Grupo Cañadio

Cañadío 1981 is Paco Quirós’ first establishment in Madrid, while he opened his first restaurant in Santander back in 1981. Cañadío is synonymous with a good product, high-quality ingredients, enjoyment and a great atmosphere. Cañadío 1981 is an excellent choice among the best restaurants of its kind when it comes to undisputed high-quality, great-value dining.
La Maruca has become a great success and has a loyal clientele who love to dine at the bar as well as at the table. The restaurant’s secret lies in its ability to capture the essence of the simple gastronomy of Northern Spain at a very affordable price.
La Bien Aparecida has its own Cantabrian identity, featuring chef José Manuel de Dios as its indisputable representative. Some of La Bien Aparecida’s star dishes are Santander rabas (fried squid), ensaladilla rusa (diced vegetable salad with mayonnaise), fried fine clams Cañadío style or cocido montañés (meat and bean stew with collard greens) among other dishes that reveal the restaurant’s Cantabrian identity.
La Primera is located at number one Gran Vía, in the emblematic Grassy building. Holder of a Sol Repsol award, La Primera shines at breakfast while it is also becoming more and more established as one of the restaurants offering reliably good, cosmopolitan cuisine in Madrid.
La Maruca has now opened its new venue at number 212 Paseo de la Castellana. It’s a bustling and contemporary restaurant, with a sophisticated clientele. Customers enjoy spacious indoor areas, a heated terrace and an honest, best-value cuisine, all with the guarantee that goes with Grupo Cañadío.

Gran Café Santander is the latest production of Grupo Cañadío, the return of a popular cafeteria in the Plaza de Alonso Martínez and one of the great news in Madrid this autumn. The name chosen for this business is its best description: Gran Café, a kind of bistro similar to the great cafes where you eat daily in many European capitals, under a continuous schedule.


Two renowned restauranteurs from Cantabria teamed up to create GRUPO CAÑADÍO.

Grupo Cañadío is the result of an alliance created in 2013 between Paco Quirós (Santander, 1956), who owned the different Cañadío venues in Santander and Madrid, and Carlos Crespo Viadero (Santander, 1962), owner of several establishments in Cantabria such as Bodega del Riojano, Vermutería Solórzano or Pan de Cuco. Their concept follows Grupo Cañadío’s timeless business model and product offering, based on simplicity, quality and consistency, and a clearly definable and high-quality product. Crespo highlights the outstanding effort of the kitchen team. “We are chefs. We know how tough this profession is, we tell the truth, not what the audience wants to hear —here is where the honesty so mentioned these days lies”.

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