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Madrid: Second Plea for Help

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DarBar May 8, 2006 06:48 PM

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.

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    sybil May 13, 2006 09:38 PM

    Our favorite meal in Madrid was at Valencia, which has delicious paella and is in an interesting neighborhood.

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      butterfly May 9, 2006 06:56 AM

      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...

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        Jef May 9, 2006 04:18 AM

        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
        good cochinillo.

        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.

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          zuriga May 9, 2006 02:30 AM

          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.

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            JBC May 8, 2006 07:29 PM

            Click on the link below for a recent post (4/19/06) on Madrid:

            Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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