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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.  It really is worth the effort though.

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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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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.

ADRID

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  1. 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:)

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  2. 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

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  3. 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 🙂

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    • I’m always up for a good night out Jo! I’ve a few more Madrid favourites coming up soon. And then a Madrid vs Barcelona post I think.

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