Shukran Express

Something must have this Lebanese restaurant that began in Sanchinarro (in the suburbs of Madrid) if they were selected for taking care of gastronomy of the Arab House. This cultural center is located inside an impressive building that is worth visiting, not only for the many cultural proposals but also for being situated in a beautiful location, right in front of the Retiro park. And one of its attractions is its restaurant, Shukran, for their delicious Lebanese cuisine and stunning terrace. But today we’re talking about their brand new local: Shukran Express. Right in front of Las Ventas this small take away offers mostly low-cost menus (for around 10 euro), but you can also stay and have a bite and a drink in here; the restaurant itself is tiny but invites you to stay in one of their tables next to the huge windows, or on the terrace overlooking the bullring, which illuminated at night is almost magical.

Besides all this, the best of Shukran is the food, which is the same (with a slightly smaller menu) than in their locals in Sanchinarro and the Arabic House. Apart from the best-known Lebanese tapas such as hummus (the best we’ve tested), or falafel, we’ve loved their salads,  their Lebanese wraps or pizzas, such as the one with thyme oil or Lebanese cheese which gives them a special flavour very different from the classic Italian pizzas. They also offer breakfast with Lebanese sweets (that you can also take as dessert) and menus that come even cheaper. For those of you that are still unfamiliar with this type of food, it’s the perfect opportunity to try it in an informal way at unbeatable price. Moreover, since they have just opened they offer a free miniwrap you with your order until July 31, so hurry up and we’re sure you will want to go back!

Shukran Express is located at 200 Calle Alcalá, Madrid. Metro Ventas (L2 and L5). Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 10:00 to 00:00, and on Fridays, Saturdays and public holidays’ eve until 01:00. You can see the information of its other locations here. You can also follow them on facebook.

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16 Responses to Shukran Express

  1. JaimitaZapatilla says:

    Este restaurante es espectacular. Los wraps y el hummus, lo mejor. Sólo un pequeño apunte, el local que mencionáis en Las Tablas está en Sanchinarro.

  2. marisa gv says:

    wow mw lo acabo de apuntar para mi próxima parada en Madrid

  3. Lulu says:

    Muy buen informe! Si quieren conocer sobre la cultura árabe, los invito a visitar la página de Annurtv, donde encontrarán mucha información valiosa! Se los recomiendo! Arte, cultura, religión, sabores de medio oriente y mucho más!

  4. Raúl says:

    ¡Me lo apunto para mi próxima escapada a Madrid! (Espero que sea pronto, echo de menos la capital :-D)

  5. Uauu!! Me lo apunto para mi próxima escapada a Madrid (ojalá sea prontito). ¡Enhorabuena por el blog chicas!

  6. iaiacocoi says:

    jeje este ya sabemos donde va a acabar maria no?? muak!

  7. diseño web says:

    Nunca he probado la comida libanesa pero tiene buena pinta!

  8. Ver says:

    Uy que pasa, que ya hace más de un mes q no hay novedades. Las extraño

  9. motin says:

    Ayer estuve en este restaurante y la verdad es que estuvo bastante bien, supongo que en primavera/otoño se estará mejor en la terraza, porque ahora hace un calor!!! jejej.

    Un saludo

  10. […] are vivid and dreamy as they depict everything from the Arab House’s Lebanese resturant, Shukran Express with it’s front and center view of the Neo-Mudejar style Ventas bullfighting ring, to […]

  11. Montse says:

    Estuve ayer viernes por la noche y el restaurante es hermoso, un ambiente increible con sus velas y sus plantas… Aun con lluvia habia gente sentada en su terraza .
    Es la suma tan armoniosa de el ambiente y la buena comida.
    Es el mejor hommos que he probado, super suave y recien hecho.
    Espero que con mi experiencia anime a conocerlo pues es digno de ello.

  12. Isabel says:

    Me encanto el local!! Chiquitito pero super acogedor, la comida buenisima! Nos pedidos una bandeja con tapas libanesas variada. La ensalada deliciosa y super fresquita y una especie de palitos de queso con meremelada de tomate!!! Mmmm super rico. Los camareros super amables y muy buen ambiente. Os lo recomiendo!

  13. La verdad es que no hemos probado ningún restaurante de comida Libanesa.

    Nos parece una buena opción para hacer take away.

    Seguro que la comida esta bueníssima!.

  14. 00905386892359 says:

    i loved it , better than in my country,
    the humus the shawarma and teh manakeesh exccelent, the ambiance and the service top

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