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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? […]

Open for the Holidays: Restaurants in Madrid you Can Always Count On

When spending the holidays in Madrid, don't forget to head to the city's most iconic market, the Mercado San Miguel, for a bite to eat!

You’re traveling for the holidays and not sure which restaurants, if any, will be open. Don’t worry—we’ve got you covered.   It’s no secret that Spain values its holidays. But numerous religious festivals, labor days, and statutory vacations can be tricky for tourism. Madrid, as the capital, is a mild exception to the rule. Things are […]

The Best Places to Try Authentic Paella in Madrid

Madrid has a wealth of gluten free restaurants perfect for celiacs and those sensitive to gluten alike.

This blog post was originally posted on November 28, 2013 and was updated on August 10, 2018. When asked what they consider to be the most typical Spanish dish, many people’s response is paella! But with so many places offering the rice dish in Madrid, how do you know a good place to get it? You’ve […]