Food and drink by neighborhood in Madrid: Malasaña

Food and drink by neighborhood in Madrid: Malasaña

If you are planning to learn Spanish in Spain, you need to know a few things about each neighborhood in Madrid.


We asked several of the La Aventura Española students their favorite food and drink spots in neighborhood Malasaña. Barrio Malasaña is a trendy, lively part of Madrid’s city centre. Malasaña district is situated North of Gran Via, on streets between Fuencarral, San Bernardo and del Pez which cluster around Malasaña’s most extensively social square, Plaza Dos de Mayo. The most central Metro is Tribunal (L1 & 10). These are the locations that our LAE Madrid students recommend!

La Cocina de Mi Vecina

Corredera Alta de San Pablo, 15
Specialty: Cakes. Save room for desert and visit La Cocina de Mi Vecina after any meal!

Zombie bar

Calle del Pez, 7
Metro: Noviciado
Specialty: We hear it has DELICIOUS hamburgers! And the menu of the day that will only run you about 10 euros.


Calle San Andrés, 1
Metro:Tribunal- Noviciado
Specialty: Madrid may have no beach but ask to be in the basement and you are magically transported to a sandy beach linked with pillows and tables on the floor.

Circo de tapas

Calle Corredera Baja de San Pablo, 21
Metro: Callao- Gran Via
Specialty: Great for a calm Mediterranean feel while having a variety of tapa options.


Calle Corredera Baja de San Pablo, 12
Metro: Callao- Gran Via
Specialty:For a home-like feel and great meet up point for friends to chat over a drink or fresh Spanish menu.

El Cambalache

Calle del Espíritu Santo, 28
Metro: Tribunal- Noviciado- San Bernardo
Specialty: This little treasure is known to be a small pizzeria with large pizza portions.


Calle San Vicente Ferrer, 51
Metro: Noviciado
Specialty: If you are looking for an authentic American style brunch, look no further! They offer brunch 3 times a week with mimosa drink specials.

Toma Cafe

Calle Palma, 49
Metro: Noviciado- Tribunal
Specialty: Fresh coffees and espressos. Great for a quick pick me up or meeting spot to catch up with friends.

Ribeira do Miño

Calle Santa Brígida, 1
Metro: Tribunal – Gran Vía- Chueca
Specialty: This seafood delight brings the north of Spain to Madrid. It’s Galician style food with immediately transport you to the seas of the north.

Ocean Rock bar

Calle San Vicente Ferrer, 27
Metro: Tribunal
Speciality: for those looking for a cheap drink and lots of sports!

Lolina Vintage Café

Calle Espíritu Santo, 9
Metro: Tribunal
Speciality: A vintage café in a cosy doll’s house atmosphere. The perfect place for a tea, or after all why not a cocktail?

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