Where to Eat in Madrid: The Ultimate Guide

Fried potatoes with red spicy sauce and garlic mayonnaise

Be it traditional Sunday lunch with family, tapas crawls with friends, or hours spent at the markets picking up the freshest local produce, Madrid’s culture revolves heavily around food. If that sounds like the kind of lifestyle you can get behind, read on to discover where to eat in Madrid! In Madrid, there’s a dining […]

Top 20 Must-Try Typical Foods In Madrid

Plate of cocido madrileño: blood sausage, chickpeas, cabbage, pork, potatoes

Madrid is home to food from every region of Spain and much of the rest of the world. But we can’t forget about the home-grown classics! This breakdown of the most typical foods in Madrid will help you narrow down what to try! Spain’s capital city is a melting pot of typical food from every […]

All About Spanish Rice: Paella and Beyond!

Delicious seafood Paella from Valencia. To be true paella it has to be this thin!

This blog post was originally posted on April 28, 2017 and was updated on September 15, 2020. Paella is just the beginning when it comes to Spanish rice dishes! Depending on where in the country you are, the type of pan your rice is cooked in and the ingredients it contains, rice can go by […]

Madrid in February: Best Things to See & Do

Trees full of light purple flowers in bloom along a road.

It may be low season, but here in Madrid, we’re keeping busy and staying warm. As the European equivalent to the city that never sleeps, there’s always something going on in Spain’s bustling, vibrant capital. We’re talking world-class museums, cozy cafes, lively tapas bars and so much more. Grab a warm coat and a stylish […]

Madrid in June: Best Things to See & Do

Riverside beach area full of people in bathing suits relaxing under umbrellas.

Sunny skies—check. Long, leisurely afternoons—check. Plenty of cultural activities—check. We might be biased, but Madrid is the place to be in June. It’s that perfect time of year right before spring melts into scorching hot summer, and Madrid is thriving. As Spain’s answer to the city that never sleeps (except for when siesta time rolls […]

How to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Madrid in 2019

One of the most unique authentic holiday traditions in Spain is a dress rehearsal for New Year's Eve—only in Madrid!

This blog post was originally posted on December 17, 2013 and was updated on November 12, 2019. If Madrid is the unofficial world capital of partying on any given night, just imagine what happens on New Year’s Eve. The last night of the year, known as nochevieja in Spanish, takes the Madrid nightlife scene we all know and […]

Winter Holidays in Madrid: What to do on Christmas and New Year’s Day

This blog post was originally posted on December 23, 2015 and was updated on November 12, 2019. Just before the holidays, Madrid is a flurry of hustle and bustle as crowds make their way to the stores to finish their shopping beneath the twinkle of Christmas lights. Then, on Christmas Eve, seemingly all goes quiet. […]

Four Great Christmas Markets in Madrid in 2019

Our favorite part of experiencing winter in Madrid: the festive Christmas markets!

This blog post was originally published on December 16, 2015 and was updated on November 12, 2019. It’s the most wonderful time of the year here in Madrid! It goes without saying that Christmastime here in Madrid brings an unforgettable sensation of holiday magic, and nowhere does that feel more present than at one of […]

Eating Gluten Free in Madrid: The Best Bars, Restaurants and Stores

If you have to eat gluten free in Madrid, you'll be happy to learn that many of the most traditional tapas are already naturally gluten free, like these huevos rotos!

This blog post was originally posted on March 18, 2014 and was updated on August 12, 2018. When it comes to eating gluten free in Madrid, the city’s restaurants, bars, and supermarkets are already ahead of the curve. The Madrid Association of Celiacs and Gluten Sensitive People has been certifying the city’s restaurants as celiac-friendly since the […]

Where to Eat in La Latina: Best Tapas Bars & Restaurants

Street lined with bars in an urban neighborhood on a busy afternoon.

The beautiful and historic La Latina neighborhood in central Madrid is dotted with tapas bars and leafy squares, with picturesque winding streets bringing it all together. Locals love this part of town, making it one of the most authentic neighborhoods in the center of the city. This means that there are plenty of delicious choices when […]