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Category: Art & Culture September 22, 2020
Restaurante Botín (©Álvaro López del Cerro).

Restaurante Botín (©Álvaro López del Cerro).

Some opened their doors centuries ago, while others are new arrivals. But they all have something in common: their location. They’re all in the vicinity of Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol. This area is full of bars and restaurants waiting to be discovered. You’ll find some of them on the illustrated Map of Century-Old Restaurants & Tabernas available at all of the city’s tourist information points. You can also download the map. 

Trendy outdoor bars and restaurants Category: Food & Drink
August 23, 2020

Rooftop bars with amazing views. Lush garden oases on terra firma. Pick one and enjoy all of the flavours the summer has to offer.…

Do you like cheese? Category: Food & Drink
September 3, 2018

If you’re a cheese lover, this is right up your street. Madrid is home to a number of splendid temples in which to discover, taste and buy artisan cheeses, those precious jewels that come from small dairies in Spain, France or the United Kingdom, all made with tender loving care and natural products. To learn …

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 …

Cafe Pavón, La Latina Category: Entertainment, Shopping
April 19, 2016

La Latina is a labyrinth of bars, restaurants and bullish antiquarians. The sheer quantity of places on offer is staggering and, if you’re anything like me, when you enter into the over-filled fray you have absolutely no idea how to distinguish between the good and the bad. So why not consult the experts? While …

Just Opened! Category: Food & Drink, Shopping
April 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. …

Buns & Bones Category: Food & Drink
December 2, 2015

Madrid is fast securing its place as one of the world’s gastronomic capitals. The Spanish capital has over 3,100 restaurants, a sprawling network of vibrant neighbourhood food markets, and a growing arsenal of Michelin stars under its belt. …

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