We are 5 sisters staying for a week in apt near Opera Metro...pretty tight budget but want to experience the best food/drink that Madrid can ofter given limited funds. We want to cook, eat out, enjoy. We'll be out all day doing museums, etc...what should we pick up on the way home to cook? What/where should we be sure to go out at night; I've researched Tapas on this board..lots of great suggestions, I just want to know if you have any additional ideas given our modest budget and our love of home cooking.
In my experience sometimes museums have great restaurants, and sometimes awful cafeterias...what in Madrid?