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La Castafiore

#155 of 8,911 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Chueca
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Calle Marques de Monasterio 5, 28004 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 19 42 21
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21:30 - 12:45
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 21:00 - 00:15
Fri - Sat 21:30 - 12:45
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Toronto, Canada
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74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had no idea what to expect when we went to La Castafiore but were blown away by the wonderful singers and the very talented pianist. They performed some very famous opera pieces with verve and energy, as well as some popular favourites. The food was excellent and we had a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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Thank clarkchristine
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

What a fantastic evening at La Castafiore! Having been here nine years ago for our daughters 21st birthday we were back with friends last Saturday evening. Our four friends had no idea what to expect at this wonderful place! The food was very good but the entertainment and atmosphere was superb! The staff were amazing! Unforgettable evening!

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

fabulous food accompanied by wonderful opera singers. Oh ma bambino caro made me cry it was sang so beautifully. Although it was a totally Spanish experience they made me very welcome. All the singers were excellent but the piano player was not given the recognition he deserved. we ended the evening with cava ann and conga.

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Thank kissycarol
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

If you are an Opera lover this is the place where you can have an excellent dinner and listening to the servers singing arias and traditional spanish songs. I had the time of my life.

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Thank Carlos N
Dublín, Irlanda
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

La Castafiore is not an usual restaurant you go for the food, you go for the whole experience. The waiters are amazing opera singers, and no, you don't need to like opera(I particularly don't) to enjoy this place. I highly recommend! Food and show were amazing!

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Thank prifinneran
Madrid, Spain
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40 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

I've gone here several times with friends and work colleagues, usually during the holidays. The show is fun and lively and the singers are impressive. As for the food, it's often hit and miss. Usually it's OK and I've rarely been served something that was not good. I'd definitely go back but not exactly for the food.

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Thank Jeffrey L
Stockholm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Very good food and service and excellent entertainment with parts that surprised us and makes us think about the evening long after we have returned to Sweden and Finland.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Great night and Great performances. Singers were great. We will be back for sure. Best way to spend a night in Madrid.

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Haifa, Israel
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

We had an amazing evening. We were celebrating a special occasion, and the place seemed to fit. We were a bit nervous - some of us were not the big opera lovers and others were concerned about the "skill" of the singers... The place exceeded our expectations! It was a pure fun The only challenge was that none of the... More 

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Thank Oleg A
Brookline, MA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We had much fun attending the 9pm dinner where we were entertained by talented opera singers. Our evening ended with a cava toast for the new year (on January 16th) and a conga dance around the restaurant with fellow diners. However be very careful of what you order and request a English menu. We chose the mid range pre fix... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 45 - USD 49
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
21:00 - 00:15
Tuesday
21:00 - 00:15
Wednesday
21:00 - 00:15
Thursday
21:00 - 00:15
Friday
21:30 - 12:45
Saturday
21:30 - 12:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Marques de Monasterio 5, 28004 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Chueca
  • Neighbourhood: Chueca
  • Phone Number: +34 913 19 42 21
Description
La Castafiore is the leading restaurant in Europe (since 1996) for opera, operetta and entertainment. Diners are offered a live operatic show during dinner enacted by the restaurant's singing waiters. The piano sets the mood for the evening and music is present throughout the meal. At midnight La Castafiore invites diners to toast the cast of La Traviata with a glass of Cava.

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Staying in Chueca

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Chueca
Chueca is the hip, gay neighbourhood of Madrid where many of the streets are narrow and intimate, but where the hustle and bustle and the eclectic storefronts and people give it a distinctly urban feel. The main thoroughfare is Calle Hortaleza and the main square is Plaza Chueca, completely filled with terraza tables serving copas (mixed drinks) during summer. A mixture of trendy and grungy, some of the adult businesses here are explicitly racy in their signage. From the rainbow flags to the signs above the entrances of its many funky bars, to the date spot restaurants, Chueca is a vibrant and colorful place. It's always interesting to explore the different corners of Chueca by day, and by night, the area becomes a major nightlife destination when the clubs open their doors.
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