I will be in Madrid with a friend early October for 5 days, October 4 through 8, before moving onto Lisbon then Sevilla. Being a foodie, I have been doing a lot of research via various reference sources. This post is seeking specific feedback for the following 2 topics:
1) Lunches with reasonably priced tasting menus. I have read a lot about Lua and have it on my list of prospects. Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated. We are staying in Malasana but can go anywhere the Metro line goes!
2) Suckling pig. My friend wants to go to El Botin for the suckling pig. I’ve read highs and lows about this restaurant, which is obviously historically popular, yet suffers from tourist-itis. So my questions here are: is Botin worth the visit? Or, are there other restaurants in Madrid that rival Botin’s suckling pig? All comments/recommendations welcome!