La Pescaderia – part of the popular La Mucca restaurant group – is in the heart of the Malasaña/Triball area. With a bright and trendy design, a packed bar and a good play list, this is an upbeat place which is ideal for a Friday night dinner to get you in the mood for the weekend. It specialises in sea food (the name will give that away), though their salads and patatas bravas are excellent too – and I’d recommend going for the sharing plates. Make sure you try the ‘tartar de salmon’.
Calle Ballesta 32
Photo from La Mucca
*Reviewed by Madrid local, Laura Cobbold*