We don’t know if it’s a saying here but it’s better to be red than dead seems to apply. Enter through Bar Madrid’s decorative iron gates and inside is a simply furnished bar and restaurant wrapped in raging red walls and decorated with the Spanish flag.
Suburban and sterile Palm Square is not a patch on Plaza Mayor in the Spanish capital, but pair a bottle or glass of Spanish wine, cava (the Spanish version of champagne) or sangria with the kitchen’s non-halal tapas and you’ve got a terrific way of whiling away a sweltering afternoon in the suburbs.
Spanish wine like Ladero Tem Pranillo Wine is a steal at RM70/ bottle. Bar Madrid also serves cava like Lavit Rosado Brut, a sparkling rose cava, and sangria too. Tapas range from RM8-20. The Cheese and Spanish Cold Cut Platters from RM30.90 to RM33.90 go a long way and the Grilled Iberico takes 30 minutes but is worth the wait.
L-12A-G, Palm Square, Jaya One, 72A Jalan Universiti, Petaling Jaya, 46200 Selangor
12pm-12am from Monday to Thursday, 12pm-2am on Fridays, 4pm-12.30am on Saturdays. Closed on Sundays
Jaya One Basement 1 or 2 near Block J is convenient for access and charges RM2 for the 1st two hours and RM1.50 for every subsequent hour. It’s RM2/entry after 6pm on weekdays, RM2/entry all day on weekends and public holidays
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6pm-8pm from Monday to Saturday. Promotions change regularly so do check with the bartender!