Madrid—The Beating Heart of Spain

This article was excerpted from The Wall Street Journal’s Insider’s Guide to Madrid   The third most populous city in the European Union, Madrid boasts an old-world elegance that is rare, yet prevalent in so much of the city, from its gardens, such as Casa de Campo, which is several times the size of Central [...]

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Global Grill and BBQ Survery-Asadors, Burgers and some “2nds”

A long time ex-pat in Madrid responded to our Grill and BBQ Survey by reinforcing the previous selections  with a second vote of confidence for  Asador Donostiarra (If you only had one to go to!) and El Fronton and contributing some additions that look great, one with Argentinian meats and the other-a good old American [...]

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Asadors in Madrid-Global BBQ and Grill Survey

My Spanish members  have jumped in with both feet and strong opinions about great grills or parillas restaurants-called Asadors in Madrid-now I always remember Asador Donostiarra (see specific blog on it) which they reinforced as a great one but Pablo and Alejandra jumped in when they saw our ‘hot coal survey with the following: www.asadorfronton.es [...]

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IROCO-Outdoor Dining at its Finest

In my opinion one of the most beautiful terraces in Madrid.Now yhat summer is here this terrace is a mixture of sofistication and glamour.Price and quality are excellent.This terrace is a must see.It belongs to GRUPO SIGLA ,VIPS,a big restaurant bussines in Madrid. Reserve in advance. Telephone : +34 914317381 Calle Velazquez Nº18 By the [...]

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Asador Donostiarra- Best Grilled Meats in Madrid

How can you beat, grilled meats, really great grilled meats, grilled seafood, beer, wine, comfortable setting, movie stars and soccer stars? You can’t and Asador Donostiarra is the #1 Asador in Madrid Two Locations: Plaza Angel Carbajo,6 , 28020 Madrid, (34) 91-570-9651 or 91 Infanta Mercedes, 79, 28020,Madrid, (34) 91 579-0871

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La Trainera-My Favorite Type of Seafood Restaurant

La Trainera is one of my top five places for seafood in the world. Big tanks of shellfish, Meditearrean lobster, giant gambas, langoutinos. You go up say “give me five of those, three of those” grilled, broiled, butter, no butter and some beer and pan de tomato and you are in hog heaven–or should I [...]

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When You’ve had enough Jamon-Thai Food in Spain

I never thought I’d write a blog about asian food in Spain but then I recommended Thai Gardens to a friend going to Madrid and I realized that good asian food exists in Spain. So go to Thai Gardens when you need a break from ham and shrimp and paella. And their website is really [...]

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the best batting order in Museums: Prado, Thysseen and Reina Sofia

Not much else to say but to have 3 museums of this quality all so close is unique in the world (I know you New Yorkers shout Metropolitan Museum, Guggenheim and, ah, ah Whitney(?)..come on ok the Modern but that’s 30 blocks away. To Have Valazquez, Gris, Picasso all so close in so many great [...]

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