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Where to Get a Delicious Bocadillo de Calamares in Madrid

Where to Get a Delicious Bocadillo de Calamares in Madrid

You’ve heard of paella and cocido madrileño, but there’s one dish that tops them all in Madrid: the bocadillo de calamares. This simple and unassuming sandwich is a local favorite and can be found all over the city. However, not every sandwich is created equal. Here are five spots where you can pick up a…

Where to Eat Authentic Cocido Madrileño in Madrid

Where to Eat Authentic Cocido Madrileño in Madrid

No trip to Madrid is complete without trying the city’s most emblematic dish, cocido madrileño! There’s nothing that better hits the spot after a day of sightseeing than this hearty stew that will leave you full and satisfied. So if you’re looking for a place to get an authentic taste of cocido madrileño, try any one of…

El Corte Inglés Gourmet Experience: a Foodie Heaven in Madrid

El Corte Inglés Gourmet Experience: a Foodie Heaven in Madrid

After you’ve seen all of the typical must-sees in Madrid, it’s time to hop over to the El Corte Inglés in Callao and check out the Gourmet Experience. Covering 1500 square meters on the top floor on the department store, foodies have been heading to this spot since 2012. What exactly can you find at…

Where to Try the Most Authentic and Best Paella in Madrid

Where to Try the Most Authentic and Best Paella in Madrid

Paella is Spain’s most recognizable dish, and by far one of the most popular among Spaniards. This rice dish is quite versatile as it can be filled with any number of tasty ingredients, like meat, seafood, and veggies. Every Spanish mother has their own recipe, as well as every restaurant, so no two paellas are…

FLT Managers Series, Part 1: Exploring Madrid with Raúl

FLT Managers Series, Part 2: Exploring Madrid with Raúl

In the first part of our Managers Series, we are exploring Madrid with Raúl! Born and bred in the Spanish capital, Raúl loves to share his passion for his hometown, its culture and its food on every food tour. In this post he tells us about his favorite places in Madrid, the best food, and…

Eat and Shop in the Best Local Food Markets in Madrid

Eat and Shop in the Best Local Food Markets in Madrid

As any Spaniard knows, Spanish cuisine starts with fresh, local ingredients straight from the neighborhood food market. Spain’s location on the Iberian Peninsula and its Mediterranean climate ensure a wide variety of produce, seafood, and local products all year round. These delicious ingredients are then brought to the local food market, where great Spanish coking…

9 Fantastic Restaurants in Madrid that You Have to Try

Restaurants in Madrid

The author of this post is Cecilia Prieto, a journalist born in the north of Spain that has been living in Madrid since 2009. She currently writes and edits Madlocal, a blog devoted to tourism in Madrid, with a focus on insights to enjoying Madrid as the locals do….

Enjoy the Sights, Smells, and Tastes of a Madrid Food Tour

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For foodies, Spain is a culinary delight just waiting to be explored. The sights and smells of the lively tapas bars, local food markets, and traditional restaurants will awaken your senses. Spanish cuisine is always evolving but stays closely connected to its roots, both in flavor profiles and preparation. Every region of Spain has its…

Tapas Bars and Restaurants with the Best Tapas in Madrid

Best tapas in Madrid

If you’re looking to get a taste of the best tapas in Madrid, you don’t have far to look! There are hundreds of tapas bars and restaurants to choose from that offer their takes on Spanish cuisine, both traditional and modern, to choose from. Eating isn’t just to survive, it’s something to be enjoyed and…

What to Do in Madrid to Enjoy the Holiday Season

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The holidays are the most magical time of year all over the world and Spain is no exception! December is an exciting month as people prepare for Christmas, New Year’s and the 3 Kings Day, so it’s no surprise that there are many activities to see and do. In Madrid, you will find no shortage…