Madrid Wine and Food

Wine lovers visiting Madrid: I feel your pain!

March 10, 2010

See my Dec 2012 update to this post with my favorite wine spots and best wine bars in Madrid! I get a ton of requests for wine resources from visitors to Madrid.  We originally offered sign-up classes on Monday nights to address that need partially but unfortunately no longer do.   Madrid is still a town sadly lacking in tasting […]

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Madrid Wine Places: Taberneros

March 18, 2009

Taberneros is wine bar I used to visit often, but it somehow dropped off my tapas route.  Plaza Mayor in central Madrid…they have no website (!), but are on google maps.   We visited the other day with some friends and I was pleased to see that the basics were still in place:  great food and […]

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Madrid Wine Places: Estado Puro

February 18, 2009

I’m on a tapas roll!  Yesterday we tried another newish tapas and wine bar called Estado Puro, located right across the Paseo del Prado from the Prado Museum.  A very stylish locale, it offers the innovative and elaborate tapas of famous Madrid chef Paco Roncero.  He’s the chef at the top rated Casino de Madrid.  […]

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Madrid Wine Places: Kulto al Plato

February 11, 2009

I’m always on the lookout for great wine and tapas places in Madrid.  Unfortunately they are few and far between, though the situation is slowly improving.  One impressive new place is called Kulto al Plato, located near the Argüelles metro in Moncloa.  It’s a great combination of a cool modern décor, delicious modern Basque pintxos […]

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Great French food, good prices, at Le Petit Bistrot

November 6, 2007

Love Spanish food, but often it’s really nice to branch out a little.  French food is always a good option, but it’s hard in Madrid to find authentic bistrot food…and impossible at a good price.  A great French bistrot experience can be found at Le Petit Bistrot.  Two locations:  Calle Ponzano, 60 Plaza Matute, 5 […]

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Places: Taberneros Wine Bar

April 3, 2007

Calle Santiago, 9 Hours: from 1300-1600 and 2030 to 0000, closed on Mondays Tel: 91 542 2160 If Casa Lucas is my most favorite wine bar in Madrid (see my previous article), Taberneros is definitely in my top three. I hadn’t been there in a while so I was happy to return there a couple […]

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Places: Casa Lucas Wine Bar

January 25, 2007

Calle Cava Baja, 30 (near Plaza Mayor) Tel: 91 365 0804Though there are many great tapas bars in Madrid, there are a few that stand out. This wine bar is one of our favorites. It not only offers a very high quality wine list, but they also offer some amazing tapas. These are not your […]

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