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Madrid - Around Town : Salamanca and Recoletos (part 3) - Fashion Shops, Tabernas, Bars and Cafés

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Fashion Shops

  1. Adolfo Domínguez

    Showcasing the collections of one of Spain’s leading designers, famous for elegant understatement. No.18 specializes in casual clothes, including jeans.

    • Calle de Serrano 18 & 96

    Adolfo Domínguez
  2. Ágatha Ruíz de la Prada

    Men and women’s fashions by one of the country’s most original designers, noted for her daring use of colour. Her name can also be found on the accessories, stationery and household goods sold here.

    • Calle de Serrano 27

    Agatha Ruíz de la Prada
  3. Purificación García

    The minimalist layout of the store is the perfect backdrop for the Spanish designer’s sleek men’s and women’s clothing. Good range of accessories.

    • Calle de Serrano 28 & 92

  4. Loewe

    Loewe may not sound Spanish, but is in fact one of Spain’s longest established names – the first Madrid store opened in 1846. Renowned for accessories, especially leather.

    • Calle de Serrano 26 & 34

  5. Roberto Verino

    Men’s and women’s fashions and accessories by another of Spain’s flagship designers. Claims to cater for confident women who know what they want to wear.

    • Calle de Serrano 33

  6. Angel Schlesser

    Like Roberto Verino, Spanish designer Angel Schlesser was labelled “dissident” but has now moved into the mainstream with his distinctive style of clothes and accessories for men and women. Trademarks include low­key colours and attention to detail.

    • Calle de don Ramón de la Cruz 2

  7. The Tie Gallery

    Small shop dealing exclusively in Italian-designed silk ties made in Spain. Good range of colours and styles.

    • Calle Lagasca 67

  8. Elena Benarroch

    Located in Madrid’s most exclusive shopping street, this enormous store specializes in furs. If fur doesn’t appeal, Benarroch also retails Jil Sander fashions and hats by Philip Treacy.

    • Calle Lagasca 88

  9. Cristina Castañer

    Espadrilles are not usually associated with high fashion, but this Spanish designer has turned them into an art form. All colours and styles from casual to evening wear.

    • Calle de Claudio Coello 51

  10. Antonio Pernas

    Beautifully tailored men’s and women’s wear (suits, winter coats etc.) in a traditional vein, using the best fabrics.

    • Calle de Claudio Coello 46

Tabernas, Bars and Cafés

  1. Tasca La Farmacia

    This former pharmacy has attractive azulejo tile decoration. The house speciality is bacalao (cod) prepared in many different ways .

    • Calle de Diego de León 9

    • 91 564 8652

    • Closed Sun, mid-Jul–mid-Aug

    Tasca La Farmacia
  2. Taberna Ultreya

    Long tapas menu from the north of Spain, covering the various cuisines that form “the road to Santiago”, plus excellent Spanish wines from this area.

    • Calle de General Pardiñas 26

    • Metro Príncipe de Vergara

    • 91 578 23 70

  3. José Luís

    Attracts a loyal clientele for its tapas, said to be among the best in the city the tortilla is heavenly.

    • Calle de Serrano 89

    • 91 563 0958

    José Luís
  4. Taberna La Daniela

    Traditional azulejo-decorated taberna with a tempting tapas selection or try the three-course cocido (Madrid stew).

    • Calle de General Pardiñas 21

    • Metro Príncipe de Vergara

    • 91 575 23 29

  5. El Rincón de Goya

    Decorated with scenes of old Madrid, this popular local serves standards such as the Madrid stew cocido.

    • Calle de Lagasca 46

    • 91 576 38 89

  6. El Espejo

    You can choose between the main restaurant or the elegant terrace and conservatory. The terrace only serves a set-menu or tapas, and a pianist will serenade you during the summer.

    • Paseo de Recoletos 31

    • 91 319 1122

    • Closed 24 Dec

  7. Estay

    A bar with a touch of sophistication, not least in its selection of imaginatively prepared tapas such as French toast with apple compote. The desserts are to die for.

    • Calle de Hermosilla 46

    • 91 578 0470

    • Closed Sun

  8. O’Caldiño

    This classic tapas bar serves delicious seafood in an elegant setting.

    • Calle Lagasca 74

    • 91 577 1448

    • Closed Aug

  9. Mallorca

    This branch of the popular Mallorca chain serves canapés, quiche and other delicious savoury pastries.

    • Calle de Serrano 6, Velázquez 59

    • 91 431 9909

  10. Ramsés

    The super-stylish main restaurant at Ramsés serves an eclectic mix of international dishes.

    • Plaza de la Independencia 4

    • 91 435 9566

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