Viblioteca is hidden away on a street that nobody goes to unless they live there, which is great for us Viblioteca-lovers. The restaurant is really small and it’s always busy, so it’s a good thing that not everybody knows about it.
The restaurant is quite cheese-focused, which you will see when you come in: there is a beautiful cheese display right by the bar with cheeses from around Europe. The walls are decorated with wine bottles, big cans of delicious-looking olives and prestigious vinegars and oils.
The menu consists of cheese platters (obviously), foie gras, salads, tuna tartar and such. My personal favorite is the truffle (!) bikini (a bikini is somewhat similar to a grilled cheese sandwich, but with jamón). It’s amazing..!
The tables are few and very close to each other, but it’s ok, unless you have someone very loud next to you. There are also a few high chairs by the bar. You need to book a table in advance, because it does get very busy. Oh, and they are great at wines, and the wines by glass are usually really good.
IN A NUTSHELL:
Atmosphere: The place is tiny and more bar-like than anything, but the decoration is great.
Recommended: Anything with truffle in it, like the duck cannelon or the bikini. A great selection of artisan cheeses, also from outside Spain. The wines per glass are always excellent choices.
Reservations: Usually necessary, the place is small.