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Cheap eats in Madrid
One of our favourite things to do in Madrid is not to sit out in the various city squares and people watch, or hit Retiro Park on a sunny afternoon... it’s eating! We love the endless selection of food on offer around Madrid, and the low prices that many places charge. Whether it’s a bar, cafe or restaurant, you are guaranteed to eat well in the Spanish capital. Here are our top 5 places to eat for cheap in Madrid...
Museo del Jamón – various locations
Another staple restaurant dotted along the streets of the Spanish capital is Museo del Jamón (pictured above at Plaza Mayor). If you’re a meat lover, you’re going to love this place as there is literally meat hanging from the walls. This is a great place to stop for a cheap snack or a large dish to fill you up for the day. It’s also ideal if you want to grab some food for your own picnic.
El Tigre, Calle de las Infantas, 30
You will find this tapas bar in almost every guide book for Madrid, and just one visit there will soon explain why. If you’re looking for some food and a few drinks on a budget in the city without spending too much then this is the ideal choice. With every beer you order you’ll get a plate of tapas for free. You have no choice in what type of tapas you get, but if you’re on a budget and hungry and not fussy, get to El Tigre! And get there early too as it’s a small bar that fills up very quickly.
Cervecería 100 Montaditos – various locations
You’ll soon realise how much 100 Montaditos is loved in Madrid as you’ll encounter one on almost every corner you turn. The name literally translates to ‘100 sandwiches’ and it does not deceive as the menu is packed full of sandwich options! Take your pick from tortilla to serrano to calamari for your filling, with each option costing just one euro. There’s also a large selection of drinks available, along with offers for an even cheaper beer when you order a number of sandwiches.
Rodilla – various locations
If you’re looking for something cheap and cheerful on the go then get to a Rodilla. Avail of a fresh croissant and coffee for breakfast, or choose from a vast array of sandwiches throughout the day, all for low prices. All tastes are catered for here and there are plenty of branches dotted around the city.
Madrid Madridz, Calle de Fuencarral , 85
You will find Madrid Madridz just by the Tribunal metro on Calle de Fuencarral. Here you will find a large selection of traditional and homemade cuisine along with a great selection of drinks. There’s a real traditional feel to this restaurant too even though it’s surrounded by high street stores and chains. You’ll eat well here without burning a large hole in your wallet!