Nothing better than waking up on a Sunday morning, having breakfast in bed and chilling out with your newspaper. Yesterday you were a good boy/girl and came home early after a beer with some friends. Now it’s time to treat yourself to a snack and some good seafood, but it’s the end of the month, and the pockets are on empty.. Do not despair, because if you if you look hard enough you can find pocket-friendly options. El Boqueron is located on Valencia street number 14, in the neighborhood of Lavapies. It’s no secret that this neighborhood is increasingly the culinary forefront with the continuous opening of cafés and restaurants, but this “gentlemen’s bar” has been open since 1949. Blending seamlessly with an eclectic atmosphere that attracts the masses every weekend at cocktail hour … and at lunch … and at dinner. Pedro Andrés Simon welcomes you from behind the bar offering shrimp scampi, velvet crabs, barnacles and oysters from Galicia with prices ranging from 2.50 to 12 euros. The shrimp and anchovies are the best sellers but the oysters are almost impossible to find in Madrid’s bars so they have become the neighborhood favorite. Barnacles, shrimp and prawns are also on the list – whatever you want, they’ve got it. Beer and white wine are sold in abundance to help satisfy your cravings, as well as many other beverages. Members of the Spanish high life, provincial people, neighbors and the most modern in the neighborhood know that places like El Boqueron are places to be treasured. Taste, quality and even more flavor is what makes El Boqueron stand out and proves why their popularity is constantly on the rise.
Calle Valencia, 14
Hours: Monday to Sunday ( closed Wednesday) from 13:30 to 16 and 20:30 to 23:30
Average price: 10 to 20 euros
Text and photos: Paula Movil
Translation: Brett Piron