It was one of those days when nothing went right, the car didn’t start, the restaurant we had been planning to have lunch at was closed and then we found ourselves at La Bulla.

It was a very hot day in the capital and we started to relax when we found a slight breeze around the picturesque waterfront of Charco de San Ginés. Looking for somewhere new to try, we settled on La Bulla, liking it’s elevated position and panoramic view over the charco with the distinctive San Ginés church tower in the distance.

La Bulla offer Spanish cuisine with a choice of salads, tapas, tablas and pinchos. We liked their different combinations, looking across to other tables the chipirones rebozados was popular and looked great, I was tempted but in the end we opted for a tapas of croquettas to share and a couple of pinchos.

Miguel’s favourite was the Mini hamburguesa (ternera), the burger meat was packed full of flavour with herbs and spices and served with a side of crisps. The mixed croquettas were good, it was a kind of lucky dip with flavours, you didn’t know which filling to expect on the first bite.

We also ordered the crispy chicken brocheta which was my favourite, the chicken breast meat was covered with a tasty dressing before being coated in breadcrumbs and fried. A close second for both of us was the black pudding, which tasted fantastic, the Morcilla con crema de piquillo really works as a combination.

The other pincho we tried was the goats cheese with marmalade. We had a lovely lunch, we’d have liked to have stayed longer and just chilled out after the morning we’d had, but we were already late for our next appointment, so we had to ask for the bill and head out into the heat of the day.

La Bulla is a great tapas bar in a lovely position, the staff were attentive and friendly. It’s definitely a place we will return to, there’s so many tapas bars & restaurants around the charco that we’re planning a tapas crawl one evening to try them out with friends. It’s also worth mentioning, that La Bulla is a popular location for vegetarian and vegan dishes.

Tel: 616 20 18 29