Lunch at Cafe Bernabéu … too bad Cristiano wasn’t there … the Dutch asked me to kick him

The weather in Madrid this week has not been kind to me this week from a picture taking standpoint. It’s definitely tested the flexibility of my jacket, and the waterproofing of my gadget bag.  However doing lunch at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu was definitely a highlight of this week.

The view from the upper floor while the girls and I did lunch was definitely something I would want to do again, when Real is actually playing, however I suspect the cost of that experience will definitely be challenging to the bank account for those reservations.

From a culinary standpoint, the food was quite decent – nothing to write home about, except for the price point of the Tapas themselves, but it was well worth it, just for the view of the pitch.

There is a guided tour of the stadium that cost 15 euros, which is a definite bargain for the experience. Some of the people online said it was one of the highlights of their lives … I wouldn’t go that far, but it is definitely a step up from the Hasely Crawford Stadium – and I’m not trying to be a hater on our stadium!

Getting there is simple enough … take the Metro (Line 10) to Santiago Bernabéu … easy enough, but ensure that you have reservations for the top floor or the greeter won’t let you up head up there, even for a picture.

About Rishiray

Rishi Sankar is a Cloud HRMS Project Manager/ Solution Architect. Over the past 15+ years, he has managed to combine his overwhelming wanderlust with a desire to stay employed, resulting in continuing stints with 3 major consulting firms (IBM, Deloitte, Accenture). He documents his adventures around the world on "Ah Trini Travelogue" with pictures and stories from the road/tuk-tuk/camel/rickshaw. You can follow him on Twitter at @rishiray and on Facebook at "Ah Trini Travelogue . He doesn't like Chicken Curry but loves Curry Chicken and is always trying to find the perfect Trinidadian roti on the road. He also doesn't like cheese and kittens ... and definitely not together. E-mail from his blog is appreciated like a 35 yr old Balvenie at

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