What to do in Madrid
The beautiful old market Mercado de San Miguel (Pza. de San Miguel) is, like the one of San Antón, a Madrid market converted into a gourmet tapas bar. The first one, opened till midnight, has small shops where you can have any snack from tapas to oysters, from the typical local beer to the best champagnes. Don’t miss it! It is next to the Plaza Mayor.
And once you find yourself there, visit the Plaza de la Villa and get lost in the small old streets Codo, Sacramento, Rollo or Cordón… our humble Gothic quarter… Afterwards be sure to enjoy a typical local small bottle of Mahou beer in any Madrid pub or terrace, or enjoy good wines and the creative cuisine of Taberneros. This restaurant has a high average price, but you will not regret visiting this Madrid restaurant.
During winter time you will not be able to resist the Plaza de Oriente, next to the Royal Palace and the Royal Theatre (Teatro Real), where you can find of the best Madrid restaurants such as La Taberna del Alabardero (c/ Felipe V, 6). If you like challenges, taste the cocido madrileño at La Bola (c/ de la Bola, 5). Simply delicious. In Lapepa chic b&b`s humble opinion, this popular Madrid dish is better than the one in La Daniela (Pza. of Jesus, 7).
If you are in Sol, don’t miss the croquettes and a piece of battered cod of Casa Labra, (c/ Tetuan, 12). You should not miss the well-known broth or any puff pastries in the ancient and precious store called Lhardy (Carrera de San Jerónimo, 8), established 1839 which maintains the original atmosphere and refined decor. If your budget allows it, give yourself the pleasure of eating in this Madrid restaurant located on the first floor.
If you like to have nice Mojitos and Latin music for dancing, we recommend you a secret place, OSUM, from 23h to 3h am (c/ Paz, 5).