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Mo de Movimiento Madrid: Oh de Organic Pizza

Mo de Movimiento is part of The Adios Puerto Rico, Hola España Trip Report. Read TPOL in Madrid: Why A Second Residency?


This Hola España Trip Report was supposed to be more than Food & Drink posts. I still have another seven weeks here, so maybe it will be. But if not, that’s not so bad either. For my next meal, I wanted to go to Mo De Movimiento, an energic pizza place in my Almagro neighborhood. Like the Michelin restaurant (see Michelin for Lunch in Madrid? Why Not?), I showed up without a reservation. This time, I was turned away. The next day, having learned my lesson, I made a booking and was granted access. Here’s what I found:

Organic 

The cynic would say that organic is a synonym for trendy. TPOL is no Whole Foods shopper but does appreciate fresh ingredients. However, my understanding of what is on the menu and what they write is lost in translation, even if it is in English. a wood burning oven with wood inside

House White 

I ordered wine by the glass, a departure from TPOL’s rule of a bottle or nothing rule (reference Hunter’s Inn, Guns & Butter: Lithuania Travel Guide & reference Delayed Flight=More Food, Guns & Butter: Tallinn, Estonia Travel Guide). This strategy makes sense in Madrid where house wine is not skunky trash (see Best Tapas Madrid: No Budget Cuts Here). It was fresh and crisp.

Still, contrast my description of ‘house white’ with what is written on the menu:

MO DE MOVIMIENTO

DO UTIEL REQUENA, BODEGAS CHOZAS CARRASCAL, MACABEU Y SAUVIGNON BLANC.

Just Mushrooms

A problem with organic is that I leave hungry regardless of how good the food is. “Just mushrooms?” is what I asked when the appetizer came. a plate of mushrooms on a counter

Contrast my description with what is written on the menu:

MAITAKE MUSHROOM WITH BLACK BUTTER

ECOLOGICAL MAITAKE MUSHROOM WITH BLACK BUTTER, CAPERS, LEMON AND HOMEMADE HAZELNUT PRALINE.

Asparagus Pizza

To keep up with the theme, we ordered asparagus pizza. Like the mushroom appetizer, I enjoyed it but wanted more food. Unfortunately, the kitchen was closed. a pizza with green sauce and cheese

Contrast my description with what is written on the menu:

ARTISAN MOZZARELLA, GREEN ASPARAGUS SAUCE AND ASPARAGUS TIPS, 100% ECOLOGICAL IBERIAN BACON AND GALMESANO CHEESE.

Price 

  • 4 glasses of house white: 14 euros
  • 1 plate of mushrooms: 13 euros
  • 1 asparagus pizza: 15.50 euros

Itemizing it like this, I can’t understand how mushrooms and a pizza came out to $45. However, doing it organically:

  • MO DE MOVIMIENTO (4 CHALACES)
  • MAITAKE MUSHROOM WITH BLACK BUTTER
  • PIZZA FOR THE GODS: ARTISAN MOZZARELLA, GREEN ASPARAGUS

The price makes sense.

Overall

I would go back but not because of organic marketing. a pizza with a green pepper on a plate

I would go back because that’s a damn good slice of pizza.

TPOL’s Tip: Mo de Movimiento is located at C. de Espronceda, 34, 28003 Madrid

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2 COMMENTS

    • As luck would have it, I am staying here: For short-term rentals, the pretty Almagro neighborhood offers quiet streets lined with boutiques, galleries and small restaurants, all within walking distance of many major museums and attractions.

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