What to do in Madrid
Barrio de Las Letras
Taberna La Dolores (Plaza Jesus, 4) and Los Gatos (c/ Jesus, 2) are known to be among the best bars in Madrid. They serve beer and tapas in typical madrid style. Old wines and cheese are among the specialties of La Venencia (c / Echegaray, 7), an old Madrid bar that has a great ambience. Fiambres González (c / León, 12) is a place where you can taste good wines. The modern and lively La Mucca del Prado (c/ Prado, 16) is perfect for lunch or dinner.
If you want a picnic in El Retiro Parc, you can have the best takeout food at the vegetarian Madrid restaurant Viva la Vida! (c / Huertas 57).
If you have an urban cultural tourism plan, go to the Plaza Mayor up c/ Prado or c/ Huertas, this is the street known for its bars and restaurants – towards Santa Ana, this street is always lively, day or night.
Another option is to get lost in the neighborhood and discover small old and new Madrid pubs, art galleries and antique shops as you approach to the always interesting Caixaforum (Paseo del Prado, 36). To have a drink in a fancy ambient, go to the Glass Bar at Hotel Urban (Carrera de San Jerónimo, 34) enjoy its hotel summer terrace. The Penthouse, Hotel ME´s terrace (Pza. de Santa Ana, 14) is not cheap, but a good option as well.