Good Pub Grub in Madrid?
I am a US expat living in Madrid and though I love the tapas and the Spanish cuisine, and, at the risk of being a bit gauche,sometimes need my fix of US bar favorites. I have been very disappointed with what I have found and am hoping someone can give some suggestions. My favorites are buffalo wings and nachos. I have tried the buffalo wings at Alfredos (disappointing) Hard Rock (great but place is very touristy) and nachos around but still have not found the best. Thoughts?
Try Home Burger Bar in Chueca and Tribunal <http://homeburgerbar.com/> for good, close-to-American-style burgers. The only other stuff I've found that could fit your bill are the chains: Tony Roma's for ribs (I think there are a few locations) and on the same front as Hard Rock, there's T.G.I.Fridays. For nachos, try some of the Mexican places like La Panza es Primero <http://www.lapanzaesprimero.com/> or La Mordida <http://www.lamordida.com/>. Under no circumstances go to Foster's Hollywood.
Fast Good has pretty good burgers. I wasn't too impressed with Home. Polly Sue's is another diner-like place with two locations. For wings... I'd recommend learning to make them. You can get the wings really cheap and it will be a lot better than what you'll find anywhere else. There used to be wings place over by Plaza de España, but I think it may be no more (it was on the side street where Alphaville is--name escaping me at the moment). You can also get good corn tortilla chips at the little Mexican store around the corner from Taquería Alamillo on c/Segovia. They also sell them at most herbolarios.