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Madrid and Barcelona Restaurant Question(s) concerning where to dine and reservation needs.

burgeoningfoodie | Aug 29, 2011 09:54 AM

Will be in Madrid (near Retirmo Park) and Barcelona (Ramblas not far from Boqueria) for roughly 4 days each.

How far out are reservations needed at the more popular spots (not necessarily most expensive)?

We will be in both cities on a Sunday and are looking for good recs for the big Sunday meals. I don't think that we mind walking or taking a metro to a location.

We will be there in October. Is there anything that is available during the fall/winter that isn't usually available during the spring and summer?

We are on a slight budget and so most of our non tapas meals are going to be in the middle price range. We may do an expensive meal or two in each however. In Barcelona, we definitely want to try some Molecular Gastronomy, but I believe Tickets is all booked up. I've seen Commerc 24 posted a lot (can't remember some of the other ones, but aren't sure of their price range). Also looking for great seafood recommendations. I saw Botafiero, but also was not sure of price range.

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