Restaurante El Miajón de los Castúos on Calle Infanta Mercedes, 56 is a tapa spot dedicated to Iberian pork (jamón ibérico de bellota), sausages, cheeses, wines and packaged products from Extremadura.
The name El Miajón de los Castúos comes from the title of a book of 12 poems by Spanish writer, Luis Chamizo. The book, published in 1921, is a tribute to the people of Extremadura and highlights the miajón (the essence, the juice, the core) of being and identifying as Castúos (someone from Extremadura).
Last year I wrote of my discovery of pata negra and the difference in flavor quality, free-range, acorn fed piggies make on the tongue. Well this place specializes in jamón ibérico de bellota. Yum. Our waiter was super helpful and friendly, which is a little unusual for Spain so I recommend this place wholeheartedly. If this is the "juice" de los Castúos then it is very pleasant indeed.
All photography by Shehani Kay