Never Too Late for Ice Cream in Madrid!

Bars and Cafes, Retiro

by Amy Menchhofer

Ice cream in MadridAlthough the long days of summer are beginning to come to an end, don’t pull out that coat just yet. We all know the heat can return at any moment, so there’s still time for a cold, sweet treat. Over on the east side of El Retiro you can find one of the best ice cream shops in Madrid. At Narvaez 62, Helados Sienna is perfectly situated for making a quick pit stop before a stroll through the park just two blocks away (there’s a second location near Parque Fuente del Berro at Sancho Dávila, 29). With more than 30 flavors you are certain to find the perfect combination, such as strawberry cheesecake and pitufo (smurf) or, my favorite, dulce de leche and coco. Don’t happen over to this neighborhood much? At just 2.20€ for a small, two-scoop cup you can even afford to make a special trip just for the ice cream!

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Comment from graeme
Date: September 26, 2007, 2:13 pm

Opinion amongst the ice cream lovers I know says that Ricci’s in Calle Huertas is the place to go.

Comment from Katie
Date: September 28, 2007, 3:06 pm

i second that–i think ricci’s is the best tasting bargain in the city: 2 euros for a small (which can have two flavors). plus there’s a ricci’s on huertas, one in la latina, and one in lavapiés!

Comment from Amy
Date: September 28, 2007, 5:58 pm

Ricci’s ( is great and some of their flavors are far and above the rest. The Rocher flavor, for example, is great. For me the winning point in favor of Sienna is the coconut ice cream. Light years ahead of the rest!