Spread over three stories, El Viajero is a restaurant, bar, lounge, pavement café and a garden roof terrace in one Madrid dining spot. Found on a corner a minute’s walk from Metro La Latina, El Viajero is a natural meeting-place for the start of a night’s bar-hopping. The ground floor restaurant is a little shabby-looking and serves mediocre food, but the huge first-floor bar/lounge area is a great place to settle into a chair and wait for a few friends to arrive.
A few cocktails later and you’ll have probably decided to stay here until closing-time, especially if you’ve secured one of the more comfortable sofas. In the summer, the best spot is the roof terrace, for a buzzy atmosphere and fabulous views of San Fracisco el Grande.