Everywhere my husband and I travel we seek out venues to dance salsa. Our recent travels brought us to Stockholm, Sweden where we found a restaurant called Matkultur that offered salsa music and dance. According to Google translate, Matkultur means culinary in the Swedish language. Mat also means food and kultur means culture in Swedish.
In the beautiful city of Stockholm, Matkultur is a quaint restaurant and bar in a smoke-free environment. The restaurant offers fusion cuisine from Latin dishes to Asian and other entrees. I ate the bang bang biff (beef), which was probably the best food I had in Stockholm. The prices were moderate to high.
Because Malkultur is a restaurant, admission is free and parking is free if you can find it on the street. The DJ spins dance music from salsa to merengue to reggaeton and bachata. Swedish culture is more reserved than many other countries we visited. People politely watched us dance but very few approached us or chatted with us afterword. Typically, through dance, we’ve found many people try to connect. Swedish people are incredibly kind but seem to not want to bother you and keep to themselves.
The very small dance area is located near the bar with clean, nice wood floors. Only a few couples were there dancing that night so there was enough room to dance. If many dancers showed up, there wouldn’t be much space to move. Despite the cool temperatures outside, the restaurant was incredibly hot. After a couple of dances, the temperature was too hot to continue. If only to visit for the food, I highly recommend Malkultur.
Rating (1: Lowest, 5: Highest)
Dance Floor: 5
Dance Space: 1
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