Where to Eat the Best Bocadillos de Calamares in Madrid

Casa Rúa is home to one of the best bocadillos de calamares in Madrid!

If you want to eat something truly local while visiting Madrid, order a bocadillo de calamares. It doesn’t get much better than this: lightly fried squid rings placed in a nice roll of crusty bread and topped with a dollop of alioli or a squeeze of lemon. This simple pleasure, along with the city’s famous cocido, is about […]

Drink Up: 6 Great Places to Enjoy Craft Beer in Madrid

Fábrica Maravillas is one of our favorite spots for craft beer in Madrid. We love their homemade brews!

Modern influences from all over the world mean that it’s possible to enjoy all kinds of delicious craft beer in Madrid. Long gone are the days when your only options upon entering a bar were Mahou or Mahou Sin Alcohol. While we love Madrid’s classic, historic old man bars, sometimes we’re looking to try something […]

Cheers: How to Order a Drink in Madrid

Learn how to order a drink in Madrid!

This blog post was originally posted on November 2, 2016, and was updated on October 11, 2017.  Your bags are packed, your tickets are booked, and you’re counting down the days until you arrive in Madrid. Now, all that’s left to do is brush up on those important Spanish phrases. We’re not talking about “¿Dónde […]