Top 20 Must-Try Typical Foods In Madrid

Grilled mushrooms stuffed with chorizo, garlic, and parsley with a glass of red wine on the side

This blog post was originally posted on January 14, 2014 and was updated on November 27, 2020. 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. Spain’s capital city is a melting pot of typical food from every region […]

The Ultimate 2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Spain Lovers

Plate of cured ham from Cinco Jotas in southern Spain

This post includes affiliate links. That means that if you purchase something we recommend, we may earn a small commission (which we’ll definitely spend on tapas). Rest assured that we only recommend a place or company if we honestly love it! Spain is the kind of place that sticks with you. It’s the kind of […]

Los Reyes Magos: The Spanish Christmas Tradition

Los Reyes Magos (the Three Kings)

This blog post was originally posted on December 28, 2012 and was updated on November 20, 2020. In Spain, Santa Claus isn’t the star of the show when the holiday season rolls around. Instead, it’s the Three Wise Men—or los reyes magos—who take center stage during the winter holidays. They’re the ones who bring Spanish children […]

The Best Traditional Spanish Vegetable Pisto Recipe

Tapas in Spain tend to feature fresh ingredients, like the gorgeous seasonal vegetables in this pisto.

It’s not uncommon for visitors to think that Spanish cuisine is a bit lacking in the vegetables department. And it’s understandable why you might think that. In a land of neverending pork products (including our beloved jamón), some of the world’s best seafood, and everything in between, you have to look a little harder to […]

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Brunch in Madrid

Eggs benedict brunch in Madrid

This blog post was originally posted on March 7, 2013 and was updated on October 16, 2020. Let’s keep it real: brunch is not a Spanish tradition. But it’s a fun affair, and it’s a weekend activity more and more Spaniards are signing up for. While we’ll always be more inclined to go out for […]

58 Small Businesses in Madrid You Can Support Right Now

Alfonso making churros at Chocolat cafe in Madrid

2020 has changed Madrid in unimaginable ways. Our co-founder James noticed an interesting, if sad, phenomenon upon heading out into central Madrid to film a recent video. Some of the most iconic parts of the city that are normally bustling with life—Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor among them—are eerily empty these days. The reason? […]

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 […]