Saturday, January 31, 2015

Chicos and Chicas

New Cap Hill sandwich shop pumps out sangria


They say the rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain, but the rain in Seattle falls everywhere.

If April showers are getting you down, duck into the just-opened Chico Madrid on Capitol Hill.

Located in the historic BelRoy apartment building, the café specializes in the bocadillo, the sandwich that starts with a lengthwise-cut Columbia City Bakery roll and adds in chorizo, Spanish ham, fluffy omelettes, et al.

They're not huge, but they're filling and insanely flavorful. 

If you're going low-carb, aim for the charcuterie plate piled with high-end cured meats, a few olives and pickled peppers, and leave the bread to the side.

One of our favorite things about Chico Madrid is the friendly wine pricing. Tasty Spanish reds are poured with nary a markup, and they even have a sangria machine.

And best of all, it never goes on siesta.

Chico Madrid
711 Bellevue Ave E, Capitol Hill

Price: 2 (out of 4)
Noise: 2 (out of 4)
Best bets: Jamon bocadillo; charcuterie platter; anchoas
Nearby: Sun Liquor; Altura; Dinette

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