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Not sure about late dinners? [Restaurants near Madrid Palace Westin]

Old Sep 25, 18, 9:01 am
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Not sure about late dinners? [Restaurants near Madrid Palace Westin]

I am looking for suggestions for restaurants near this hotel or near the Prado. We like anything but would love a view. Any thoughts? Thank you.
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Old Sep 25, 18, 10:03 am
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I am looking for suggestions for restaurants near this hotel or near the Prado. We like anything but would love a view. Any thoughts? Thank you.
No view, but fabulous food and approximately a five minutes walk from the hotel.

TriCiclo (Michelin listing) is my favorite restaurant in Madrid.

If you're looking for more traditional fare, try LA CASTELA (Michelin listing). It is about a mile and a half from the hotel on the other side of Parque de El Retiro, about a ten minutes cab ride or a half hour walk.

Reservations are a must at both.
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Old Sep 29, 18, 11:51 am
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While not great food, there are two stands in Retiro park next to the water, Las Estatuas and Bar Mirador . Spectacular views and people watching.
We were there in January with light coats, so anytime is a good time there.
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Old Oct 1, 18, 2:58 pm
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Not sure about late dinners?

I am not a fan of eating late dinners but I understand that Spain likes to do this. Are there suggested places to go an get tapas for dinner. We are staying near the Prado. Thank you.
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Old Oct 1, 18, 3:44 pm
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Is your question about timing, or about good places for tapas?
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Old Oct 1, 18, 3:56 pm
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Yes. Good tapas places. A view perhaps!
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Old Oct 1, 18, 6:44 pm
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Originally Posted by mphall View Post
I am not a fan of eating late dinners but I understand that Spain likes to do this. Are there suggested places to go an get tapas for dinner. We are staying near the Prado. Thank you.
You'll be just a few blocks from the Plaza de Santa Ana. Great for people watching from outdoor restaurants flanking the square, with food any time of day. A guaranteed delight.
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Old Oct 2, 18, 2:26 am
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IME, most of the restaurants that cater to tourists are either open from 12PM-12AM or from 12PM-3PM/6PM-12AM. The better restaurants are usually open for 8PM-1AM, this includes the tapas joints as well.
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There are a couple of nice ones in Calle Jesus (close to the Westin Palace hotel).
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Going anywhere early guarantees you will be dining exclusively with other tourists, and mostly American ones.
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Old Oct 10, 18, 12:23 pm
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Spaniards seldom have dinner before 9pm, and even 10pm is on the early side for some. (but, the next morning they do not have a big, hearty American breakfast....instead, usually just a quick coffee and croissant)
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