What to Eat & Drink in Madrid

 

EAT

Some say churros is a breakfast food, we say breakfast, lunch, dinner, any time of the day, besides as a wise woman once said 'Why would anybody ever eat anything besides breakfast food?'. Lucky for us, we were staying near Maestro Churrero and it did not disappoint.

*NOTE - Churros are vegan but chocolate they serve most often is not.

For the most delicious vegan burgers in town, head to Zombie Bar,approved by people with various kinds of dietary inclinations. 

We found Planeta Vegano to be the best place for all our vegan sandwich ingredients needs and more. It’s a mini Whole Foods type of shop where you can definitely stock up on something to eat on the road.

Regarding the famous paella, originally a Valencian rice dish which has become synonymous with Spanish cuisine overall, we have a recommendations on where NOT to go. 

Don’t eat central and around Plaza Mayor. It’s overpriced, paellas are quite underwhelming and the service is not the best. In addition, and this is true to all of the restaurants we checked in this area, if you want to sit at one of the tables outside, be prepared to add 10% extra on your bill. 

DRINK

Circulo de Bellas Artes hosts arts events and exhibitions downstairs but its rooftop terrace has the best 360 views of the city. The 4 euro fare to the top is well worth it. Excluded of the entry fee is the overpriced rosé of questionable quality but luckily we wouldn't really know the difference. We came for the views!

If you’re a cheap ass like us, you will appreciate 100 montaditos. If you know UK, this is proabably the equivalent of Weatherspoons pub chain but even cheaper and with better food.