Restaurant of the week: Casa Patas

The Art of Flamenco in Madrid

In the heart of the capital of Spain is Casa Patas, a tavern-restaurant and “tablao” (flooring where Flamenco is performed), which over its 30 years of life has hosted some of the most internationally renowned flamenco artists as Antonio Canales, Sara Baras and Camarón de la Isla.

casapatas_fachadaCasa Patas is a unique place that adequately combines an exclusive gastronomic offering, based on excellent products and recipes of traditional Spanish cuisine with a varied program of live flamenco shows. Founded in 1985 in the traditional neighborhood of Lavapies, Casa Patas has remained since its birth, inextricably linked to flamenco to become recognized today as a benchmark of this art around the world.

The restaurant, located at Calle Cañizares, 10, consists of two large rooms separated from each other: the tavern-restaurant and flamenco show. The first, with direct access from the street of Cañizares, is located on the lower floor of a XIX century building, a large dining room with cast iron columns, Corinthian decor and walls filled with paintings and photographs of the artists who have passed through its tablao. It also includes a large bar where you can enjoy another brief art of Spanish cuisine: Tapas.

As for the flamenco show, located in a separate room at the back of the room, hosts flamenco shows daily and also offers food and beverage service. The prestige of his tablao is given internationally through its diverse and quality programming with a new show each week; this helps to ensure the freshness of interpretation and increase the motivation of musicians, singers and dancers.

All this, together with the usual presence of flamenco artists enshrined in the Casa Patas flamenco bar, a meeting point for flamenco artists and fans, greatly encourages the artists who are on the stage and usually result in very magical nights.

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With regard to the kitchen, the quality of its cuisine lies in a careful selection of fine products, combined with the careful preparation of the best traditional recipes that make up the menu. In addition to culinary traditions, at Casa Patas there is an assortment of tapas, sausages, Iberian ham or Spanish cheese.  As well, premium wines are selected and served from an intriguing list of great Spanish wines, among which are Finca Antigua Crianza and Finca Valpiedra Reserva.

Casa Patas was honored by the Community of Madrid in 2009 with the “Enrique Maya” award for its contribution to the development and dissemination of Flamenco Arts, and for their continued work for the integration of the art.

More information: www.casapatas.com

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