Never mind that this is a luxury hotel: its core is a lavish palace built by Khedive Ismail to house Empress Éugenie when she visited...
Cold beer, wine and more to take away.
A little slice of the Continent, with loads of brass and mirrors, and waiters in long white aprons serving crusty baguette sandwiches....
La Bodega information
Make a reservation a few days in advance if you want to score a table at this perpetual hot spot – otherwise, go early in the week and take your chances at the door. The menu leans toward Italian and Greek seafood, and there’s also a vegetarian tasting menu (E£62). But given the eye candy that dines in this sumptuous colonial-style room, you might not notice the food.