Category: Madrid

La Boquería, Barcelona

Help! I’m a veggie in Spain

Vegetarians get a bit of a raw deal in Spain.  This is the country of jamón, calamares and cocido.  In which other country could you ask for a salad and end up with a plate of meat (true story)?  But there is a whole…

Casa Camacho, Madrid

5 Madrid bars to start a night out

“Salí a tomar una cañas y me lié” (“I went out for a few drinks and got waylaid”).  A classic excuse heard all over Madrid bars, and one that explains that phenomenon whereby during the exceptionally hot and sweaty Castillian…

Cafe comercial

Café Comercial, Madrid: churros with the lit crowd

One of Madrid’s most emblematic and traditional cafés, Café Comercial has remained unchanged for much of its 126 year history, with the first credit card machine installed only in January 2013 after many years of valiant resistance.  A favourite among…

la ardosa madrid

La Ardosa, Madrid: spiritual home of the croqueta

A few weeks ago we told you about Casa Camacho, and about how Casa Camacho to Vermouth is like the Batcave to Bruce Wayne.  If billionaire vigilantes hung out in Madrid’s fash barrio Malasaña, that is.  And if they did, they…

Casa Camacho

Casa Camacho: neighbourhood cool in Madrid

  Casa Camacho is one of Madrid’s best authentic bars, and one of Malasaña’s old watering holes par excellence.  Popular with the kind of cool kids who would rather die than get a trendy haircut, Camacho is THE place for…

Mercado de San Nicolas, Madrid Chueca

Top 10 Spanish food souvenirs

Spanish food: our list of the best food souvenirs for visitors So you’ve had a lovely holiday/work trip/booze cruise and would like to pick up some Spanish food souvenirs to take home to your nearest and dearest.  But where to…