4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

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  • Location: Madrid, Spain
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Enjoy a night of opera music and fine food at La Castafiore restaurant in Madrid! Popular for its opera-singing waiting staff, the traditional restaurant has gained a cult following in the city from locals and visitors alike. Enjoy renditions from well-known operas like ‘La Traviata’ plus traditional zarzuelas – comical Spanish opera-style songs – while enjoying a delectable 4-course meal with wine.

Highlights

  • 4-course dinner and opera music at Madrid’s La Castafiore restaurant
  • Sit back and enjoy the music performed by opera-singing waiting staff
  • Enjoy traditional zarzuelas, comical Spanish songs and opera music
  • Feast on classic Spanish dishes like Salmorejo, a chilled tomato and bread soup
  • Listen to a rendition of an act from Giuseppe Verde’s La Traviata at the end of the meal

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What You Can Expect

Zarzuela Opera and Dinner at La Castafiore Restaurant in Madrid

Zarzuela Opera and Dinner at La Castafiore Restaurant in Madrid

At a time of your choice, head to La Castafiore, an atmospheric Madrid restaurant tucked away down a little alleyway in the center of town. The intimate and cozy eatery specializes in traditional cuisine, served by opera-singing waiting staff.

Take a seat at your table and enjoy a 4-course opera-themed banquet with wine, while enjoying zarzuela – a satirical style of Spanish opera peppered with dialogue and powerful songs. Even if you don’t understand the language, the music is inspiring and instantly recognizable acts from classic operas like La Boheme are included, too.

After enjoying dinner, sit back to listen to the grand finale of your evening, a rendition of an act from La Traviata – the world-famous Italian opera by Giuseppe Verdi.

Sample Menu:
Hors d’œuvres:
  • Slices of cecina (cured and air-dried meat)
Starter (choice of one):
  • Salmorejo served with Arbequina olive oil
  • Fiochetti (thick pasta twirls) stuffed with Gorgonzola cheese and pear, served with a creamy mushroom sauce
Main course (choice of one):
  • Andalusian-style veal (grilled) with mushrooms
  • Sea bass with steamed potatoes and caviar sauce
Dessert:
  • Yoghurt and cream with wild berries
Coffee

Wine: One bottle of house red or white wine per table is included. Beer, soft drinks and water are available at your own expense.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

What wonderful voices an excellent evening .Hard to find but well worth it . T
he only trouble with such incredible entertainment was that you forgot what you were eating. Our Spanish was limited but we enjoyed every minute.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

What can I say. I will never forget this place. The food was amazing. The singers were out of this world. We were the only tourists in the restaurant and were made to feel extremely welcomed. The staff were excellent and we can't thank them enough for all they did. My Finace has been in contact with the restaurant weeks before, arranging to propose to me. This place and the restaurant will always be a special place for us. Thank you for everything. I would recommend this to all. An experience that will never be matched.

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