Saturday Night in Madrid

Saturday night heaven? – for me it’s a few drinks, good friends and some tasty food.

For characterful bars, tasty tapas and wine aplenty, you can’t beat Madrid.


El Abuelo is just on of Madrid’s many traditional bars.  It is very firmly planted on the tourist trail, but don’t let that put you off; the wine is good and the prawns are to die for.

Find yourself a spot at one of the high tables, make your choice and enjoy!


Just one word of warning – the prawns are cooked fresh so you might need asbestos fingers to do the peeling.  It really is worth the effort though.


La Casa del Abuelo has been in Madrid since 1906 and was originally known more for its wine: its house speciality is a sweet red wine from the Alicante area. In fact, the bar was originally known as La Alicantina.


You certainly won’t have the place to yourself – on a good day, they cook more than 200kg of prawns.


The decor is traditional, with dark woods, tall marble-topped tables and beautiful wall tiles, old photographs fill the walls and wine bottles are stacked everywhere.


Be sure to visit at least one of their locations during your visit to Madrid:
C/Victoria 12
C/ Núñez de Arce 5
C/Goya 57

Linked to Daily Prompt: Saturday Night and Travel Tuesday.


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20 Responses to Saturday Night in Madrid

  1. I’ve a friend who doesn’t bother with the peeling… he likes them as crunchy as they come!


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  3. restlessjo says:

    i could do with a good night out, Deb. Looks just the place :)


  4. Anna says:

    Perfect timing on the post. My BFF is going to Madrid next month and I have been trying to find her great authentic places to eat :)


  5. Rajesh says:

    This place looks very nice.


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  7. cvail says:

    Always love finding another good tapas place!


  8. malaysianmeanders says:

    Looks like a fab place with that decor and all those prawns. Bring on the wine!


  9. Jennifer says:

    I’ve been living in Madrid for over a year and haven’t noticed this place while walking around yet. Thanks for the suggestion – I’ll try to check it out soon! Lovely finding you through the Travel Tuesday linkup! xx


  10. La Casa del Abuelo sounds like a perfect place to have a glass of wine and a nice dinner. I’ve lived in Alicante area and could sip on its red wine anytime.


  11. Thank you for the Spanish memories! I’m glad I found your blog on WordPress. I was also in Madrid a couple of years ago and the Tapas Bars are amazing – not to mention the Sangria:)


  12. Such a fabulous city, I was there with a friend but only had two days. Not enough to see even a fraction of what Madrid had to offer. Lovely photos.


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