Behind the Bite: Tortilla de Patatas

This post is part of our Behind the Bite series, deep dives into the dishes that we can’t stop thinking about. Apple pie is to America what the tortilla de patatas is to Spain—a national culinary icon. Paella and gazpacho may have more international recognition, but ask any Spaniard what dish best epitomizes the essence […]

Travel Tips: Where to Find Luggage Storage in Madrid

Traveling in Madrid, but not sure what to do with your bags? Not a problem! Spain’s capital is well-prepared for visitors. It doesn’t matter what neighborhood you’re planning to spend the day in, there are plenty of options for luggage storage in Madrid! Literary Quarter Cruising down Huertas or meandering through Plaza Santa Ana is […]

Best Bets for Specialty Coffee in Madrid!

A few years ago, it was nearly impossible to find specialty coffee in Madrid! The city’s coffee culture didn’t go much further beyond the typical Spanish solo. That’s an espresso extraction left running until the cup is full… yeah, it’s enough to make you consider switching to tea. These days though, Madrid’s coffee renaissance is in […]

How to Visit Madrid with Teenagers (So Even They’ll Have Fun!)

We all know traveling with teens comes with its own set of challenges, but it can also be incredibly rewarding when done right. After all, a trip abroad can be a life-changing experience, especially when that trip is to Madrid! This vibrant capital buzzes with energy—perfect for parents and teens looking to get a taste […]

Food Tour of Barrio Salamanca: Our 5 Favorite Stops!

Luxury shopping on La Milla de Oro (the Golden Mile), Michelin-starred restaurants, exclusive nightclubs, beautiful architecture, tree-lined streets and Madrid’s gorgeous Retiro Park—Barrio Salamanca has it all! Built by the Marquis of Salamanca during the second half of the 19th century, this posh neighborhood has long been home to the city’s political and social elite. […]

Romantic Spots: Where to Propose in Madrid!

Give your partner the surprise of a lifetime with a destination marriage proposal! Where you choose to say those four little words is the story you’ll be telling the rest of your lives, so make it a good one! What better place to pop the question than in Spain, a country that clearly knows a thing […]

Madrid Must-Haves: Where to Find the Best Tortilla in Madrid

“There are two types of people in the world, those that like their tortilla de patata gooey and those that don’t know jack.” Which side of the debate do you fall on? Nothing divides a room of Spanish people like asking them how they like their Spanish omelette, but we have to agree with that […]

Love is in the Air: Madrid’s Most Romantic Restaurants

A table for two at a restaurant to woo your taste buds. The queen of romantic comedy—Nora Ephron—once said, “I have made a lot of mistakes falling in love, and regretted most of them, but I never regretted the potatoes that went with them.” Why is it food and love always seem to go hand […]

Cheers! Where to Drink Sangria in Madrid

Sangria is to Spain what ice cold beer is to the States—quintessential! Spanish wine punch is the perfect summer drink—smooth, sweet, refreshing and boozy. While traditionally made with Spanish red wine, no two recipes are the same. Dating back to the Roman Empire, sangría was a combination of red wine and whatever alcohol and fruit was on […]

Outdoor Markets that AREN’T the Rastro!

In Spain, life happens in the street. It’s like a never-ending block party. Nowhere is this truer than in Madrid. You can’t visit the Spanish capital and not notice that there’s a buzz in the air—it’s electric! Madrileños fill the streets at all hours of the day; shouting, laughing, drinking and of course, shopping. There’s […]