Sesenta años después de su nacimiento, Corral de la Morería vuelve a situarse en la vanguardia al ofrecer una experiencia gastronómica de primer nivel y conjugarla con un espectáculo flamenco de máxima calidad.

Ubicado en Las Vistillas, en pleno barrio de La Latina, Corral de la Morería es el tablao de flamenco más afamado y prestigioso del mundo, convirtiéndose hoy día es una cita obligada para los visitantes de Madrid. En estos más de 60 años se ha proyectado internacionalmente difundiendo el flamenco entre miles y miles de personas de todo el mundo, gracias a la figura de su fundador, Manuel del Rey, y a sus hijos que han iniciado un proceso de renovación manteniendo siempre intacto el espíritu del tablao.

«El mejor flamenco y la gastronomia de lujo dan al corral de la Morería el título de único»


Camino: el nuevo espectáculo de Jesús Carmona

En este 2018, Corral de la Morería da la bienvenida al nuevo espectáculo de Jesús Carmona, uno de los grandes de la actual generación de baile que está revolucionando el panorama flamenco.

«Camino» es un espectáculo que está creado especialmente para Corral de la Morería, uno de los pocos espacios de Madrid en los que todavía se puede sentir ese sabor del flamenco de antaño.

La obra de Jesús Carmona, que se ha estrenado el 15 de enero, recorre los diferentes espacios en los que el flamenco se ha desarollado, de ahí el nombre «Camino»: desde sus orígenes populares en las calles, los primeros cafés cantantes hasta los escenarios de más prestigiosos como el mencionado Corral de la Morería, que crea el formato moderno de tablao flamenco y continúa evolucionando hasta nuestros días.

Desde su inauguración en 1956, el tablao ofrece cada noche y de manera ininterrumpida una experiencia única en el mundo no solo por su programación artística sino también por su oferta gastronómica. Lo más importante de esta renovación se centra de hecho en la propuesta gastronómica.

Con el fichaje de David García como jefe de cocina, tras el asesoramiento de cocineros como José Luis Estevan (Lágrimas Negras) y de Salvador Brugués (experto mundial en cocina al vacío)  a lo largo de estos últimos años, culmina la evolución gastronómica de Corral de la Morería que contará con dos espacios diferentes dentro del propio local: Restaurante Corral de la Morería, un nuevo restaurante con una propuesta gastronómica muy personal diseñada exclusivamente para cuatro mesas y Restaurante Tablao, espacio actual en el que se encuentra el escenario.

«Camino» estará en cartel durante 5 semanas hasta el sábado 17 de febrero, a excepción del los días 31 de enero y 1, 2 y 3 de febrero.

Entradas a la venta en




c/ Morería, 17 – 28005 Madrid

Tel.: (+34) 913658446 – 913651137 – Fax: (+34) 913641219

Recently opened in Salamanca’s Barrio of Madrid, Santerra is the new project carried on by the young and talented Chef Miguel Carretero and the experienced Alfonso Vega (Premio Nacional de Gastronomía 2009) as Director of the Restaurant.

It’s a kind of a cuisine that comes from the flora and fauna of both Castillas, with its mushrooms, aromatic herbs, garlic and also partridge, rabbit, not forgetting the fishes as the trout and the vegetables from the gardens of Madrid and Toledo.

So that’s the idea: to cook classical dishes but in a modern way, with contemporary techniques and presentations. And that’s exactly what the Chef Miguel Carretro is trying to do through its dishes that reflect his roots and the place where he comes from. It’s an ode to the nature and the simple things which focuses on the importance of the product itself.

 Not one, but two Restaurants

Santerra is built over two floors: the Barra fina de Barrio and El Gastronomico.

Different spaces, different concepts.

Barra Fina de Barrio, is an informal space where you can have a caña accompanied by some tapas such as aceitunas, callos and home made croquetas that are already an hit among the croquetas of Madrid. You can also choose a glass of wine from the wine list on the blackboard that changes day by day.

El Gastronomico is the formal restaurant inspired by a wood that reflects into the decorations, the painting on the wall that remind a real wood, the wooden and stoned chairs and tables, in order to recreate that atmosphere. Even the menu, and it couldn’t be any other way, is conceived by the product of the land.

Tradition, technique and raw materials.

The way in which they treat raw materials is what differentiates this Restaurant.

