If you’re want lunch in Madrid, then you should look out for the excellent value Menú del Día (or menu of the day). Most Spanish bars and restaurants offer the Menú del Día which includes a starter, main course and dessert (or coffee). All three courses offer a variety of plates and they also include a drink, be it a beer, coke or sometimes wine – I have been to many places where a whole bottle is offered! Prices are usually very cheap – between 7 and 15 Euros. You should look out for the ‘A’ signs (boards) which are displayed outside bars and restaurants for details of what’s on offer. Even places like the Café de Oriente offer the Menú del Día for around 12 Euros – I love going to the Bar Alameda on C/ Recoletos where you can get a great meal for 7/8 Euros.

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