Cities are discovered through food. We are what we eat. That is why it’s good to know and try Madrid’s traditional specialities to really discover what the city is about. One of its most traditional foods is the bocadillo de calamares, the deep-fried squid sandwich. This classic sandwich is at its best in El Brillante, Read full article
Posts with category Gastronomía
The hot dog has always been in the shadows of the hamburger. Let’s dedicate it a few privileged paragraphs and a few recommendations to make amends for that small injustice. One of them is Feltman’s Hot Dogs (Calle Sevilla, 2 – very close to our hotel in central Madrid), which they say serves the authentic hot dog, Read full article
Summer is the best time for beer. In Madrid, you can enjoy it on many bar terraces but here are some options that go a bit further than just a beer with some crisps.
At El Pedal, on the lively street Calle Argumosa (number 33), very close to the Reina Sofía Museum, Read full article
Summer is time for light food, like gazpacho, salads and fruit. Where can you eat them? You can start at Gust Madrid, a place that calls itself a “Salad Bar”. Decorated in a cosy way, at Gust Madrid they offer salads consecutively after short periods of time and you can dish one out as you please. Read full article
While tourists predictably fill up the thousands of terraces around Madrid, here we offer an alternative route, because the indoor charm knows not of seasons or dates. Arabia, in the heart of the Chueca district (Calle Piamonte, 12), presents a Berber decoration and inside you will feel at the gates of the Sahara desert. Read full article
The oldest and perhaps the most traditional cider bar in Madrid is Casa Mingo, close to Casa de Campo. It is famous for offering the most delicious homemade cider in Madrid, which has turned it into a popular spot for visitors. Located on Paseo de la Florida, 34 -don’t forget to visit the chapel of San Antonio de la Florida and its Goya frescoes afterwards-, Read full article
Although it may seem the opposite due to the fantastic D.O. wines that we have, Spain is a country that consumes more beer than wine. There is a beer culture that is constantly searching for a variety after being submitted for many years to the duopoly of Mahou and Cruzcampo. And so, in Madrid we can find many places who are dedicated to beer, Read full article
It is present in the leisure and gastronomy guides, everyone is talking about it and some even call it the “gastrostreet” due to the large amount of bars, restaurants and also shops. Located in the heart of the Chamberí district, Calle Ponzano stands out for its legendary tapas, the queen of Spanish gastronomy. In La Contraseña, Read full article
In a time when the mid-size urban shopping centre seems condemned to extinction, a new concept has arrived: the gastronomic multi-space. We are talking about the latest one to open in Madrid, La Platea, on Calle Goya number 7, at one side of Plaza Colón, which opened its doors last June. It is an ambitious project judging by its numbers: 60 million euros in investment, Read full article
Eating good Asian food in Madrid can be done. Despite the huge increase of Japanese restaurants, in this brief article we will focus just on Chinese food, not on Vietnamese or Thai.
Let’s start this route at a restaurant that used to gather all the spirit of the most authentic side of China. Read full article