Bread, olive oil, eggs, etc. Products and Producers: everything that comes to your table is previously chosen and elaborated by Miguel Carretero and Alfonso Vega themselves. Care and diligence in the selection, the accuracy and precision of plating contribute to make every dish unique.


General Info

Medium Price El Gastronómico 45–50 euro

Medium Price La Barra Fina de Barrio 18–22 euro


Address: General Pardiñas 56

Phone Number: +34 914 01 35 80

From Monday to Saturday, 13:30–16:00h and 20:00–23:30



I have always asked myself why there is not a successful italian style food franchisee? We are plenty of food franchising restaurant from all over the world at local, national and international level but there is not a world franchisee for pasta.

The risto-shop formula seems to be the most valuable for this kind of restaurants, because with pasta you are lucky enough to consume a delicious ravioli meal and then buy the same ravioli for you weekly cooking at home.

When the filled pasta is made with the right ingredients, both for the pasta than from the stuffing, the result is always a success. In the best case scenario you just need a little portion of butter with sage and that’s it, easy but effective.

Discovering PastaMito

In PastaMito I had the chance to try the pumpkin ravioli which to me are the real masterpiece, and I love them exactly like written before, butter and sage. This is the pumpkin season and we should enjoy it.

While the pasta is getting ready, if you want to have a real italian dinner made with starter, main course (pasta) and second course which might be fish or meat, you have to try and share 2 or 3 antipasti with your commensals.

I’ve tried the burrata which is an essential starter that with the hot focaccia served with bread makes the perfect match all year long. There are several versions with different toppings, if you like salmon for example that’s a really good option or the tricolor version with cherry tomatoes and pesto. If you like aubergine as I do, well, the melanzane parmigiana is a mandatory choice, because it’s a complex dish to cook that requires a lot of patient.

Pasta Mito was born as a market shop in Mercado Chamartin, famous for the italian nowhere to be found traditional products, like pasta, biscuits, beer, wine and oil.

The opening of the second risto-shop this time in Chamberi is a strategic step forward to let madrid people know a tasty italian restaurant and shop in the most residential and energetic barrio in Madrid.

This new restaurant in calle alburquerque 5 is in a perfect location across calle fuencarral, between Bilbao Metro Station and Quevedo.

The interior are really nice and the service is lovely, especially in helping with the choice of the dishes and the wine selection from every region of Italy.

Per tutti i gusti los dulces de @pastamito ? Tiramisù, crostata, pannacotta y cannoli ? #madridiana

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A special italian meal need to end with the best desserts: cannoli, tiramisù and panacotta are three masterpiece, that again like the antipasti need to be shared.

I wish to PastaMito all the best, especially to become the first pasta franchising in Madrid, than in Spain and for sure of the world.

Pasta Mito Alburquerque



Telefono: 917 825 257

The more I know great Galician Restaurants in Madrid like Lúa, the more I am planning my next vacation in this gourmet land in the north of Spain.
Lúa is not the latest glamourous restaurant launched three weeks ago, it’s an institution both in Madrid and around the world.

What’s the strength of this restaurant?

For sure the degustation menu formula is something that is very characteristic about this place. I think we should also ask for suggestions when we visit a new restaurant and I guess a seasonal tailor made menu by the chef is the greatest advice you could ever receive.
Cocina Gallega 100%, from the ingredients, to the name of the restaurant, Lúa means moon in Gallego, and have been dreamed and realized by chef Manuel Dominguez from more than a decade.
The restaurant became popular in its first location, a tiny space in calle Zurbano, which was specifically thought for the degustation menu, kept the same formula when moving to Paseo Edoardo Dato.

A renovation of the restaurant in 2015 opened a new perspective with the typical Spanish barra, ideal for happy hours or afterwork.
Everyone can try exquisite menu dishes in singular raciones, enjoying a starred tapa without reserving for a menu.

Prizes and specialities

So far so good, Lúa Restaurant can spend its name as the only Galician restaurant outside Galicia than has received a Michelin star, and can also count on dos Repsol suns and two M by Metropoli.
I heard that Manuel Dominguez Pulpo a la Galiciana (el clásico à feira) is the most authentic in Madrid, and I have to say that I totally agree especially because of the typical presentation, the octopus in its simplest form.
A dish that it’s typical from Galicia, but that it’s also so hard to cook and to find such in perfect texture like in Lúa.
This classic version is one of the dishes you can try also at the barra in Lúa.
Another tapa that you can’t miss at Lúa’s barra is the bocado de foie micuit on a pear and queso San Simon empanada. Tremendously good.

