You are going to join together to continue (or inaugurate) the tradition of making dinners with friend in Madrid. But how to choose a place that everyone likes? And on top of that cool and where you can have a drink once you have finished eating. No problem! Take note of the restaurants that I tell you and you’ll succeed.
Interior de El Imparcial. Foto de www.madridcoolblog.comEl Imparcial
A very good option for lunch or dinner at La Latina with traditional Mediterranean cuisine. The decoration of the restaurant is gorgeous, but it’s not just a nice place. It’s “chipirones a la parrilla” (“grilled squid”) are delicious, and it’s “cheesecake” is a sin. Also, once you have finished your meal, you have two minutes to La Latina and Lavapiés two minutes to partying. The place for dinners with friends in Madrid, elegant and rogue at the same time.
Reservado de El Canadiense. Foto de www.elcanadienserestaurante.comEl Canadiense
If among the group of friends there’re authentic foodies, it’s very difficult to surprise them with new proposals. It’s a good thing for them this restaurant that has arrived with “the other” cuisine from the north of the American continent. It has Canadian classics like the “Tourtiere” or the “Poutine” to the “poke bowl”, the fashionable healthy dish. As it has the same owners as Bar Galleta and El Perro and La Galleta, among their desserts could not miss the “apple cumble” or the “cookie ice cream”. If you’re a big group, its private room fot ten is perfect.
Interior de La Carmen. Foto de www.lamuccacompany.comLa Carmen
The bet for those who want to give it all after dinner by Gran Vía. The atmosphere is casual and funny, with a vintage and industrial decoration. There’re usually live DJ or jazz music and above it has rooms that you can reserve for your meetings. Do not get complicated with the menu: portions to share, tapas and product cuisine such as “pulpo a la brasa” (“grilled octopus”), “steak tartare with rock and roll” or “matured beef t-bone”. Pizzas and burgers complete the menu to make memorable dinners with friends in Madrid.
Comedor de Mamá Campo. Foto de www.mamacampo.esMamá Campo
Yes, you can organize a healthy dinner and party night. Don’t you believe me? I didn’t either until I met La Cantina de Mama Campo. Rations to share from the lightest ones like “beet and tomato gazpacho” to its overwhelming “huevos con picadillo” or their homemade pizzas. Then it’s up to you the number of organic mojitos you’ll drink, but they also have non-alcoholic options for the abstainers or those who have to drive.
Interior de Taxi a Manhattan. Foto de www.taxiamanhattan.comTaxi a Manhattan
This may be your downfall, I warn you. They have food for the hungry, like their “Mac & Cheese”, a huge source of macaroni and cheese. Pure New York. They also have many other dishes inspired by New York, as well as two terraces for smokers. That’s an important thing to organizing dinners with friends in Madrid. Dinner and drinks in the same space: gin-tonics run when dinners end until 2:30 am.
Interior de Peyote San. Foto de www.madridcoolblog.comPeyote San
Large round tables ad sofas are the perfect seat for those meetings of a large group of friends. The mix of Mexican and Japanese food will make the foodies satisfied. From the “ikezukuri de cabracho” to the “rib of beef with teriyaki”, they will end with a smile. And of course, there you could not miss mezcales or sake. Plaza de Colón will be witness to your adventures.
Barra de Juanita Cruz. Foto de www.juanitacruz.comJuanita Cruz
There are also cool sites outside the center; do not believe that only Malasaña exists. This restaurant is at Alberto Alcocer, right in front of one of the most lively pubs and bars areas of the city. Juanita Cruz has the perfect combo: a light and casual menu that can be watered with good drinks. A good place dinners with friends in Madrid that are the prelude to a good binge.
Interior de La Rotisserie. Foto de www.larotisserie.esLa Rotisserie
This so cool place is the most chic chicken stew in Madrid. Bar, tables and private room are the 3 parts of this art deco venue where they treat the chicken with the utmost respect. Roll up and grind your tooth on tasty, low-fat dishes. But hey, there’re also organic juices, pastries and fresh fruit bowls for the perfect weekend lunch or dinners with friends in Madrid.
Mesas comunales de Abolea. Foto de www.madridcoolblog.comAbolea
If there’re almost more kids than friends in the group, Abolea will love you. It’s a friendly and bright environment for those weekend meals that last until the afternoon snack. And since everything they have is healthy and easy to digest, the afternoon will flow smoothly. And the kids will fall asleep with the winter sun coming through the large windows. “Buddha bowls”, “toasts”, “sandwiches”, “salads” and healthy desserts in a side street in Fuencarral.
Reservado de Fellina. Foto de www.madridcoolblog.comFellina
One of the best combinations for dinner and drinks in the area of Almagro. On one side is Fellina, the renovated Italian restaurant that is already a modern classic place in the area. And for when you have eaten their good pizzas (check out its recipe for fried dough stuffed), go down to Anonymous Club and have a few drinks accommodated in a good leather sofa and speakeasy atmosphere.
As you can see, there is no reason to go to old-fashioned or bad food places for dinners with friends in Madrid for more than 4 people. All you have to do is follow this recommendation of places to join good food and party assured. And if you need more ideas, follow me on my social networks!
Translated by Story Of Madrid, the podcast about Madrid in English.