Lets Do Lunch Amigos!
On our first full day in Madrid we ventured into the vibrant and bustling Plaza Del Sol area. It was an easy walk from our studio apartment that took about 20 minutes. The walk to the plaza was on cobblestone streets lined with interesting shops of every kind, the old architecture of the mainly stone buildings is fabulous! We arrived at the plaza and sat at the centerpiece fountain for a moment to just take everything in. There was a national day of “check your cholesterol” event complete with a very long line of Spaniards no doubt taking advantage of this national healthcare supported screening. From there, we meandered up and down local streets that continually brought us back to the central plaza. We then settled into a comfy table on a side street where we had the following delicious 3 course traditional menu del dia Spanish lunch and bottle of wine for $26 at Dehesa Santa Maria.