Where details matter

From the amazing decoration of the space, to the art of designing a menu based on seasonal and market products from Galicia, every detail matter. I have also appreciate the detail of the wine, with more than 150 different labels you can also try a Galician wine produced only for the restaurant, they have their own label, with a white and a red Ribeiro elaborated with the variety coming from the autochtones artesanal.

Un buen plan para terminar un lunes: brownie con helado de almendras y trufa negra, solo en @restaurante_lua ? #madridiana.

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A special detail I really suggest to try, because as it happen to me, you will rarely forget from this restaurant, is the end the meal with the truffle brownie, which doesn’t me truffle chocolate, but real black truffle layers and mixing flavours with a almond ice cream and a chocolate brownie.
Last but not least, two spaces of the restaurant thatntotally deserve the right attention.
First, you can reserve a big space downstairs at the entrance of the restaurant, with a special menu, which is perfect for example for business dinners, high demanded as I could see by businessmen travelling from the all over the world, reserving with months and weeks of advance.
The second space that is accessible in two different ways, from the kitchen (yes, walking through the kitchen) and from a special entrance, it’s a private space for special occasion. When I saw it my mind hasn’t stop thinking for which occasion a could reserve it, and I am still wondering how I’ll be able to try this experience.

Restaurante Lúa
Paseo Eduardo Dato, 5
Tel. 91 395 28 53 |
Llamadlo como queráis. Lo unico cierto es que el vermut es mucho más que una bebida.
El vermut es un clásico, una tendencia, una costumbre, una tradición. Y desde hace muchos años una de las bebidas más solicitadas a la hora del aperitivo o como siempre se dijo a la hora del vermut.
Siempre hay una historia detrás de cada bebida. Y en el caso del Vermut, según cuenta la historia es a Hipócrates, célebre médico y filósofo de la antigüedad, al que se le atribuye la invención del vermut mientras según la versión moderna se encuentra por primera vez en Italia en 1786 de la mano de Antonio Benedetto Carpano.

Los amantes del vermú ya pueden disfrutar de un nuevo espacio @lahoradelvermut en Retiro ? ¿Te lo vas a perder? #madridiana

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En España, el hábito de tomar vermut se consolida en el siglo XX como una actividad propia de los domingos y que, después de haber perdido terreno en los años 70 y 80, ha vuelto con más fuerza que nunca para quedarse.

La Hora del Vermut en Retiro

La Hora del Vermut no es solo un fenómeno social sino también el nombre del Templo del Vermut en Madrid.
Situado en un Lugar historico como el Mercado de San Miguel, acaba de inaugurar las puertas de su primer local en el barrio de Retiro con un espacio que agrupa más de 80 referencias de vermut procedentes de toda España, y no solo. Un lugar ideal para un aperitivo, e incluso para comer de picoteo, y disfrutar con los amigos y la familia del momento más esperado del día.
El vermut es una bebida que se puede tomar de muchas maneras diferentes: de grifo, embotellado o con sifón, con o sin un rodaja de limón o de naranja, pero siempre acompañado de una buena tapa.
Es amplia la variedad de maridaje con los que se puede tomar un vermut y esta es la propuesta de la cata que hemos ido a probar.

Un Vermut Tradicional con una gilda de boquerón, huevo de codorniz, piparra vasca, pimiento rojo y aceituna manzanilla y negra.
Un Vermut Sherry con un montado de salmón, yogur y miel.
Un Vermutinto acompañado por nisperos con torta de quesos y anchoas.
Un Vermut Sidra con un montado de brandada y queso brie.
Larga vida al vermut y a La Hora del Vermut!
Horarios: desde las 12:00 del mediodía hasta las 23:00 horas
Dirección: C/Fernán González nº 48 Metro Ibiza





Japanese restaurants in Madrid are our second vital food after pizza, every season, no stop, winter, summer, we don’t care. Pretending to be more soupy in winter and more freshy in summer, but we can’t live with our dose of avocado and salmon combo, in a maki, uramaki, temaki or on a well done nigiri.

Every restaurant has it’s differences and characteristic features. Read your “The 10 best japanese restaurants in Madrid” to discover which are our favourite and share yours with us, we would love to know more and more restaurants in town.

