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Help me narrow down the Madrid list

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With only 7 days this trip, which would you keep, which would you skip, which would you add? (already been to Sergi A's places one time too many, and I couldn't stand Santceloni without Santi, and to many of the old school tapas places (casa labra and so on))

O'Pazo
El Oso
Triciclo
DiverXo (on their waiting list already, but I doubt it)
Punto mx
Lakuntza de Miguel Ansorena
La Manduca de Azagra
La buena vida
Viridiana - we went before and weren't impressed but I hear there's new help in the kitchen that is doing great stuff
Sacha
La Tasquita de Enfrente
Al trapo
Nakeima
Viavélez
Los Asturianos
Alabaster
Taberna Badila

tapas:

Txirimiri
Taberna Tempranillo
Taberna dolores
La venencia
Streetxo
Melos
Docamar
Laredo
Arzabal
El fogon de trifon
Catapa
Evboca
Poncelet Cheese Bar
Puerta 57
Pulperia villalua
San mames (callos)
Casa santona
Jurucha
Sylkar
Hevia
La barra de canadio

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  1. Restaurants. From your list I'd pick three assorted experiences:
    * O Pazo. An unforgettable seafood experience.
    * DiverXO, well-deserved 3 Michelin stars.
    * Sacha is a bistro which never goes wrong, its pickled oysters, its marrowbone with sauce…

    Tapas bars:
    * Either Laredo or Catapa, both in the same area.
    * Puerta 57, Barra Cibeles. Excellent for classic tapas.
    * La Venencia for sherry tasting.

    Self-guided tapas tours:
    http://goo.gl/maps/weziE

    3 Replies
    1. re: JuanDoe

      Thanks! La Venencia never gets old(er), of course.

      1. re: JuanDoe

        I tried to get a reservation at DiverXO and they booked into September...

        :-(

        1. re: CarrieWas218

          I'm guessing they're not releasing most seats in the new hotel location yet.