011-34-91-364-0525

La Tasca de Jesus
tapas, moderate,
011-34-91-366-6161

La Trainera
seafood, very expensive,
011-34-91-576-8035

Museo del Jamón
Spanish, inexpensive,
011-34-91-521-0346

Starbucks
coffeehouse, inexpensive
www.starbucks.com

Tsunami
Japanese, expensive,
011-34-91-308-0569

SIGHTS
Museo Nacional del Prado

011-34-91-330-2800

Museo Nacional Centro del Arte Reina Sofía
011-34-91-467-5062

NIGHTLIFE
Fortuny

011-34-91-310-1899

Marula Café
011-34-91-366-1596

SHOPPING
El Corte Inglés

011-34-91-379-80-00

La Rosa Que No Muere
011-34-91-578-3198

WE SAID...
Where we mix and mingle in Madrid



LODGING
Hotel Plaza Mayor

moderate, 011-34-91-360-0606.
Ever slept in a convent before? The former Iglesia de la Santa Cruz (Church of the Holy Cross) was remodeled seven years ago into this stylish hotel in Madrid's quaint historic quarter.

Hotel Tryp Ambassador
expensive, 011-34-91-541-6700.
Old World charm mingles with modern-day amenities at the Tryp, part of the Sol Meliá chain. Even better is its locale, within walking distance of the Teatro de la Opera, Palacio Real, and Calle Gran Vía.

DINING
Al Natural

moderate, 011-34-91-369-4709.
Given Spain's love of all things carne, Madrid can be a tough place for vegetarians. But if you've gotta get your greens, Al Natural is the place, especially for the yummy mushroom and spinach pie.

Botín
expensive, 011-34-91-366-4217.
Guin­ness lists Botín as the world's oldest restaurant (it dates back to 1725). Perhaps that's why it's a tad touristy. Still, it's worth a visit to sample the conchinillo asado (roast suckling pig) and cordero asado (roast lamb) and check out the centuries-old cast-iron ovens.