4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 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 April 2015

This is the best place of my trip to Madrid 2 weeks ago. The Castafiore restaurant serves 4-course dinner with awesome waiters and waitresses who perform opera songs right next to your table. I believe they are the pro artist of a local opera house. Everybody is nice, polite and helpful. I certainly will be back this place next time. Thanks

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.

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