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Seafood tastes better in the summer

By | 28 July, 2017 | 0 comments

There aren’t many foods as refreshing and delicious as crab or prawns accompanied by a cold glass of wine. They say that Madrid is the biggest port in Spain despite not being by the sea and fish and seafood enthusiasts are quite right, since the Spanish capital is the home to the biggest fish market in the world after the one in Tokyo. For this reason, it comes as no surprise that some of the best seafood restaurants in Spain are located in the heart of the Iberian Peninsula. Here are some of the best suggestions so you can enjoy a fantastic selection of fish and seafood.

The king of the low-cost seafood platter is, without doubt, Ribeira do Miño, on Calle Santa Brígida, 1, in the Malasaña district. The goose barnacles, crayfish, crab and shrimps pile up in great numbers on metallic trays, as unpretentious as is the pleasure of the guest’s taste buds. They also offer seafood platters to take away at great prices, such as a platter for two people for just 40€.

If you don’t mind paying a bit of money, we recommend a seafood temple located in one of Madrid’s most exclusive areas. El Pescador, on Calle Ortega y Gasset, 75, is a restaurant with the peculiarity of belonging to the Pescaderías Coruñesas group one of the most exquisite fish and seafood retailers in the Spanish capital. El Pescador has tables for a formal meal and a bar for a quick bite to eat which can be a half dozen oysters and an overflowing tapa of shrimp or its legendary scarlet shrimps.

Oysters are also queens of the sea and if you would like to enjoy a selection of them from around the world in a restaurant with a terrace for when the weather is nice, drop by Ostradivarius, on Calle Goya, 82.

¡A disfrutar!

Categories: Madrid Restaurantes