Bars & Restaurants in Madrid Spain


Jan 23rd, 2017, 05:44 PM
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Bars & Restaurants in Madrid Spain

My wife and I are going to Madrid and Barcelona the first week of April. We would love to have an advice about cool bars and restaurants to go to at night, we love jazz music!!
We do not like fancy restaurants, just local food and good atmosphere.
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Jan 23rd, 2017, 10:48 PM
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For Madrid, check out Maribel's Guides' Madrid's Best Casual Dining -, and Carlos Maribona's blog: Salsa de chilies -
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Jan 24th, 2017, 12:20 AM
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The best place to find out what is "happening" is timeout.
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Jan 24th, 2017, 06:35 AM
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Café Central is the best live jazz venue in Madrid, just off vibrant Plaza Santa Ana in the heart of town. Only top national and internatinal artists and changing every week. Great atmosphere and quite ok food as well. Have spent several memorable late nights here:

The first time here in 2009 we saw these guys:
and brilliant Javier Colina with super star Silvia Pérez Cruz:

Populart, a bit further down the street, is also a fine place:

You are then also very close to two of the best tablaos/flamenco restaurants in Spain, only top of the shelf artists perform here.
Casa Patas:

Rising star Macarena Ramirez in Casa Patas:
Powerhouse Paloma Fantova in Cardamomo:

And the bar scene in Barcelona is as good as it gets, come back with that later. You can start with famous Boadas:

And for local food and good atmosphere, there are not much better options than lunch in La Perla, as Barcelona as it gets:

Or a late night dinner in fabulous Xemei, almost just across the street:

Both are in Poble Sec, in the center of town but outside the most beaten track. Close to many fine theaters etc etc., highly recommended:
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We have been to Madrid many times, but this is the first time we stayed in the Chueca area. The two places we liked the best were on the same block Calle Libertad

Celso y Manolo

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Jan 29th, 2017, 11:37 AM
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Thank you so much!
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Jan 31st, 2017, 06:59 AM
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A couple of more tips for in Barcelona and Madrid.

Ca l'Estevet, one of those timeless places:

Can Culleretes from 1786, the oldest in town and still very popular with locals, not much beat the no fuss food and atmosphere here:

Casa Revuleta, the best cod tapas in town and as typical Madrid as it gets:

La Taberna de Antonio Sanchez from 1830, one of the old classics:

And Casa Alberto from 1827 is always a must, both traditional and cutting edge, one "sol" in the Guía Repsol, the Spanish eqvuivalent to the Michelin guide, and very affordable for what you get. Average 35€ for a full meal. Also a fabulous little tapas bar in front of the restaurant:
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