[Note: this is not a chart but a list, we love them all equally.]

1) Not an ordinary Japanese Restaurant: Sr. Ito

We already wrote about Sr. Ito in the best restaurants of Chueca, because we really love this place. Here we are in Calle Pelayo, it’s such a nice street that it is good to have a pleasant excuse like dining in Sr. Ito for walking almost until Alonso Martinez. This is not the typical japanese restaurant, if you are a all you can eat sushi consumer, this is not your place. Sr. Ito in Chueca is the place for beauty lovers and slow life living. The decoration is incredible, we talk a lot about this place in dedicated article where you can see all the dishes, especially the cake, impressive.

Sr. Ito – Calle Pelayo, 60, 28004 Madrid – Tel. 910 81 66 15

2) The Japanese guru: Janatomo

Domingo de BBQ, domingo en familiar, domingo en con las única barbacos japonesas, las yakinikus en mesa y sin humos.

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I guess you already know how much we love Calle Reina, and don’t really understand why it’s not mentioned as other really hype calle like Ponzano for example. If you have ever stepped into calle Reina we are quite sure you have seen the red windows of Janatomo and felt in Tokyo for a few seconds. Janatomo means “friends of the flowers” and really represent with strong feature the true japanese culture. It’s Japanese barbecue is an exclusivity in Madrid, it’s called yakiniku and it’s even a  European exclusive, because Janatomo is the only one with the bbq included in the table.

Restaurante Janatomo – Calle Reina, 27, 28004 Madrid – Tel. 915 21 55 66

3) Taberna Japonesa: A japanese Kirikata

When you are a great fun of the Arzabal boys, Álvaro Castellanos and Iván Morales, you can’t mention they’re japanese in the list of the best nipponic restaurants in the city, especially because it’s an innovative concept. The quality of food and the freshness of the ingredients it’s a religion for this restaurant, that takes its name from a japanese technique of cutting the sashimi. The cocktails are as well protagonist of the meal with a special menu and a complete selection of the best spirits.

A Japanese Kirikata – Calle de Antonio Acuña, 19, 28009 Madrid – Tel. 914 35 88 29

4) When marketing matters: Yakuza

The Goiko Marketing team is the benchmark in food marketing in Madrid with their no stop contest and pop contents. Yakuza is the japanese restaurant of the Goiko team. Another time Venezuelan in Madrid knows how launch successful restaurants. Their sushi is outstanding, with a touch of creative madness, like for the sushi pizza, or the “El Malandro”. The menu is super cool as the restaurant and the whole concept.

Yazuka – Calle de María de Molina, 16, 28006 Madrid – Tel. 910 60 94 58

5) Sushi bites: Riko

If you love mexican food why of handling a burrito, and the freshness of a temaki, you can find the fusion of this two cultures at Riko, with the giant sushi tacos. The crabs one are massive and super crunchy with an incredible texture. I really loved them, and the bowls are incredible too, a sort of japanese cirashi but with more ingredients. I haven’t been to restaurant so far, but ordered for delivery but I guess the atmosphere will be as cool as their innovative giant rolls.

Riko Fancy Bites – Calle Fernando VI, 21, 28004 Madrid – Tel. 910 80 28 48

6) Tropics meet Japan: Zaperoco

In Italy the trend of japanese food mixed with south american food, especially brazilian, the real food trend of the last two years.

When I heard about Zapercoco and it’s concept I needed to try it. The restaurant is a design gem, relaxed and super chic and the brazilian concept. I was used to have cocktails pairing with my favourite uramaki and it was totally satisfying at Zaperoco too.

Zaperoco – Calle de Velázquez, 102, 28006 Madrid – Tel. 914 10 94 09

7) The supermarket of sushi: Nigiri

This time the kitchen is not just open it’s a shop window sushi man working. Try the ceviche and the triangular onighiri ? #madriDiana

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We all have stopped in calle fuencarral to see the sushiman preparing sushi in the shop window of Nigiri. In many other countries you can find a lot of takeaway food offered already prepared in fridges like in supermarket. Nigiri does this in the very center of Madrid, with different restaurants in high street location. You choose, pick the box, pay and then take away or eat there, because there are also spacious tables. I am in love with the ceviche and the matcha green tea.

