Huevos Rotos Recipe: Spanish Broken Eggs

Eggs are not a breakfast food. At least not in Madrid. Order a plate of eggs for breakfast here and you’re likely to get some strange looks! That’s because eggs have traditionally been served only at lunch at dinner, alongside other savory tapas dishes. Some egg dishes, like the famous tortilla de patatas are more […]

Neighborhood Guide: 8 Spots for Tapas in Chamberí

Patatas bravas - tapas chamberí

Just north of the city center, Chamberí is a residential refuge and home to some of Madrid’s best tapas bars.  When locals want to live in the city, but not “in the city,” many choose Chamberí. It’s the shortest distance you can travel from the center—just three metro stops north of Puerta del Sol—to get […]

8 Tapas Bars and Restaurants to Show You All That Lavapiés Is Made Of

Bodegas Lo Máximo is one of our favorite Lavapiés tapas bars.

If you want to understand Madrid—the real Madrid—the tapas bars of Lavapiés are a great place to start. Until recently Lavapiés was one of central Madrid’s most affordable neighborhoods. With its hilly streets and characteristic corralas (Madrid’s characteristic housing style where neighbors share an interior patio), throughout the 19th and 20th centuries Lavapiés attracted migrants […]

Embrace Autumn: What to do in Madrid in October 2019

One of our favorite options for what to do in Madrid in October is simply to relax and enjoy the great weather with drinks on a terrace.

This blog post was originally posted on November 2, 2016 and was updated September 5, 2019. Madrid bursts with colorful energy at the arrival of fall. After the summer crowds clear out and low season sets in, Madrid takes on a much more authentic vibe. Pleasantly sunny days and crisp, lively nights bring the best […]

5 Spots for Tapas in Chueca that Locals Love

Don't forget the vermouth when you go out for tapas in Chueca!

Going out for tapas in Chueca isn’t just a way to devour Madrid’s culture—it’s a way to honor the city’s history. Chueca’s tapas bar scene symbolizes what the neighborhood stands for: modernity, diversity, dedication to quality and continuous evolvement. In the 1970s, Chueca was considered a dangerous area that even the president of Madrid’s LGBTQ+ […]

Eat Up: Our Ultimate Guide to the Best Restaurants in Madrid

Los Huevos de Lucio is more than just one of the best restaurants in Madrid. They also serve up the best huevos rotos in the city!

While Madrid may be on everyone’s radar for its world-class museums, beautiful green spaces and awe-inspiring architecture, there’s one main reason why the Spanish capital has won us over: the food! We’re spoiled for choice here in Madrid when it comes to culinary goodness. Craving simple tapas at a no-frills, hole-in-the-wall bar? You’ll find one […]

Spain for Everyone: The Complete Foodie Guide to Spain

One of our favorite experiences in our foodie guide to Spain is a pintxos crawl in San Sebastian!

This post is a part of our Spain for Everyone series. The information below was curated by our expert guides across the country. They are foodies too, and this is their bucket list for you! Spanish food is so much more than paella and tapas! Yes, both of those things are famous for good reason, […]