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DiverXO

Address Pensamiento 28; 28020 Madrid
by General Varela
Neighbourhood Tetuán | See on map
Metro Cuzco [M10], Tetuán [M1]
Telephone +34 91 570 0766
Website http://www.diverxo.com
Price Menus EUR 95-145 plus drinks.
Hours Mon-Sat 14:00 and 21:00.
Notes Booking taken up to 30 days in advance. Lines open at 09:30am.

Arguably the hottest table in town, scoring a weekend night reservation for one of the thirty seats at DiverXO is not without its challenges. With reservations only taken up to 30 days in advance, you’ll have to be quick on your dials when lines open in the morning, or just plain lucky to grab a cancellation.

The reason is the sublime Spanish-Asian fusion cuisine of David Muñoz. The young chef perfected his oriental kitchen techniques while working at Nobu and Hakkasan in London and has successfully applied them to re-engineer Spanish classics, such as the morcilla (blood sausage) and cochinillo (sucking pig), garnering himself three Michelin stars in the process.

Ordering is made easy: meals are served from a set seven, eight or nine-course menu that varies only by the number of starters. Gastro tyranny, perhaps, but located in an uninspiring neighbourhood and without a bar, unlike more see-and-be-seen Madrid hotspots, the main attraction here really is the food. Whilst it’s far from being an unattractive place, the buzz and noise is mostly due to poor acoustics, so come here with the intention of having a culinary experience rather than a people-spotting outing.