With its mix of classic and modern tapas, slightly upscale atmosphere and popular outdoor seating areas, it’s no wonder Lateral has six locations in Madrid. In the newest Lateral at number 42 on the Paseo de la Castellana (Madrid’s most emblematic avenue), you’ll find a minimalist white décor softened by warm-colored woods and enlivened by colorful artwork gracing the walls.
Diners can choose from tapas like classic ham croquettes, vegetable tempura with yogurt sauce, melted Brie and salmon on toast, slices of ham and tomato on garlic bread, gazpacho, mini hamburgers with wine sauce, and lamb-filled crepes. For those watching their weight, the menu contains several reduced calorie options, and not all of them are salads. Everything at Lateral is served on glass plates. Interestingly, some wines are available by the glass, while others are only available by the bottle.
The outdoor seating area is the restaurant’s real hit and as Lateral doesn’t accept reservations, you may be in for a healthy wait if you want to sit outside. At night, outdoor tables are romantically illuminated with oil lamps.
Lateral’s other locations include: Calle Fuencarral, 43 in Chueca/Malasaña, Paseo de la Castellana, 132 near Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Calle Velázquez, 57 in Salamanca, Calle de Arturo Soria, 126 in Prosperidad/Arturo Soria and Plaza de Santa Ana, 12 in Huertas/Santa Ana.