Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Flavors of Madrid

I lived in Madrid for a year, and I have to say, it is one of my favorite cities in Europe. People are always out, they know how to have a good "fiesta" The food is incredible and there is always something to do in the city. There were several places I liked going to have a meal:

Bar Biblos (Calle Corredera Baja de San Pablo, 4) - serves Lebanese food as well as Spanish tapas. Cheap tasty beer and generous bar tender. Affordable but not amazing food

Lateral (many branches but my favorite, Calle Velázquez 57) - serves Spanish food with a modern twist. Definitely must have the morcilla, solomillo con mostaza, and the patatas picante! Not too pricy but not cheap, amazing food and atmosphere

Valiño (Trujillos, 9, Madrid) - serves Spanish food, has a tasty menu del dia for only 10 Euros inside and 11 Euros on the terace. Their Paella is incredible and they also serve the best Tinto de Verano in Madrid! Affordable, with amazing food.

Mercado de San Miguel (near Plaza Mayor) - a really cool marketplace that has been recently renovated. It has many small stores ranging from a jamon stand, to a cheese stand. The oysters there are very tasty and so is the seafood section! Pricy but incredible food.

If you're ever in Madrid, these are the places I suggest you go to eat at, of course there are many other options. Buen Provecho :)

*Picture one - Bar Biblos, text reads: "If you drink to forget, pay before you start"

*Picture two -
Some tapas from Lateral
*Picture three -
Casa Valiño
*Picture three -
Fresh fish at the Mercado de San Miguel


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