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Terramundi restaurant Madrid

Restaurante Terramundi: A Galician Menu of the Day for Big Eaters

I'd been hearing people talk about a wonderful menu of the day at Restaurante Terramundi, located just a few blocks from my house in the center of the Literary Quarter. When Ale's aunt came into town for a quick lunch, it was the perfect time to try it for a menú del día. The restaurant has a … [Read More...]

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Spanish salad recipes

Tuna Belly, Blood Orange and Avocado Spanish Salad Recipe

Ventresca de atún (tuna belly) is a gourmet canned product here in Spain that puts your average can of tuna fish to shame. Especially when it’s a can of wild Atlantic bluefin tuna (ventresca de atún rojo salvaje), fished by the old Phoenician method called Almadraba. I received a can of this delicious tuna as [...]

tapas bars in Barcelona

La Pepita: A Barcelona Tapas Bar in Gracia

We had just arrived in Barcelona for a whirlwind four-day trip and we were absolutely starving. We were staying in the hip Gràcia neighborhood, home to plenty of restaurants, but I’d already scouted one out that was only steps away from our hotel. La Pepita is highly rated on sites like Tripadvisor and Yelp, so I [...]

Madrid food blog La Tona

La Toná: A Piece of Andalusia in Downtown Madrid

I walk through Madrid’s historic taverns district nearly everyday, often stopping in some of my favorite tavernas with groups on a Madrid Food Tour. The area (mainly consisting of Calle Victoria, Calle de la Cruz, Calle Nuñez de Arce, Calle Álvarez Gato, and Plaza Santa Ana) is home to some timeless taverns that offer consistency [...]

Can Cargol Barcelona reviews

Can Cargol: Traditional Catalan Food in Barcelona

When my friend Mariana told us to trust her when it came to our Barcelona dinner plans, I breathed a sigh of relief. I truly enjoy researching restaurants and (as a bit of a control freak) I like being in charge of where we go, but sometimes it’s nice to leave things to someone else! [...]

gambas al ajillo recipe, garlic shrimp recipe

Gambas al Ajillo Recipe (Spanish Garlic Shrimp)

When my mother-in-law makes gambas al ajillo, everyone seems to be right on time for dinner. We scarf down our salmorejo and croquetas de jamón– first courses that are only a buffer before the true plato del día. Her gambas al ajillo are fantastic, rivaled only by the ones at Madrid’s famous Casa del Abuelo [...]