Am just back from a weekend in Madrid where we ate wonderfully well -- La Terraza del Casino and Asador Fronton. We then got mugged right outside Asador Fronton which was not the best end to a wonderful meal!
So to all those headed to Madrid, the other posts on Asador Fronton are absolutely on target -- this is seriously good food -- but consider having the restaurant call you a cab when you are done!
Also a note of thanks -- we spent two weeks in December in Spain two years ago and ate wonderfully well everywhere thanks to a number of hounds from this board. In particular, Kathryn Callaghan's long post on Seville (June 19, 2000) is an absolute gem. We still think longingly of the Taverna del Alaberdaro and the tapas bars in the Triana.