Eating Out

The streets of Madrid are flooded with restaurants bars and cafes, all serving up a great mix of food ranging from typical Spanish cuisine to Indian and Chinese. You can often find the best restaurants away from the hustle and bustle, so head down the narrow streets and you’ll be sure to find a great restaurant.

Many restaurants in Madrid offer a “Menu del Dia” which is usually great value. For around 10€, you can get a starter, main course and desert with bread and wine included in the price.

If you fancy trying something unique to Madrid then choose the Cocido Madrileño. This is a stew of meat and vegetables prepared in a traditional pot by the fire. Everyone has heard of Tapas but it is something not to miss out on. They are little snacks which are eaten at any time of the day. There are usually a range of different tapas to choose from and the famous Jamón and Cheeses are usually on offer.

The Spanish are quite keen for “chocolate con churros”. Either late/early morning after a night out, or for breakfast, the Spanish head to cafes to have a cup of thick hot chocolate and a plate of Churros. Churros are long thick strips of batter, fried and coated in sugar and then intended for the use of dipping into the rich hot chocolate.