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Birthday suggestions??

Richmond, Virginia
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Birthday suggestions??

We will be in Madrid next month for my brothers 60th birthday – any suggestions for something fun to do? Or a good friendly restaurant where I can pre-arrange a cake? I’m looking for something casual, not touristy, and not too expensive. It will be a Friday - Just laid back fun and something that would be worth remembering.

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We had a wonderful meal at Algarabia, Calle Union, 8. This street is near the Plaza de Oriente. The restaurant is run by 2 sisters. One is the chef and one runs the front. These 2 women treat you like family and the food is delicious. We spent the entire evening there (from 9:30 until 1 AM). I can't recommend this restaurant enough. I am certain that you will enjoy it. It is the perfect place for a small birthday celebration. The restaurant is small, but there was a party of 8 or 10 when we were there. I am not sure about pre-arranging a cake, but you can ask. Check out the reviews on tripadvisor. You can go to their website and make a reservation. I can't wait to return to Madrid to eat there again.

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One of my favorite restaurants is Restaurante Jose Luis (Calle Serrano, 89), which is famous for its tapas. They have a regular menu with many good choices. You cannot pre-arrange a cake at most restaurants because that is not the custom Spain. Instead have the chocolate cake, which is out of this world.

Afterward you can go shopping at Calle Serrano. Across the restaurant is a very nice museum called the Lazaro Galdiano Museum, which is very good and one of my favorite small museums, never crowded.

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I also recommend the cosy Algarabía for a birthday dinner. Closed on Sunday.


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