Nigiri – Calle de Fuencarral, 91, 28004 Madrid – Tel. 910 29 67 95

8) Learn how to make sushi: Kappo

La cantidad de wasabi y de soja la decide el itamae, añadir más cantidad por el comensal es una ofensa para el chef #kappomadrid

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The best restaurants are the one selling not only a menu but most of all an experience, something unique.

Probably there is nothing more interesting that learning how to make food, and japanese food has always been a mystery, so that the Kappo courses with chef Mario Payán are perfect for principiants.

Restaurante Kappo – Calle de Breton de los Herreros, 54, 28003 Madrid – Tel. 910 42 00 66

9) Korea has never been so close: Maru Korean Food

Korean restaurant Maru is an exception in this post, but just because mixing japanese and korean cuisine is a genius idea. Kimchi and sushi are best friends when you reserve a table in calle Reina at Maru.

For sure their maki won’t make you regret a classic japanese restaurant, and the bim bim bap. Not to mention their business lunch, really convenient and complete, because you can even get the dessert included and their mango mousse it’s something legendary.

Maru – Calle Reina, 37, 28004 Madrid915 23 95 31

10) Friendly spam delivery sushi: Chic Sushi

Chic para mí, chic para ti, claro que sí, guapi ? Yellow uramaki from @chicsushi ? #madridiana

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Let’s be honest. We all hate the spam and the adv in our mailboxes, but once in my life I found a useful adv and it was Chic Sushi. Well done guys! Because I guess you all have received that pink paper, and I am telling you that it worth a try. The menu are super convenient and really complete, in some cases even too much. I loved also the yellow maki in the picture, to me one of my favourite food picture ever.

Chic Sushi – Calle Cab allero de Gracia, 12, 28013 Madrid – Tel. 910 55 18 01

cerveza nómada

Otro mes, otra selección de cervezas artesanas llegada en tu hogar gracias a Hop in The Box. Este més vamos a hablar de cerveza nómada (gitana).

¿Que es una cerveza nómada?

Como tuvimos ocasión de contar anteriormente en uno de nuestros articulos, una cervecería gitana o cerveceros gitanos no tienen equipo e instalaciones propias. Operan de forma temporal o itinerante, alquilando las instalaciones de otras cervecería, generalmente haciendo cervezas para ocasiones especiales y que no volverán a repetir su fabricación.

¿Por que una cerveza nómada?

El coste de la cerveza nómada, sobre todo, que es al mismo tiempo una de las ventajas y desventajas de este negocio.

El coste es una desventaja por que se pierde parte del margen ya que hay que pagar el sueldo de los dueños de la fabrica y esto tambièn es otro aspecto que hay que tener en cuenta. El hecho de trabajar en casa de otros ofrece, por un lado, la posibilidad de poder contar con el ayuda de los titulares de las instalaciones, y por el otro pero, no permite controlar el estado del producto. Obviamente, no es lo mismo hacer la cerveza como uno quiera, cuando quiera y como quiera.

cerveza nómada

El coste es una ventaja por que montar una cerveceria propria podría costar mucho. El equipo, por ejemplo, es uno de los factores relevantes y que, además desarolla un papel importante en el proceso de aprendizaje, ya que el uso de instalaciones de otras cerveceras permite conocer otros estilos y tecnicas distintas y sobre todo en la elección del equipo a la hora de montar tu propria cervecería, por el hecho de haber trabajado con maquinaria diferentes.

Y luego hay otros muchos más, algunos también argumentan que una vez que uno abre una cervecería, nunca consigue crear más y se pasa la mayor parte del tiempo preocupandose de todo lo que está relacionado con la cerveceria menos la cerveza.

Al fin y al cabo, se trata de hacer cerveza nómada, no de hacer cuentas.

Todos hablan de cerveza nómada

La marca de referencia de España, el grupo Mahou Saint Miguel, está enteresandose mucho de cerveza artesanal y nomada, despues de mucho tiempo en que las grandes cerveceras eran puristas no querían oír hablar de un nuevo segmento de mercado que iba captando clientes más allá de las tradicionales cañas y tercios. Los consumidores de cerveza nómada capaz de pagar más por sus bebidas favorida experimentan con productos de sabores y aromas diversos.

No solo Mahou està enteresandose de cerveza nómada, ya ha comprado el 40% de la homónima marca Nómada.

