Monthly Archives: February 2007

8 years and still the favourite: La Taberna Miranda

by Ben Curtis It’s not the most ‘authentic’, rustic taberna in town, it hasn’t got the trendiest food (or clientele), and the service could be a little politer, yet after all these years in Madrid, given a choice I’d far … Continue reading

Posted in Eating out & Madrid Restaurants, Madrid de los Austrias (Historic Center), Romantic, Traditional | 2 Comments

Restaurante Marsot – Typically Fine Family Fare

by Ben Curtis Will places like this still exist in 10, 20 or 30 years time? Family run, a little rough round the edges, good old-fashioned food – already these ‘typical’ mesones are increasingly rare in Madrid, and you’ll have … Continue reading

Posted in Chueca, Eating out & Madrid Restaurants, Great Lunch, Traditional | 3 Comments

Madrid joins the ‘pedias

by Ben Curtis Madripedia launched this week, joining the ever increasing ranks of wikis out there on the net. This should be interesting to watch, especially if it enjoys the success of Cordobapedia, which now has nearly 4,000 articles on … Continue reading

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Indian Restuarants in Madrid, by Rafe Jaffrey

by Ben Curtis Rafe Jaffrey has lived and worked in Madrid for over a decade, and is the best Indian cuisine chef in the city (I’ve eaten his food, so I know what I’m talking about!) If you want to … Continue reading

Posted in Asian Food, Eating out & Madrid Restaurants | 6 Comments

Walking in Madrid’s Sierra de Guadarrama

by Ben Curtis Photo: wild horses in the Sierra high above Cotos   This article on walking in the Sierra de Guadarrama (with a treat for Google Earth users at the end!) comes from Graeme at South of Watford. Graeme … Continue reading

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Nothing beats a Vermouth in the sun!

by Ben Curtis …especially in February. Although you have to be very careful with drinking Vermouth before lunch, especially the good stuff like this, straight from the tap with a little added fizz. And even more so when followed by … Continue reading

Posted in Bars and Cafes, Chueca | 2 Comments

Madrid Maps – Metro Map and Madrid Street Maps

by Ben Curtis Street Maps on the web For a fully searchable map of Madrid, the best solution we’ve found it over at – it’s pretty good on the whole of Spain as well. To stick in your pocket: … Continue reading

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