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#361 Orik

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 06:04 PM

I’ve been to Mercado San Miguel before and loved it. Is it much different then in 2011? I am having a light lunch there.

I have zero interest in Mexican food or a 3 hour lunch that day.

Thanks for the dinner tips!

 

It'd be really jaded to say it's bad. It's just much more tourist facing / strictly a food hall now than it was in the beginning, but you can still have a great light (or not light at all) lunch. 


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Posted 14 September 2018 - 06:06 PM

Actually, for what I want, a cono of iberico bellota, another snack and something vegetarian for my wife and dine/done in 40 minutes, seems perfect. Most of the day will be at the museum
But given the collective advice on the board, if I can get some pata negra for snacking, I may skip lunch .

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 12:34 PM

I sent my mom to O'Pazo and they treated her like shit. Which bums me out because I love that place.

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 06:34 PM

 What went south?    Seating?   Table?    Timing?    Indifferent service? 

 

Interesting because their online menu is in English so they are supposedly used to or at least encouraging visitor patronage.


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#365 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 07:30 PM

Everything.

Though I partially blame myself.

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 03:23 PM

What's a good area to stay in for a first time visitor to Madrid?

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 04:31 PM

Probably Barrio de las Letras - close to the museums, retiro, atocha, touristy but not overly obnoxious. 


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Posted 09 May 2019 - 04:32 PM

I’d say anywhere within walking distance of Plaza del Sol. It’s a very compact city, all the first-time sights like the Prado are easy from there.

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 05:09 PM

which Barrio de las Letras is basically "walking distance from Plaza del Sol" if you go south. Look for the Plaza Santa Ana on a map.


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Posted 09 May 2019 - 05:38 PM

Yup. Actually I would say you want to ideally be a 10 minutes walk from Sol if you're there on the weekend as the B&T crowd pours in there. 

 

Chueca is nice too but more of a walk to most attractions. (completely gentrified nowadays, vs Malasaña which I love but where we still get plenty of dirty looks if we leave dressed up for dinner in Salamanca)


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Posted 09 May 2019 - 06:19 PM

If UES/UWS is your thing and you don't mind the commute to the museums I kind of liked staying in Salamanca last year.  I mean its barely a commute. But its very nice and quiet and mostly closer to where you'll want to eat.


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