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Casual, not-pricey, non-touristy eats in Retiro barrio [Madrid]?


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Casual, not-pricey, non-touristy eats in Retiro barrio [Madrid]?

Smorgasbord | Apr 8, 2011 12:04 PM

Planning to stay in Retiro for 2 days in May and am anxious to pick your brains for some restaurants. I've never been to Spain, but have read up Madrid and Spanish cuisine and am excited to eat like a fiend for those 48 hours. I'm aware of the legendary restos in Madrid, but they're above our pricepoint for the trip. We chose Retiro b/c it's close enough to the centre of the city but far enough that we won't be engulfed by the energetic chaos that I'm told Madrid is 24/7. One night will be tapas, but what are some recommended places for 2 lunches [menu del dias?] and dinner in Retiro [Spanish cuisine only]? I've searched the board but I'm not sure I'm finding exactly what I want [or my search strategy is lacking! :) ]... thanks in advance; I'll report back once home again!

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