Going out for dinner in Madrid

By | 30 May, 2011 | 0 comments

As a capital city Madrid has a great variety of eateries, offering national as well international cuisine. However, one can’t visit the great city without dropping by Restaurante Botin, the oldest restaurant in the world (1725). This restaurant offers the best of Mediterranean and Spanish cuisine.

Just outside Plaza Mayor you will find the restaurant Las Cuevas de Luis Candelas. You will be welcomed by an actor dressed as the famous bandit Luis Candelas, patrons get the chance of a picture with Mr Candelas. Inside the restaurant is very cosy and offers a varied menu as well as tapas menu.

La Barraca, founded in 1935, is possibly the best paella restaurant in Madrid. Paella is a traditional rice dish from Valencia, it can be made with seafood, meat or vegetables.

Madrid has also become a melting pot of cultures in the last few years, and one of the best places you can see it is in restaurants. In this city you will also find very good Moroccan style eateries like Al-Hoceima in Calle Farmacia, this 20 years old establishment offers some of the best cous-cous dishes in town.

Indian food, although relatively new to Spain, it’s an up and coming sector. A good example is Guru in Calle Echegaray, it offers good food at reasonable prices, Delhi in Calle Duque de Osuna is also a good example of modern Indian cuisine in Madrid.

Last but not least, eating out in Madrid is made easy with La Bola, a restaurant that serves the Madrilian dish par excellence, cocido madrileño. However, this dish is not for the faint hearted as the popular Spanish dish consists of a broth with noodles followed by chickpeas with meat and chunks of fat.

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