One of the coolest things about Frida is that it is totally integrated into the small plaza where it’s located, so you feel like you’re hanging out with the neighbors while having a drink. This of course when sitting outside, and you can still do that in Madrid these days. This might not be possible during winter, but we have yet to see how they arrange the terrace when it’s cold outside.
So, only if you have to, sit inside. It is also cool, because amazing music is playing in the background and there are comfortable cushions at almost every table. The menu includes a few international dishes like poached eggs, tuna tartare and beef carpaccio; but there is also room for some Spanish specialties like gazpacho and salmorejo. The staff are, by far, the friendliest people you will meet in any bar-restaurant in the area, so that is another plus for Frida.
Another great thing you will find here? The kitchen is open all day long, so whenever you get hungry come here for amazing and creative dishes. Weekend brunch is a must, and available from 10:00 to 14:00. This is my favorite plan here, Sunday late brunch. But afternoon drinks that turn into dinner plans are awesome as well. That is the great thing about an all day long open kitchen, the options are limitless.