A taste of Madrid: the ultimate food guide

Okay I confess I love MY FOOD! But what I love even more is food when travelling, everything seems to taste juicer and fresher, I guess a lot of that has to do with the climate.  You will not catch me ever eating fish and chips anywhere but England, THEZRW is all about immersing yourself in local culture.   Having come back from Madrid under a month ago I am still revelling in all the amazing food I ate.  If you want to know how to eat a local in Madrid here is your ultimate guide


San Miguel, thezrw zoe luxury and travel blogger


I am usually saying Champagne, Champagne, Champagne. However when in Madrid you say Cava, Cava, Cava.  Within San Miguel market there is a little wine bar on the far right hand corner that serves amazing chilled cava. Who needs Champagne? I do but not when you get a crisp glass of Cava for the grand price of 3 Euros.  You will be foolish not to guzzle guzzle.


San Gines Madrid luxury travel blogger zoe


You cannot go all the way to Madrid and not eat Churros from Chocolateria San Gines.  This place has been around since the 1800 and what they don’t know about chocolate and churros you actually do not need to know.  The churros is crisp and freshly made and the chocolate is as close to heaven as you will get on earth.


You can get some great Paella in Madrid and Aftab and I were really fortunate that our concierge from The Principal Madrid recommended this fabulous local restaurant called Taberna La Carmencita.  This restaurant is a must visit on any trip to Madrid.  The paella was absolutely divine……ps this was all just for me.



When in Rome do as the Romans.  Madrid is a foodie heaven as you can just eat delightful morsels of fabulous food all in the name of saying you are eating tapas. The worst thing is no one counts and the best thing no one judges.  I had the best Tapas in San Miguel market and would highly recommend it. No trip to Madrid is safe without tasting the delights in the market.


Who goes to Madrid and doesn’t drink Sangria. That’s like going to Rome and not eating Pizza.  Sangria can pretty much be found anywhere in Madrid, but I really enjoyed the sangria I had in San Miguel food market.

Do you like to eat like a local when you travel? Zoe x





  1. October 3, 2017 / 5:23 pm

    Love cava. Love churros. Love sangria. Love tapas. Love paella. LOVE MADRID!

    • thezrw
      October 4, 2017 / 12:17 pm

      Love love love Madrid x

  2. October 3, 2017 / 6:41 pm

    This has made me hungry! It all looks fantastic, I love eating like a local when I go away, nothing better!

    • thezrw
      October 4, 2017 / 12:17 pm

      It’s the best and arguably only way to eat when abroad

    • thezrw
      October 8, 2017 / 9:18 pm

      I never thought of it like that, but I guess its hard for things to taste amazing after a 10 hour flight. xx

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