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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Where to Eat Near Plaza Mayor: Our Top 7!

Plaza Mayor is one of the most visited spots in Madrid and for good reason. Plaza Mayor is a central plaza in the city, and it is the perfect place to marvel at Spain’s history, people watch and take pictures with friends or family.  Some people think that the food in this area is reserved […]

Five Delicious Day Trips From Madrid

Fresh strawberries are a sweet way to top off a visit to beautiful Aranjuez!

This blog post was originally posted on August 21, 2013, and was updated on December 18, 2017. Madrid is filled with some of Europe’s best museums, restaurants, shops and parks, but sometimes it’s nice to escape the city and see what other adventures Spain has to offer. That’s why we’ve created this guide to help […]

Seven Bizarre Foods You Can Find in Madrid

This big bowl of snails is a typical sight you'll come across in restaurants in Madrid. It's one of the less bizarre foods in the city, but it's still unusual to some!

This blog post was originally posted on August 29, 2014, and was updated on December 14, 2017.  We absolutely adore the food in Madrid, but even we have to admit that some typical Spanish dishes here are a little bit out of the ordinary! Madrid is famous for its casquería (offal and organ meats) and locals are […]

Where to Buy Olive Oil in Madrid: 5 Must-Visit Shops

Oh, olive oil, how we love thee. Let us count the ways. We love you drizzled over a slice of rustic bread with tomatoes and a dash of sea salt splashed on a summer salad or poured over ribbons of jamón. The ways to love olive oil are endless, and Spain is the perfect place […]

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 […]