Category Archives: Chueca

Madrid Neighbourhoods: Chueca, Anything Goes!

by Niels Klok Photo: hanging out in Chueca plaza It has become somewhat of a cliché over the years: neglected neighbourhood with bad name is adopted by gay community and turned hip ‘n’ happening (NYC’s Meatpacking District, or Athens’ Gazi … Continue reading

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I have to go to this bar!

by Ben Curtis What fun! Apparently it’s called El Cisne Azul, specialises in wild mushrooms and impromptu opera madness, and is located at Calle Gravina 19 (map).

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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

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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

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Katie Goldstein on El Tigre

by Ben Curtis Katie Goldstein is a recent college graduate who teaches English to public school kids by day and writes about her beloved Madrid by night. Check out her excellent blog, España Profunda, on the city and what lies … Continue reading

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Why I love eating at Momo

by Ben Curtis There are two things I occasionally miss amongst the wonders of Spanish cuisine: a good sauce and enough chips. Now Spanish meat is fantastic, and best served alone, so that you can savour its wonderful taste, but … Continue reading

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