Ham is King

Not the usual ham most of us know. Acorn fed, dry cured Iberian ham is the Spanish obsession!

The Menú del Dia, averages €10 for a three course lunch including a drink. This is just the first course!

Overflow! Bars get so crowded customers take to the street with their drinks.

Wild mushrooms with fried egg.

The Food . . . Eating Out

The Cafe Society

Madrid is bursting with tapas bars, old-fashioned cafés and smart international restaurants so you'll never go hungry. Tapas are a way of life, all day long and into the night. Here at the Plaza Santa Ana hundreds are out for an early evening tapa.

Foodies in Plaza Santa Ana, Madrid

Thousands of restaurants, cafés and bars

Old style and modern restaurants provide a wide choice in dining wherever they fit...
tucked away in a lane this café finds room for a few outside tables among the beer barrels.

Modern cafés offer everything from light snacks, espresso, beer, wine and cocktails to full meals. 

Estay Picchos, Madrid

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