Txa-Tei -Japanese Restaurant
General Pardiñas 8
"I had the best sushi I've tasted, outside of Tokyo.We had a menu del dia, at €15.95 +IVA. It was truly delicious, and more than enough food. The staff were very pleasant, and I can't wait to go back. Check out their website for a look at the menu" (HB, Aug 2011)
La Cocina de San Antón
Situated just behind Chueca's Metro station is a fabulous municipal food market.
As you expect from Chueca, the stalls' produce is displayed a little differently, and there's a fun atmosphere, with plenty of bars, much like Mercado San Miguel, but without the fancy arquitecture. On the third floor is a terrace bar and restaurant 'La Cocina de San Antón'
Modern Spanish food
Mercado de San Antón -food market
Augusto Figueroa 24
"A very busy and noisy informal modern restaurant, with a cool water mist falling from the ceiling.
We shared a selection of salad, mussels, and tortilla, which were all delicious, then I had a medio ración of langoustine risotto. We had plenty of food and wine, and spent about €35 a head. (Evening menu) Book ahead, as even mid-week, tables are hard to get" (HB, Aug 2011)
A lively and informal bar specialising in arabian tapas
Espiritu Santo 15
An intimate and funky bar, with tapas available:
San Vicente Ferrer, 32
Cafe de La Luz
A very funky little bar, with a great selection of cool chairs!
C/ Puebla 8
"You may want to phone ahead if you want to book a table for drinks" (HL, Oct 10)
C/Cañizares, 10, 28012 Madrid Tf.: 00 34 913 690 496
"This is a wonderful place to see/hear flamenco. We went on a Monday night and saw a really dynamic bunch of performers. Great musicians, passionate singers, and crazy fast dancing!
A 32 Euro entry fee will reserve you a seat at a tiny table, and includes a drink. There is a very traditional Spanish menu of tapas/raciones, and drinks are reasonably priced.
The seating is cramped and small, so if you are heavily pregnant, it might not be the most comfortable couple of hours.
Reserve in advance, as this is a popular place" (HB, Feb 2011)
Mexican in theme with great snacks and cocktails. A good place to start the night...
Corredera Alta de San Pablo 13. Tel: 915225759
"Good cocktails, really lively and FULL of kitsch! -It's Mexican themed, and the owner has a great selection of retro music" (HB, Oct 2010)
A stylish but quiet cocktail bar:
Conde de Xiquena 3 Tel: 915221813