El Rey de Tallarines10
Why locals love it
The most popular dish is the noodles, but the dumplings and red curry are also in demand. The noodles are delicious and very good value for money. You also get your food very fast. Their second restaurant in Calle General Cisneros 49 - not as central as the first one - is even cheaper.
Why you should visit it
If you're lucky you'll see them handpulling the noodles. It's curious to see how - without using anything else but their hands, some flour and water - they manage to produce metres and metres of noodles. Don't be put off by the surreal decoration - I think this restaurant used to be a cocktail bar - the noodles are worth your visit.
Try the noodles with duck.