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.

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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!

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Just one word of warning – the prawns are cooked fresh so you might need asbestos fingers to do the peeling.

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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.

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

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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.

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There are currently three locations in 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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17 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.

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