This glass pavillion is right along Paseo de Recoletos near Plaza de Colon. For some reason, I was reminded of the Orient Express when I first visited this restaurant. Maybe because it is long in form like a choo choo train. The head waiter Luis beckons you to enter.....
The tables are neatly arranged along the long pavillion. A bar sits right in the middle. The first time, i only tried their hot chocolate which isn't bad. The second time, Luis gave us churros on the house!
That 2nd time was soon after the Three Kings Parade and we must have looked famished after battling the cold the last 5 hours. One of us downed 2 cups of chocolate in a few to regain warmth. Then dinner.
Dinner was a simple affair. No time to wait for paella but we needed our arroz. No problem. The tropical babes got their rice. Along with salchichon y croquetas y huevos. When served, I was reminded of our local longsilog. ;-)
It is hard to resist dining here, or simply having coffee while watching passersby from the glass windows. El Pabellon de Espejos is right across the Bibliotequa or National Library where I normally wait for Bus #45 to get home after an afternoon in the library.
My visits were almost like a ritual too. And each time, Luis would offer to take my photo ;-) Go visit and look for Luis. He might even give you complimentary churros to dip in your chocolate. Buen provecho!