Tel: 913 199 457
Concierge.com's insider take:
A gastropub from one of Madrid's top chefs and its most famous barman would seem like a good idea—or at least that's what chef Sergi Arola and Diego Cabrera thought when they opened Le Cabrera in early 2010. One year down the road, egos clashed and the two parted company. Arola is no longer involved, but his menu remains, as does the general concept and popularity of La Cabrera. Set in Barrio Justicia in what is fast becoming the hippest neighborhood in Madrid, this modernist local haunt is decorated with a strange mix of cocktail paraphernalia, goat skulls (cabra means goat), plaid sofas, and an illuminated onyx bar. The food, served upstairs, includes a selection of reimagined tapas and international standards such as clam chowder, Caesar salad, and fresh pasta with calamari. Downstairs is the cocktail lounge, where waiters dressed in blazers and straw hats by trendy Spanish clothier El Ganso lend the place an old Havana vibe. Try one of Cabrera's fruit-driven cocktails, such as Greck Citrics (vodka, lemon juice, pineapple juice, cucumber, and spearmint).—Guy Fiorita
Open Mondays through Fridays 4 pm to 2 am, Saturdays 4 pm to 2:30 am.