Casa Mingo

Price guide: Budget

Paseo de la Florida 34, Madrid, 28008

Price guide: Budget

Food at Casa Mingo

By Annie Bennett, your Madrid expert

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#11 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Madrid
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.6
4.6
Ambience:
4.6
4.6
Service:
4.6
4.6
Location:
4
4.0
Value for money:
4.8
4.8
Recommended for:
Families with teenagers, Relaxation

Best for Families - Expert review of Casa Mingo

Roast chicken down by the river. What's not to like?

Casa Mingo has been going strong since 1888, originally founded by people from Asturias in northern Spain who had come to Madrid to work on the railways - the Estacion de Norte, one of Madrid's main stations, is nearby and was operating till a few years ago, when it was turned into a shopping centre.  It started off as a cider brewery, and is still making its own cider to this day.

It serves food from 11am, which is very unusual, and you can also take your meal away for a picnic by the river or in the Casa de Campo or Oeste parks.

Food and drink: 

The menu is very short, and I strongly advise you to order everything on it. Roast chicken is virtually obligatory, and you can also have chorizo sausages, Cabrales blue cheese (which will blow your socks off) and salad. Cider comes in still and fizzy versions, by the bottle. 

Ambience: 

Boisterous and always busy. You sit at long tables inside or out on the terrace. Note that there is no smoking downstairs, but you can smoke upstairs.

Service: 

Swift with no messing about.

Location: 

Down by the Manzaneres river, the banks of which are undergoing drastic urban development. Come down here to ride bikes, rollerblade and skateboard. The restaurant is very near the Ermita de San Antonio de la Florida, where Goya is buried, and which features frescoes painted by the great artist. It's also near the Principe Pio shopping centre.

Price advice: 

Everything is between 5-10 euros.

More information on Casa Mingo:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Bar, Restaurant, Takeaway
Food:
Spanish, Traditional
Address:
Paseo de la Florida 34, Madrid, 28008
Telephone:
91 547 7918
Website:
http://www.casamingo.es
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sun 11am-midnight.
Accepts Credit Cards:
No
Reservations:
Not possible
Free tags / Keywords:
Al fresco, Cheap eats, Takeaway

Have you been to Casa Mingo? Would you recommended it?

Community comments (1)

Not sure I understand this rating. Yes the service was fast and no frills but I have had better chicken (and cider) in several places I've visited. It is reasonably priced and the servings are large but the food is average at best.