A food affair: Real Madrid Cafe

My husband and I enjoy exploring new restaurants, new recipes and exciting flavors. Our most recent exploration was to Real Madrid cafe at The Beach Mall in JBR, Dubai, the only international franchise of the main restaurant in Spain. At first look, you’ll only see a retail store for everything related to the Real Madrid football club. However, walk into that store and you’ll be at the restaurant which overlooks the beach, where you’ll also be able to watch all major football and rugby matches.

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Their British chef, who lived in Spain for 15 years, and Italian sous chef are behind the menu that has an international spirit, Italian Influence and a Spanish essense. Besides the espresso and water, below is what we had:

IMG_7522Real Madrid SaladSteak SkewersAranciniSeafood PaellaTiramisuI have to say that the food was delicious and I was particularly happy to have a seafood paella that didn’t cost a fortune (85 AED for 2 people). The bottom line is that one doesn’t have to love football to eat there.

The atmosphere is comfortable and their indoors is a perfect spot for football lovers. However, the lighting at night for their outdoors doesn’t invite for an intimate dinner or a cozy get together. On the other hand, the service is excellent. The staff was friendly and knowledgable of their products and that always appeals to me.

What I recommend: Steak Skewers, Seafood Paelle and Tiramisu

Bill for two: 306 AED

Overall Experience: Very good food, brilliant location, affordable prices. Loved it.

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