El Bohío – where tradition and avant garde come to terms

A typical Spanish town, a typical Spanish façade but inside lies a restaurant which has been evolving and changing with its time. For you see, this restaurant didn’t just pop up over night, it opened for business in the 1930s before the Spanish Civil War and now, three generations later, it still harbors tradition weaved in with modern spikes. It is Pepe Rodríguez Rey and his brother Diego who are orchestrating the continuation of this long-loved eatery. Located in the traditional village of Illescas in Castilla La Mancha not far from Madrid, that is why many tend to think that it is actually located in Madrid. Although this restaurant is well-known (it has been around for more than eighty years!!!), it has recently received a whole new wave of recognition since Pepe has hosted Master Chef, a very popular TV program in Spain.

Recently we went back to El Bohío and this was our experience…


Potatoes with pork


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