This article is two years old, but it still makes me hungry.
It’s about tapas in Madrid. As you probably know, tapas is a form of Spanish cuisine consisting of small bites of various delicious things. Tapas can be cold (olives, cheese) or hot (meats, seafood, veggies), and they are influenced by culinary specialties from a variety of cultures.
I actually have never been to Madrid, so I’m not the authority on the Madrid tapas scene (that’s why I read the article). But I do love snacks, and I do love trying different foods when I travel. So it’s definitely on my list to go to Madrid someday and go tapas bar-hopping. The writer of the article has a bunch of helpful advice, such as finding out what the specialty of each particular tapas bar is, ordering that item, eating it, and washing it down with a drink, before heading on to the next place. Sounds like a good plan to me.
The writer singles out La Latina, Plaza de San Miguel, and the streets around the Plaza Mayor as prime Madrid tapas-hopping areas, and he goes on to recommend specific places to hit up.
And of course, Madrid isn’t the only place in Spain to get great tapas. You can get it all over the country—in Barcelona, down south in Granada, Seville and many other places. Any EF College Break trip to Spain will give you ample opportunity to sample the tapas.
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