Casa Julio has been featured in many news items and magazines because Bono from U2 loved it and stayed here 5 hours some years ago. Apart from that they are famous for the “croquetas”. They prepare the best croquettes in Madrid. It’s not an exaggeration. You come here with a group of friends and literally stop talking at the first bite of one croqueta. There are several types of croquettes: made from cheese and spinach, mincemeat, mushrooms… And the bechamel is simply delicious. Maite Gil, who runs the kitchen, seems to have special and privileged hands.
Placed in Malasaña neighbourhood, Casa Julio is a very Madrileño bar. During the weekends it’s full of people and you may find it crowded so try to come here on a weekday. To pair these croquettes perfectly you need a glass of wine or ask for a caña, more popular these days than the wine. It’s a beer served in a small glass. You won’t regret it!
Casa Julio | Bars | Croqueta from € 5
La Madera 37 | +34915227274
10:00 – 00:00 daily