The Flying Dutchman NoMad Brewing

cerveza nómada

Hop in The Box ha descubierto una gran cerveza. Diseñada y desarollada por Ronald de Waal, un holandés que vive en Finlandia, esta cerveza nómada se elabora en Bélgica y es considerata por muchos como una de las abanderadas del movimiento de la cerveza nómada artesanal en Europa.

Esta asombrosa mezcla de culturas da como resultado cervezas extremamente equilibradas, siempre con un toque de creatividad, tanto en el desarollo de recetas únicas de estilo tradicionales como en el diseño de las etiquetas en las botellas.

La selección presenta una American Amber Ale madurada en una cama de flores de Jamaica (hibisco), una White IPA con un acentuado sabor a lúpulo y dos ganadoras del World Beer Awards (WBA) 2016: More Complicated Than Your Girlfriend Stout (mejor Stout de Bélgica) y Tree Hugging Wood Chopping Mother Nature Loving IPA (Mejor IPA de Bélgica).

cerveza nómada

Algunas personas dicen que las cervezas se empiezan disfrutando por los ojos, y esta regla se confirma ciertamente en esta ocasión, cuando miras las fantasticas etiquetas también galardonadas en el WBA ‘16.

Seguramente una de las mejores caja de simpre, Hop In The Box nos ha encantado con esta selección de Julio.

el soto de monico

Last month we had the chance to write about Casa Monico.

Casa Monico is a relaxed place to escape from the city without going out of it, a privileged place, surrounded by a 3,000 hectares english garden, for those who are looking for a different site where celebrate a special occasion.

It was born by the idea of Carlos Albert, son of the marqueses de Alhucemas, who remain fascinated by Dalmonico’ restaurant in New York, credited with being the first American restaurant to allow patrons to order from a menu à la carte, unlike the restaurants of that epoch.

A tailor made service and a constant innovation in gastronomic experiences have turned Casa Mónico, after 77 years, into a leader of its sector.

A New Phase

el soto de monico

On 29th June 2017, after almost eight decades of existence, Mónico renewed Casa Monico by adding El Soto de Monico, without giving up the spirit the founder put in its work.

This new phase that inaugurates El Soto de Mónico maintains the mark that identifies the origin of the brand: the excellent gastronomy and the excellence in details.

•Ceviche de Lima• #Monico #bodas #eventos #cateringmadrid #ceviche #instafood

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Monico’s cuisine, mediterranean style made from fresh and high quality raw materials, a personalized and made-to-measure menu, the whole organization, from the bakery to the towels, are always pleasant experiences for the attendees, that’s why those two offers are also part of the incredible activities that can be designed and developed in such an amazing location.

It comes El Soto de Mónico

el soto de monico

El Soto del Monico is the new finca of the group, located in a unique setting at the foot of the river Henares and surrounded by a field of pistachios and beautiful mediterraneans gardens.

El Soto has been designed by the landscape architect Fernando Martos, who has developed an impressive design selecting fruit trees in accordance with the environment.

Atardeceres mágicos en #ElSotodeMonico ✨ #bodas #eventos #lugaresmagicos #magical #fincasmadrid #instantaneaytomaprimera

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It is worth noting the breathtaking views of an extensive and original pistachio field and a nice pond where you can hold small events and avery kind of events.

The main element of the garden is an esplanade of grass, which integrates in the landscape thanks to the water that surrounds it And that seeks to contribute not only a perfect visual composition, but also freshness to the environment.

It’s an incredible venue, looks like a postcard.

More Information: El Soto de Mónico

casa monico finca madrid

I would never have imagined to find near Madrid a place like that. I didn’t have any idea that not so far from Madrid city centre I could have found such a special place like Casa Mónico.

Casa Mónico is a spectacular Herrerian style manor was built in 1946 by Secundino Zuazo, precisely located in a garden of more than 30.000 km, with a capacity of 600 people seated or 800 hundred standing, recently renewed to became the greatest location for fairytale events in Madrid.

casa monico finca madrid

In Casa Mónico the ancient meets the modern, the restoration has kept all the precious architecture and style of the original design, the idea in fact was to give a refresh without losing the iconic structure design.

Every place tells a story, and I love to write down story, especially when the protagonist is an historical location like Casa Mónico, where we’ll all be celebrating marriages and parties, this summer and for all the following seasons.

