The Plaza Mayor area of Madrid isn't exactly known for its varied cuisine and is home to its fair share of tourist traps. Surprisingly, it's also a great place for traditional Madrid foods (think fried calamari sandwiches and suckling pig). But if you want a sit down meal and a … [Read more...]
I've called Madrid home since 2011 and love exploring its countless corners. Here you'll find my Madrid tips for restaurants, day trips, museums, parks, gardens, markets and more! I hope you'll love Madrid as much as I do.
We're halfway through August here in Madrid and, luckily, it's been a much cooler month than we're used to. Today's high? Only 90°F/32°C. Sounds hot, but last year it was a whopping 98.6°F/37°C. While cooler temperatures certainly help the quality of life for those of us living … [Read more...]
I continue on my search for the best Thai restaurant in Madrid, and I'm happy to say that I might have found it! Tied with Pui's Thai Tapas for my favorite Thai food in the city, Maiia Thai wins points for being an excellent deal and having a bit more ambiance than tiny … [Read more...]
It was the last day of my parents' nine day visit and we were all pretty exhausted. We'd been pinxto hopping through San Sebastian, toured the enormous cathedral in Burgos, and walked the streets of Madrid until our feet begged us to stop. So when my father suggested spending his … [Read more...]
The day Vietnam Restaurante opened its doors on Calle Huertas it had already created quite a buzz among fellow expats in Madrid. This new eatery in the trendy Letras neighborhood had the power to fill an enormous gap for many of my fellow Americans-- pho had finally arrived to … [Read more...]