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Madrid, Spain

Richard's Recommendations


Casa Paco, founded in 1933 (Reservations required)

Plaza Puerta Cerrada 11 - Known for their superlative steaks and seared in boiling oil before served on plates so hot that meat continues to cook, preserving the natural juices. Located in the Old Town, this two-story restaurant has three dining rooms. In addition to steak, you can enjoy fish soup, grilled sole, baby lamb, or try Casa Paco cocido, the house version of Madrid famous chickpea and pork soup.

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El Pescador

Calle José Ortega y Gasset 75 - Seafood is the specialty here, with more than 30 kinds of fish served, all prominently displayed in a glass case. More info:


Mercado San Miguel

Address: Plaza de San Miguel- San Miguel Market is the most popular market in Madrid since it is located in the center of Madrid, within walking distance from Plaza Mayor. The market is not a traditional grocery market but a gourmet tapas market, with over 30 different vendors selling a wide variety of freshly prepared tapas, hams, olives, baked goods and other foods. Beer, wine and champagne are also available.

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