So, what’s the story behind Casa Mónico?

casa monico finca madrid

The story of Casa Mónico begins in the United States of America, with Carlos Albert, the son of the marqueses de Alhucemas, travelling to New York in 1940. He was so fascinated by one of the first luxury restaurants of United States credited with being the first American restaurant to allow patrons to order from a menu à la carte, unlike the restaurants of that epoch, it’s name was Dalmonico.

Evidently Mr. Carlos Albert wanted to honour this innovative american restaurant by opening his own version with the name inspired to that first mover and subsequently Casa Mónico.

Many things have changed in 77 years of restaurant, catering and event business, but the spirit that the founder put in its work as always been the same, innovating and never settling.

casa monico finca madrid

Without any doubts this location is a privileged place for those who are looking for a different site where celebrate a special occasion. With versatile spaces according to the needs of every event it has been one of the first fincas of Madrid dedicated to the celebrations of events.

It offer a personalized and made-to-measure menus for every kind of guest, because along the years they have built a network of professionals that represent the best of for every production, not only referring to food, but to the whole organization, from the bakery to the towels.

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This very special tailor made service is even much more personalized if you considered all the types of events that can be held in Casa Mónico. Starting from the classic catering to original presentations, where the staff can show their best creativity skills, with entertainment for example, this chameleonic space can be transformed in many ways.

Catas and show cooking where food and drinks are protagonists are always pleasant experiences for the attendees, that’s why those two offers are also part of the incredible activities that can be designed and developed in such an amazing location.

The fact that it is so close to Madrid is making Casa Mónico well known for being the ultimate relaxed place to escape from the city without going out of it.

In this place is really possible to relax and recharge, so that we have written down five reasons why you should visit and revisit Casa Mónico:

  1. The location. A peaceful place surrounded by nature a few steps away from Madrid city center
  2. The combination. A perfect mix of tradition and innovation
  3. The quality. Selecting the best professionals for each service and production.
  4. The offer. They do not offer only the classic event setting, the possibilities are infinite.
  5. The experience. They can combine all those factors because of the experience. Every event is unique at Casa Mónico.

I got a tiny part of it, in the form of rasberry jam and tea, so that I can sip my morning breakfest dreaming about this wonderful place.

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More information: Casa Mónico.

Location: Km 9.5 on the La Coruña Highway A-6


The brunch at MEAT is like THE BRUNCH with bold capitals letters in Madrid.

If you know Meat for its burgers or cocktails, or just because you hang out in Alonso Martinez and for sure you’ve seen the space, well, you might not be surprised but this blog post, because we are talking about an institution for Saturdays and Sundays.

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To be honest, I am not the biggest brunch fan in general, as a concept, because a lot of time you find buffet or fixed menu and you can’t choose.

Of course if you are reading this is because in MEAT let you choose exactly what you want to eat and combine everything. You can choose a sweet brunch or a tasty one, or a mix of the two, it’s up to you.

And what is even better is that when you are undecided between the burgers and the avocado toast you can share it with friends, because this place is amazing for a date but also for a friendly relaxed brunch with your mates.

What I loved about MEAT is their focus on a high quality burger, they opened two years ago with this idea of a mono product restaurant with cool music, atmosphere and great cocktails.

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The quality is guaranteed not only by the meat which is their mission, offering a selected beef from Sierra de Madrid and just adding salt and black pepper, less is more I would say, and the bread is custom made exclusively for them.

I have a pending «The 10 best burgers in Madrid» list and MEAT has for sure deserved a place a in that list.

The brunch is more recent, since 9 months, with a very simple but effective menu, guaranteeing fresh and quality products.

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The founders Guillermo Ramos Albritton, José Luis Martín de Bustamante y Gabriel Santaeulalia Yarte, have travelled a lot before opening the successful MEAT in Madrid, thinking about a place to be friendly and well integrated in the barrio, living a sort of slaughterhouse experience with many elements taken from a real Spanish Matadero.

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As mentioned before there is also a strong component of amazing cocktails, I’ve always knew MEAT as a cocktail bar, and tried the cocktails before the brunch, hanging out in Alonso Martinez.

The atmosphere at night is really cool, the barra is incredible, but the real thing is to try the cocktails with the brunch, pairing avocado toast with gin.

You can’t end a real brunch with something sweet, and relax with a dessert. This chocolate cake is really impressive, so good, probably the best I’ve ever tried in my life, you need to share is because the portion is huge but worth the calories.

More information: MEAT.