Thanks very much for your message about heat and shade. I saw it and thanked you for it and then both posts were bumped.
I also wanted to say that I've appreciated your posts in the last year, during which I've made four visits to Madrid - this will be the fifth. I'm hooked.
All the best, Julie
No problem, Julie... I'm sure this one will get bumped, too! Watch out, you might just end up not going home like some of us...
I'll have to check out the Prado's new restaurant... they really had nowhere to go but up. There's a Peruvian place "El Inti de Oro" not too far from there that has had a good menú del día when I've been during the week.
I was wondering about El Inti de Oro. I read something good about it on another website - if you like it, I shall go there. Are they open in the evening?
The Prado cafeteria is a lot airier than the old basement eatery. The bean soup was good - can't vouch for anything else.