I’ve always thought that the hardest kind of restaurant to advise is the fish restaurant, because it’s difficult to make sure that you will always find fresh fish, coquillage, that can be cooked in several ways, but even in the most simple ways, fried or grilled.
Where you can find a great pescado restaurant in Madrid?
Now that I’ve been to Circulo Marisqueria I have finally answered to this question related to Madrid fish restaurants.
Starting from the open air kitchen where you can see how they the chefs deal with a 2.000 meters restaurants, to the smiling faces of the clients, and the impressive quality of the fish market, you can definitely state that this is the Marisco paradise in Madrid.
The space is really curated, with many different areas and terraces, open all year long, serving caňas from midday to late night.
There are also lots of events, and the restaurant is great both for a quick tapa than for a full course menu.
I’ve been in particular to a special event, which is well known in Circulo Marisqueria, and in June will see the last happening of the season, starting again in September.
It’s the maridaje night.
Every third Thursday of the month it’s all about pairing, that can be either with beer or wine. The menu and the wines are decided together between Circulo chefs and the producers, it’s different and specific everytime.
It’s an occasion to try all stars wines paired with the best pescado in Madrid, from the starter to the dessert.
And it is not an event for wine masters, everyone can participate and learn something about the wines or beer present in each Thursday night.
This experience is called #CirculoClubDay which is a great way to get to know this hidden gem outside the center of Madrid, for a really affordable price, just 30€ for the whole wine degustation and food portions, which are normal portions, not tiny tapas or half glasses of wine. Next one will the on the 15th of June.
I was at the Circulo Club Day number 14, so more than one years of success for this monthly format rendez vous, and had the chance to try Bodegas Muga wines, which is a well known brand in Spain for excellent productions of wines plus japanese Nikka Whisky for the dessert.
Yesterday night at @circulomarisqueria we had a blast ?? The place is amazing, we also entered the kitchen and it was incredible to see how many crabs they prepare in one night ? We really felt the Madrileños vibe, relaxed and cheerful ? Definitely the place to be for fish lovers and the maridaje event is so interesting, got the chance to try @bodegasmugas wines and the Japanese @nikkawhiskeyeu ? in the blog #madridiana
Just to give you an idea of the success and professionality of this restaurant that opened just two years ago and why you should consider to try it asap, these are some numbers:
- 370.000 people served in two years
- 60.000 liters of beer served in 2016
- 13.000 portions of octopus
- More than 4.500 portions of mussels in 2016
- More than 4.000 portions of fried fish in 2016
- More than 10.200 oyster units in 2016
- 47 employees working every day.
More information: Marisquería Círculo
C/ Oliva de Plasencia, 1, (C.C. San Ignacio)
28044, Madrid | Tel: 91 73 70 421