Food in Madrid
Mercado de San Miguel is one of the largest markets in Spain – stop by this gastronomic destination and sample the gambas al ajillo- (shrimp sautéed in garlic) with a glass of vermouth or something sweet such as a kiwi yogurt shot.
If you want to feel the true culture of Spain, then pop by a very busy authentic tapas spot called Daniela Taverna – only the locals hang out here. If you order a (cana) aka beer, they serve an array of tasty free tapas. The croquetas ( creamy crispy potatoes) and the Salt cod fritters were some of my favorite local dishes.
La Bodega Casanova is a vibrant, lively tapas bar full of locals, and they play fantastic music! They are famous for their vermouth and quirky decor, and it was fun just to sit at the bar for a quick espresso and mingle with the locals
El Entro Santos is at the top of my list if you want to experience creative Spanish fusion tapas, They have a cool vibe, trendy crowd, and attentive service. Their food presentation and elegant cocktails are masterly prepared and taste amazing, and it is also Vegan friendly. I bet you will go twice on your trip.
One of the oldest restaurants in the world with cave style charming indoor décor is the Sobrino de Botin. Make sure you visit their 16th century wine cellar and taste some of their local spanish wine.