Hidden up a dark side street, you’re not likely to find “Chez Ramona” by accident, which is a shame as you’d be missing out on some authentic spanish cuisine. Even on passing in front of the door, you might miss it, as the ground floor is an “epicerie espagnole”. To get to the restaurant, you have to traverse the ground floor shop and climb the tiny staircase next to the kitchen. Once upstairs, you’ll be greeted by a simply decorated room, with space for around 30 diners, judging my the popularity of the place, the room will probably already be full.
The menu is what you would expect from a traditional spanish restaurant – entradas de chorizo, jamon, tortillas, queso, calamares, anxoves… For the main course, choose between squid, grilled fish of the day, or the paëlla, which is what most people come for. If thats what you fancy, you should reserve your paëlla beforehand by telephone, or be prepared for a long wait.
17, rue Ramponneau
Tél : 01.46.36.83.55
Open tuesday – sunday evenings
Metros : Belleville, Couronnes