What better way to combat the Winter blues than to enjoy some succulent prawns with a well-rounded glass of wine, or beer? For the month of February, Circulo Marisqueria is celebrating all things gambas. This gastro-event will give you a chance to choose from 4 dishes with 2 glasses of wine or beer, for a very affordable price. From ‘Gambas al ajillo’ (prawns in an aromatic garlic butter), to ‘Ensaladilla de gambas’ (juicy prawns on a bed of creamy potato salad), there’s something for everyone to enjoy. This restaurant should be on your things to do in Madrid this February.
For those not tempted by the fish, they offer the usual Madrid restaurant staples, Jamon Iberico and a variety of cheeses, alongside a tapas menu. Highlights include succulent Pulpo (octopus) and Boquerones fritos (crispy fried anchovies). Don’t forget that they also offer a takeaway service so you can get the freshness sent right to your doorstep!
There are many restaurants in Madrid that serve seafood but it’s clear to see that it is a real passion here. High quality, fresh and accessible food is at the heart of the team’s ethos. Not far from the city centre (only 10 minutes on a train from Atocha or Embajadores) and still in zone A, the price is very competitive for such dishes. Weather permitting, there is a choice of 4 different terraces to dine on, a bar area, or a more intimate, cosy lounge where you can reserve in advance. Ideal for special occasions or just a Friday night catch-up with friends. No doubt, you already see this place as the ‘alternative things to do in Madrid away from the centre’ option!
It’s a few special touches that make Circulo Marisqueria shine above other restaurants in Madrid. They have their own branded bottles of water available to drink, which is filtered and mineralised on the premises. There is the option to have your crusty bread accompaniment gluten-free, which is a must for mopping up all of the delicious juices left on the plate. The staff are warm and welcoming, creating a relaxing atmosphere which is bound to make a long-term customer of you.
Make sure you have room after all of that seafood to try their refreshing homemade ice-cream. Light and whipped with a hint of cinnamon, it’s a welcome treat to end a tasty meal. I couldn’t get enough of the stuff!
Every 3rd Thursday of the month, there is the chance to try 5 dishes accompanied with 5 matching wines (chosen by the in-house sommelier, all for €30). If the weekend is more your style, every 4th Friday of the month, there is live music from 11:00pm. A great chance to wipe off your dancing shoes and have an excuse to go back for round two of that ice-cream. What are you waiting for? Your things to do in Madrid list just got enhanced!
Address: C.C. San Ignacio de Loyola, Calle de Oliva de Plasencia, 1, 28044 Madrid
Number: 917 37 04 21
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