Located in the heart of the Malasaña neighbourhood, Casa Macareno opened its doors in 1920. We are reminded of this by the tiles that cover the walls throughout the premises.
It is a living history of the most traditional Madrid that is still preserved in a menu based on renovated classics that have made this tavern a reference point in the neighbourhood. Inside we find a bar, marble floors, strings of garlic, peppers and chorizo hanging, a blackboard mirror announcing the specialities and dishes on the walls painted by the ceramist Nuria Blanco. The interior is divided into three spaces: the entrance with the counter, a small room for snacking on the right and a dining room inside with twelve small tables that fill up at the speed of light.
Inside we find a bar, marble floors, strings of garlic, peppers and chorizo hanging, a blackboard mirror announcing the specialities and dishes on the walls painted by the ceramist Nuria Blanco.
On the menu we find bar essentials such as cured meats, cheese boards, top of the range preserves, and other typical vermouth time delicacies such as boquerones en vinagre with homemade potato chips, anchovies or sardines with tomato feo. There is also no shortage of tavern classics, such as creamy Iberian ham croquettes with truffle, Macareno salad with tuna, scrambled eggs with garlic prawns and patatas bravas. The masterful twist comes in their Gourmet, Oven and Grill sections, where we find false prawn risotto with tuna shavings, baby squid with shallots, vermouth and pumpkin, and Iberian cheeks with Pedro Ximénez. Everything can be washed down with beer, vermouth on tap and delicious wines.