Madrid: Second Plea for Help
Nobody bit the first time around (May 5), so here we go again: I will be staying in Madrid for close to a week in late June. I'm open to any and all of your restaurant recommendations, with an emphasis on moderately priced tapas bars and dinner venues. Thanks in advance for your help.
I'm not sure where you're located, but this month's Olive Magazine (in the UK) has a large piece about eating in Madrid. If you're in the States, I'll be happy to list some of their choices.
I just posted this on another thread, but it seems like it belongs here:
El Mesón del Paisano, corner of Alburquerque and Cardenal Cisneros
about midway between the Quevedo and Bilbao metro stops. A perfectly
typical bar/restaurant with really great food, friendly staff (even
friendlier later in the evening when it turns out they've been drinking as
much as you) and all sorts of neighborhood drama among the regulars.
Highlights: morcilla, mollejas, sepia a la plancha, and a very, very
I've never actually made it into the back restaurant, but ate at least a
third of my dinners in the bar on my last trip.
If you scroll down, I did a few posts on tapas bars in the center--nothing has really changed since then. If you are looking for something more specific (most spots specialize in just a few items, a region, type of food, etc.), I can help you out. There are literally thousands of places here...
Our favorite meal in Madrid was at Valencia, which has delicious paella and is in an interesting neighborhood.