It is at number 57 General Díaz Porlier in Salamanca’s neighbourhood that Sargo has established its name on the gastronomic scene of Madrid. A restaurant specialised in traditional Spanish cuisine and our best-kept dog friendly secret spot in the city.
The restaurant brings to the capital the best of what Galician cuisine has to offer. Sargo will take you on a culinary experience to discover a traditional cuisine that has been revisited in the hands of its talented chef.
Pucho Landín, originally from Galicia is the mind behind the curated menu and the kitchen brigade. The young chef brought his savoir-faire to the place after nine years spent behind the scenes of some of the most renowned restaurants in Spain.
His modern take on gastronomy food and experimental interest in implementing a twist to traditional dishes is the possible outcome of his time at the avant-gardist DiverXo with David Muñoz.
Sargo does not leave behind tradition, defining itself as a market food cuisine. The quality of the products is key to Pucho Landín from the meat provenance, to the fish freshly imported from Galicia as well as the vegetables carefully selected from local producers in that area.
There is no secret here; this is the combination of exceptional matière premièrewith years of savoir-faire, which bring to the table those fantastic dishes.
Our first visit at Sargo was for a whisky tasting hosted that night by Sake Man. The event took place in La Barra Picasso appearing like the perfect set up to enjoy a drink and share some snacks from the menu. The interior design reflects the general concept behind Sargo, which once again follow the pattern of tradition mixed with modernity.
Amongst the various atmospheres designed you can either dine in the salon Steve Jobs or the Botanic. As well as enjoy the outdoor of the Arrecife terrace a reference to the sea.
The menu is divided as per the following categories: vegetable garden, sea, abattoir, spoon, casseroles and puddings… Sargo recommends trying their star dishes including the Celeiro hake and the red scorpion.
Our dinner experience started with two different types of the Spanish croquettes, one being the oxtail and the other one the black squid in its ink.
The meal followed up with charcoal grilled octopus with kimchi and sweet potato sauce. The octopus was tender, tasty and perfectly cooked. This was accompanied by the patatas bravas Mille-feuille with its three sauce. A nice way to revisit the patatas bravas bringing the potato to its finest texture, which melts in mouth.
Then we enjoyed the carbon-grilled sea bass with a tripe sauce, a fantastic dish to try. To finish on a sweet note we enjoyed the chocolate pudding in its five forms, which I highly recommend to any chocolate lover.
Everything was delicious, dishes that we were familiar with were revisited to a gastronomy level. Some favourites of the meal were the Octopus, the sea bass and the dessert but there is plenty more from the menu that we need to try.
The service has been impeccable, from the whole team who attended us that night to the lovely communication team.
Sargo is a fantastic place if you are looking for a culinary experience in the city accompanied with your dog. Everyone has been very welcoming to Timón who has been served a bowl of water. Sargo is a place that I would not have expected to be dog friendly so I was delighted to discover that a restaurant of this level still accept the whole family.
As we visited at night the team at Sargo have kindly agreed to let us come back to take some pictures of the interior with Timón and the food pictures are theirs. Thank you to Maria and Daniel.