Rio Frio is a traditional Spanish restaurant near the Museum district in Madrid. From the outside the restaurant looks a bit nondescript, but inside it is actually quite warm and cozy. There is a large bar inside with generous counter seating, but we were more interested in the al fresco area especially in the beautiful Spring weather.
Tonight we were having Paella - the famous Spanish rice dish. Dinner started with a simple salad with greens and tuna.
The Paella was served in a large pan. It looked like it could feed a hungry hoard and was really impressive. In reality the pan is quite shallow and each one only got a small serving of the rice. It was really good though - the rice still quite firm and had some bite, and it had soaked up all the flavours of the stock and seafood.
Dessert was a simple ice cream with pomegranate sauce.
The Paella was delicious and whetted our appetite for our next stop Valencia - supposedly the birth place of this famed dish.