There are names that attract, and Lope is definitely one of them. “Lope: the very unique eatery, spritzers, combos, coffee and drinks,” is definitely one of them. With the feeling of a speakeasy, but with Scottish style dining, you will not find anything like this in the neighborhood. Lope has a strange mix of people varying from Indie kids from Malasaña to lovers of comics. The comic lovers come as no surprise because Pilar Corral, the creative mind behind Lope, is an avid graphic-novel enthusiast. The restaurant even contains a small library of novels from her personal collection to enjoy over a coffee or tea. The point is that you feel comfortable, like a guest in your own home. The home is very important to her as she left hers to move to New York to open an art gallery. She enrolled at the Institute of Culinary Education and after collaborating in several restaurants in the city, decided to return to her roots and his family in Spain. The recipes are normally Aragonese, from New York and also influenced Bilbao. With the theme of American gastronomy almost impossible to supply in Spain, especially certain cuts of meat, the boneless Angus beef is imported from Australia and cooked on low for 8 hours and caramelized with a demi -glace. The same situation with the Pastrami, a very hard to find product, but will now be included in their new list of American sandwiches, along with the sloppy joe with the finger-licking BBQ sauce. If you ask Pilar, she always goes for the fish over the meat choices. The menu does great with both choices, so make sure to try the eggplant tartare with Riofrio caviar, the blackened cod, or the grilled scallops with foie gras and fennel sauce. Lope is a fun and original culinary proposal, that takes chic and cool one step further.They put their heart into every plate, and it shows.
Average price : 25-30 euros
Hours: 12:00 to 1:00 . Mondays and Sundays until 17:00 hrs.
Text: Paula Cell
Photos : Marcos Ortiz
Translation: Brett Piron