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Category: Food & Drink March 8, 2021

Sylkar Bar (© Álvaro López del Cerro)

Although we really don’t need an excuse to sample one of Madrid’s most popular appetizers, here’s one just in case: 9 March is the International Day of the Tortilla. The capital boasts many a restaurant, bar and taberna that have named the Spanish omelette their signature dish. Here’s a tasty selection for you to try.

The most traditional couple in Madrid Category: Food & Drink
February 4, 2021

Churros with hot chocolate or hot chocolate with churros. This harmonious matrimony has been adding a touch of sweetness to breakfasts and mid-afternoon snacks for centuries, especially during the winter. Our city is home to lots of historical places where they make them with genuine devotion. Let’s have a look at them!

Michelin star restaurants Category: Food & Drink
January 26, 2021

This year Madrid was chosen as the host city for the presentation of the new Michelin Guide Spain & Portugal. These are the restaurants in our city that will be proudly showing off their stars in 2021. It’s time to check them out!

Christmas treat Category: Shopping
December 23, 2020

The age-old question: Hard turrón or soft turrón? Made from almonds, these are the two classic nougat sweets that are a must-have on any self-respecting Christmas table. In Madrid you can find both of them and lots of other versions in patisseries whose ovens are busy working overtime these days. Happy and sweet holidays!

How to make torrijas at home Category: Food & Drink
April 1, 2020

They’re the quintessential Easter treat, with a history stretching back centuries. And they’re so easy to make at home! With the help of our friends from El Riojano, we’ll show you how to make the best torrijas (Spain’s answer to French toast). In addition to sweetening up the holidays, they’ll give you a nice jolt of energy.

Flavours of India Category: Food & Drink
June 1, 2016

From 23 to 26 June, Madrid will be playing host to the entire Bollywood film industry as the city celebrates the annual prizes awarded by the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA). To get a feel for the occasion, you could go to Lavapiés, where most of Madrid’s Indian population lives, and eat chicken Tikka Masala, Naan bread fresh […]

La vaquería montañesa Category: Entertainment
February 12, 2016

Bars, shops, restaurants – the wave of new openings sweeping over the Spanish capital is relentless. It’s hard to keep up. So whether you’re an intrepid traveller hoping to discover the coolest hidden hotspots or a local looking to stay ahead of the curve, here are four of the newest additions to Madrid’s ongoing metamorphosis. […]

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