish, and great sauces, while managing to stay perfectly Spanish at the same time. Try the Turkey with Almond and Onion Sauce, Fillet of Pork with Roquefort and Celery Sauce, or Chicken with Curry Sauce. Hmmmmm. Each comes as part of a 3 course menu del dia for 9.90 Euros, which includes bread, wine, good looking waiters, cool décor, and sumptuous deserts like the Moco de chocolate anti-depresivo – “anti-depressive chocolate bogey” (it really is called that…)
Momo can be found at Calle de la Libertad, 8. Tel: 91 532 7348 (map) It’s right in the middle of Chueca, a lovely part of the city for an after meal stroll.