We love La Cantina del Matadero, not only because we love this place where something interesting always happens, but mainly because it is a charming place. Located right next to the Cineteca, it is a perfect place to hang out before watching a movie, or discuss it afterwards. It’s a huge loft, but they have managed to transform it into a cozy place with wooden tables (large ones to share, and small ones, for two), candles, flowers, a turntable and perfect lighting. About the food, Olivia te cuida is in charge of the kitchen and it’s great, 100% homemade and natural. Everything is freshly prepared and tastes great. In fact you can see the bar from above and how they prepare the dishes on the fly using delicious ingredients.
Of all dishes, we felt special weakness for their pizzettas (5.50 €), crispy, light and tasty, with a really good combination of ingredients. Our favorite has dried tomato, mozzarella, rocket and bresaola but we like them all. At noon you can tailor your combo plate for 9.50 € by selecting three dishes from the menu, or choose one of the dishes of the day. Regarding the drinks, they have a small but nice selection of wines, natural fruit juices or homemade lemonade.
But we have been completely conquered by its terrace. Maybe because it reminds us a little of the Kulturbrauerei in Berlin, or perhaps it’s our longing (as if we lived there) for a bit of sunshine and sitting open air. Come here, hang out, meet friends, watch a movie and above all, enjoy.