Review on Cambio de Tercio
Since opening in 1995, Cambio de Tercio has stuck to its own very distinctive style, a world away from most tapas bars in the capital. The decor makes a big impact, with its bullish orange-red, black and yellow tones, circular tables and dramatic skylit area (complete with chandeliers) at the back of the restaurant.
The kitchen goes about its business with a keen eye on modern trends - think stunning presentation, short cooking times and delicate flavours. Of course, there is still room for a few classic items including Pata Negra ham, Andalusian-style fried squid with lime or prawns 'a la plancha' with garlic and parsley oil. Elsewhere, patatas bravas are given 'new spicy' treatment, red tuna tartare is served with tomato seeds and avocado aïoli, and lamb's sweetbreads are paired with broad beans, dates and pink grapefruit.
Main courses are equally challenging, from roast free-range quails with figs and vegetable risotto to caramelised ox tongue with apple textures. As for desserts, consider watermelon soup with lychee ice cream, vanilla jelly, blackcurrants, mint and rum. The wine list is one of best Spanish collections in the capital.
Cambio de Tercio is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.30 - 2.30pm (3.00pm Sat-Sun)
Dinner: 6.30 - 11.30pm (11.00pm Sun & Mon)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express