Tres Por Cuatro is a market restaurant. And never better said, because this restaurant is located inside the Torrijos market. Visiting Tres Por Cuatro is a surprise. First through space, a small place that could almost have the dimensions of the restaurant’s name; and second because every dish that arrives at the table is a surprise based on traditional cuisine.
In front of this restaurant is Alex Marugán, a young chef who is experimenting with his kitchen. His restaurant proposal was clear from the start. Alex wanted to open a place based on simplicity and honesty, with a very real kitchen and in which he ate well. As Alex says, in his small kitchen there is only product of quality, affection and a lot of flavor.
The restaurant surprises you as soon as you arrive, since the place it occupies is of small dimensions. A place that in a few months Alex has managed to fill up to the point that the tables are increasing to get service to all the guests who book each day.
The philosophy of Tres Por Cuatro is well defined by its name: Three months by four seasons. And in this restaurant every season they change the menu, but their dishes always have something in common: the main product of each proposal is a seasonal product with which Álex experiments to achieve unique creations. Products that arrive according to seasonality, are prepared to offer them in a menu and disappear from it once their season is over. A philosophy that matches the space chosen for the restaurant, a philosophy that depends on the market.
This philosophy is based on all its dishes except two: the tripe, an emblematic dish of traditional cuisine that can always be found in your menu; and the cheesecake, a dessert that has conquered all the diners that have tasted it but that has a peculiar characteristic: the cheeses with which this cake is made are changing every season, so that the warmer months the cake is fresher and lighter than during the winter.
Tres Por Cuatro is a restaurant based on traditional food and product, which takes you to childhood with its traditional dishes and makes you enjoy each spoon full of flavor.
Hours: Tuesday from 1:30 to 4:00 PM / Wednesday through Saturday from 1:30 to 4:00 PM and 8:30 to 11:00 PM / Close Sundays and Mondays
Average Meal Price: 25€
Text: Elena R. Feijoo
Photographs: Nacho Alcalde Ruiz