Pack an Umbrella: Rainy Day Activities in Madrid!

They say that the rain in Spain stays mainly in the plains. Unfortunately though, Madrid is smack-dab in the middle of those plains. The normally sunny Spanish capital gets on average five rainy days per month. Generally, it’s little more than chirimiri (a light drizzle), but still, it’s not always the best weather for seeing the […]

Best Brunch in Madrid: Bring on the Weekend!

The best of brunch: pancakes from Little Big Cafe, Toast Cafe and Mür Café

This blog post was originally posted on July 4, 2015  and was updated on December 11, 2017. After you’ve spent a few days exploring Madrid, nothing is better than sleeping in and enjoying a delicious brunch. From traditional dishes to gastronomic delights, Madrid has an endless selection of brunches. To aid you in your search, […]

Our 7 Favorite Restaurants Inside Madrid Markets

The iconic Mercado de San Miguel is one of the must-see tourist attractions in Madrid.

This blog post was originally posted on May 26, 2015 and was updated on October 10, 2017. Not sure where to dine in Madrid? Have no fear! We’ve chosen our 7 favorite restaurants inside Madrid markets to give you the best of Spain’s food and the most memorable holiday experience yet! La Casa Del Bacalao […]

What Is Carrillada?

Beef Cheek

Carrillada: Heaven on a Plate Carrillada de Ternera = Braised beef cheeks Carrillada Ibérica or Carrillada de Cerdo = Braised pork cheeks Whether beef cheeks or Iberian pork cheeks, carrillada is a star of Spanish cuisine. The relatively lean, moist cut of meat that comes from the (you guessed it) cheek of the animal is […]

What Is Mahon Cheese?

Spanish Cheese

A Look At Spanish Cheeses: Mahon Cheese Mahon cheese is one of Spain’s many excellent cheeses. It is produced on the island of Menorca, one of Spain’s Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea. Menorca has become known for its cheese making traditions, with its Mahon cheese as one of its key exports and most […]

What Are Croquettes?


Croquettes: Spain’s Minor Obsession With Fried Leftovers Croquettes are a heavenly invention– especially ham croquettes in Spain. But the Spanish aren’t the only people to make these delicious fried goodies. Croquettes are simply a breadcrumbed and fried roll of food leftovers, usually bound with bechamel sauce or mashed potatoes. They are popular in countries all […]