Posts tagged madrid food scene
Dig In With Much Bites: Navigating Madrid on a Budget

When you eat out so much, you learn a thing or two about doing it in Madrid, on a budget, especially when those purse strings need extra tightening. However, this does not mean settling for less. So, how do I reconcile eating out with eating well and on a shoe string budget? Let me share a place or two that have enabled this seemingly impossible endeavour to flourish, repeatedly at that. 

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Mola Mucho: The Big Banh — Vietnamese Sandwiches with a Twist

Malasaña is a gem of a neighborhood, and if I tried to keep up with every new boutique, restaurant, or café I’d literally go mad, or broke…  which would inevitably drive me mad. There’s just so much goodness in that neighborhood, and like the greedy Pokemon that I am, I have an intense desire to catch (read: eat) them all!

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3 Ideas Originales Para La Primera Cita

This post is as much for women as it is for men: everyone wants to have a fantastic first date. Even though the ideas that I’m going to give are related to Madrid, they are universal and can be modified for your own cities. Either way, the main point is to plan your date or at the very least have some ideas in mind. There’s nothing worse than meeting someone and spending twenty minutes asking: But, what do you want to do?

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Dig In With Much Bites: Celicioso — A Gluten Free Haven

This world is completely full of gluten. All the yummy things come littered with gluten; cupcakes, pasta, beer, you name it — gluten, gluten and more gluten. If it has no gluten, can one who is seriously coeliac guarantee that what's on offer has been prepared in a gluten free environment, free from all possible gluten contamination?

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Dig In With Much Bites: A Menu del Día Thats Worth It

La Colonial de Huertas is a Cuban joint with a mix of vibrant heat, super fresh ingredients and a pure, unadulterated passion for the art of filling a plate. This place offers a home-grown, no frills experience with Pura the chef at the heart of all the yummy food. It's impressive six day a week menu includes Cuban favorites such as Arroz a la Cubana, Cuban-style spaghetti with a meat packed sauce and green olives amongst other things called picadillo and the house specialty, Ropa Vieja – a shredded beef stew in a delicious tomato sauce; oh so tender and oh so flavorful.

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Mola Mucho: Cutzamala Mexican Restaurant

Cutzamala is a Mexican restaurant with dishes that make my heart smile such as chilaquiles, tacos al pastor and aguas frescas like hibiscus infused drinks and nachos to snack on. What makes this place different? Um, who else used to take advantage of family trips to Sam’s Club to eat all the samples?  Raise those hands, people! There’s something wonderfully exciting and soothing about eating dinner in a market. 

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Dig In With Much Bites : Goiko Grill

"One of our goals is to make Goiko Grill your second home and to convert you into a Goiko Grill burger addict," publicly asserted Goiko Grill. "Yeah right," I said. Little did I know that I would become an addict to these burgers. I honestly don't know what it is but I cannot stop going to Goiko Grill. Since my first visit to this place way back when, I have struggled eating other burgers. 

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Mola Mucho: Slow Mex Mexican Restaurant

Madrid, you never cease to amaze me. There’s no shortage of restaurants in this city; however, I am a true believer in quality over quantity. Every dining experience won’t be perfect, but when I’m spending my hard-earned euros, and setting aside time out of my day, I think it’s more than fair to have certain standards and expectations. I expect friendly and knowledgeable staff, ambiance, and fresh food for a reasonable price.  I’m so pleased to say that my dining experience at Slow Mex, a new restaurant on Calle San Vicente Ferrer, was absolute perfection. 

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Dig In With Much Bites: Takos Al Pastor

Adult that I am, believe you me that I had never eaten tacos until last September in New York. As I ate this flavorful piece of corn flour tortilla and meat relish, I found the flavor explosion just WOW!! As recommended, I squeezed some lime and added the accompanying chilli sauce. As I took the second bite, I could only ask myself, "Why on this green earth had you never eaten this before?" Sadly, my friends forbade me from eating more tacos because we were on a food crawl around New York, and to fully enjoy it, I had to eat tiny amounts at every stop.

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