Madrilenians love feasting late at night. Literally, every bar in town vends tapas like patatas bravas and Spanish omelette. Where to go for a proper paella? And which restaurants offer good quality for reasonable prices. We give you the lowdown!
South of the colossal park Casa de Campo you’ll find Restaurente Eiffel. A typically Spanish restaurant with tapas as well as full main courses on offer. Price/quality ratio is excellent. €10 for large meals, €7 for smaller bites to eat. Metro stops close to the restaurant are Campamento and Casa de Campo. Website (Spanish only):
Paella remains a stock Spanish dish. When eating out in Madrid, why not try this tasty rice dish. With for example fish, shellfish, chicken or rabbit.La Barraca serves over 10 varieties of paella. These classic Spanish rice dishes are plated up per two and sell for €10-15 per person. Metro stop: Gran Via. Adres: Calle de la Reina, 29, 28004 Madrid.
Fine wine, quality meals, friendly prices. Pull up a chair at Moratin Vinoteca to enjoy succulent octopus, grilled chicken and classic steak tartare, their specialty. Prices for the main courses are all below €15. The restaurant is only a stone’s throw from the world renowned Museo del Prado. Metro station: Anton Martin of Atocha. Address: Calle de Moratín, 36, 28014 Madrid.
Circo de las tapas (lunch)
Circo de las Tapas is the perfect place for a finger-licking lunch. Their tasty daily specials go for €10.50 and consists of traditional Spanish fare. Besides the tasty food, the modern restaurant is a superb spot to veg out. This stylish eatery lies about 1km from Palacio Real. Metro stations close are: Santo Domingo, Callao. Adres: C/ Corredera Baja de San Pablo, 21, 28004 Madrid. For more information, visit their fancy website.
El Tigre (cheap tapas)
For backpackers and shallow-pocketed youngsters: Spanish bar El Tigre sells cheap tapas. In fact, with every glass of beer a Spanish tapas plate is served. Patatas bravas or serrano ham for instance. Terrific right?! Especially to tame your appetite before heading out for dinner later at night. Metro: Gran Via. Adres: Infantas, 30, Madrid, 28004