I'm traveling with a friend to Madrid, arriving Friday night (11/7) and leaving first thing Monday morning (11/10). Her birthday is on Sunday and I am having the hardest time finding a restaurant for her birthday dinner. Not only is it a Sunday, but it is also a holiday (Dia de la Virgen de la Almudena). Searching the board and the net, it looks like these are open on Sundays, but I'm unsure about holidays. Does anyone have comments on these places, or other suggestions?
El Paraguas - Calle de Jorge Juan
Casa Lucio - Calle Cava Baja
Botin - Calle de los Cuchilleros
I have no idea where we are staying as my friend is in charge of figuring that out. I think close to the major tourist sites though. One concern of hers was safety since one of her coworkers was mugged in Madrid. Are any of these restaurants in a sketchy neighborhood?
Thanks for your help!