Platea Madrid is as original as it gets. Imagine an old movie theater turned into a gourmet market and restaurant where entertainment sessions are guaranteed. It is a place to enjoy wonderful food by great chefs and feel like you are in the theater while doing so.
Menus offer typical Spanish dishes but you will also find Mexican, Italian, Peruvian and Japanese food. The restaurant on the first floor, “Canalla Bistro”, and the cocktail bar, “El Palco” on the second floor, have the best view of the place as the tables are arranged towards the center stage. The main level, El Patio, where the center stage is located, is like a giant delicatessen supermarket for the most part, where gourmet products are available on different food stands.
My favorite thing about Platea is that there is something fun and yummy for everyone. For example, the menu from a Michelin Star chef or typical Spanish tapas; funky cocktails, regular drinks, snacks and of course traditional Spanish products like olive oil and jam that you can take away. It is always a wonderful plan for new visitors to the city, I highly recommend it.
My perfect plan is finding a table at the main level and try some tapas and drinks. If you are lucky enough, a mini-concert or a DJ session might be happening at the center stage to make your visit even more special.