I have been a regular reader/poster on Chowhounds/Manhattan since I moved there. I am going to spend August in Santander and then the next year in Madrid (La Latina). When I moved to NY I found that Zagat and the NY Times was pretthy good at getting me started til Iknew my way around. Alas, Zagat is almost useless for Madrid. So can any recommend a decent compilation of restos in Madrid (I assume a search on Santander will turn up the 10 recommended places pretty easily). Obviously want the rests that are exquisite, free, I am the only American, etc. I was lucky to find El Ventorrillo Murciano on this board during my visit to Madrid last week, but there are even more inviting restos within 5 minutes of our flat in Pl. de la Paja than I have at a similar distance in Greenwich Village. So want to maximize my time in what looks like Chowhound heaven.
TIA, and simply pointing me to a url would be great