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Fish facts and where to eat

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Despite its distance from the sea Madrid is justifiably renowned for the quality of its seafood, and an incredibly extensive range of fish is available in the city’s shops and restaurants. Unless you're a big fish eater the variety can be a bit daunting. The following is a guide to interpreting the menu. By far, the local markets are the best place to buy fresh fish. See also Galician and Basque cuisine.

Spanish translations for some seafood and fish
Almejas: clams
Atún/bonito: tuna
Bacalao: cod
Besugo, dorada, pargo: sea bream
Boquerón: fresh anchovy
Caballa: mackerel;
Congrio: conger eel
Lenguado: sole
Lubina: sea bass
Mejillón: mussels
Mero: grouper/sea bass
Merluza: hake
Ostra: oyster
Pescadilla: whiting
Pescaditos: whitebait
Rape: monkfish
Rodaballo: turbot
Salmonete: red mullet
Sardina: sardine
Trucha: trout
Vieiras: scallops

Víctor Andrés Balaúnde, 22
91 457 97 56
Metro: Colombia
Parrillada de mariscos, seafood spread on a charcoal grill.
Average price: 40 euro.
Parking. Closed: Sunday.
Gran Vía, 78
28004 Madrid
91 548 48 18
Metro: Plaza de España
Map: D-4
Seafood and shells.
Average price: 45 euro
El Pescador
José Ortega y Gasset, 75
28004 Madrid
91 402 12 90
Metro: Lista
Map: T-97
Zone: Salamanca
Specialty: Evaristo' fish.
Average price: 45 euro
Parking. Closed: Sunday.
La Ola del Cantábrico
Don Ramón de la Cruz, 72
91 616 49 47 00
Metro: Lista
Map: T-98
Zone: Salamanca
Fish and meats grilled.
Average price: 35 euro
Closed: Sunday night.

Reina Mercedes, 20
Tel: 91 553 23 33
Metro: Nuevos Ministerios / Alvarado
Zone: Nuevos Ministerios Cuatro Caminos

Average price: 65 euro
Parking.. Closed: Sunday.

Los Remos
Ctra. Coruña, km. 12,700
Tel: 91 307 72 30
Average price: 30 euro
Parking. Closed: Sunday night.
El Torito
Alcalde Sáinz de Baranda, 80
Tel: 91 573 48 14
Metro: Sáinz de Baranda

Seafood an d grilled fish.
Average price: 40 euro
Parking. Closed: Sunday and holidays.