Category Archives: Madrid de los Austrias (Historic Center)

Yerbabuena: Inventive vegetarian cuisine in Madrid

by Julie Espinosa As mentioned in a previous post, eating vegetarian in Madrid is a fool’s errand or a compelling challenge, depending on how you look at it. There are many establishments that throw ham into every single dish and … Continue reading

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Madrid’s Holiday Market and Christmas Tree Shopping

by Amy Menchhofer The holidays are upon us and it’s time to decorate your piso. Christmas trees, holiday lights, nativity scene figurines. Where in Madrid can you shop for decorations? In a word – Plaza Mayor. The scene of a … Continue reading

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Great Menu del Dia Lunch near the Plaza Mayor

by Ben Curtis Everyone who decides to have lunch in Madrid’s Plaza Mayor soon discovers that they have made a huge mistake. The Menu del Dia (lunchtime set menu) is far too expensive and usually not all that good. Walk … Continue reading

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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

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