This article is part of a larger series of things to do with four days in Madrid. In this post, I will share with you some of the places you can get food along with places to watch flamenco!

In this article:

  • Chueca
  • Flamenco at Casa Patas
  • San Ginés
  • Lavapiés


Chueca is the ‘gay neighborhood’ in Madrid and is home to the famous El Tigre tapas restaurant and the Mercado de San Anton. It is also a very fashion-forward and artistic area, a great place to eat, and a place that celebrates tolerance and diversity.

Metro: Gran Via

Chueca neighborhood

Flamenco at Casa Patas

You cannot visit Spain without seeing flamenco, a Spanish folk dance that involves singing, guitar strumming, and heavy footwork. During my trip to Madrid, I visited Casa Patas, however there are many places to watch flamenco such as Las Tablas, Café de Chinitas, and Corral de la Morería. 

Casa Patas Address: Calle de los Cañizares, 10, 28012 Madrid, Spain

Flamenco at Casa Patas

Churros & Chocolate at San Ginés

When you are in Madrid you must try churros and chocolate, a popular spanish breakfast food (or late night post-party snack). I ate my churros & chocolate at San Ginés, a restaurant that has been well known for the sweet snack for over 100 years.

San Ginés Address: Pasadizo San Ginés, 5, 28013 Madrid, Spain

San Gines



Lavapiés is a multicultural neighborhood relatively close to many main attractions in Madrid, such as the Botanical Garden and Reina Sofia. It is both economically and racially diverse and although it has a seedy reputation, it is also known for having a wide variety of ethnic foods. While there are many options of food places to choose from, I really wanted to eat Spanish food (when in Spain…), so I ate paella at a restaurant called La Buga del Lobo (Calle de Argumosa, 28012 Madrid, Spain), and it was pretty good!

Paella in Lavapies


Of course this post is just a VERY small amount of places that you can dine and dance in Madrid, however these are some things I definitely feel should be added to your list of things to do when you visit Madrid. I have also written a post about complete post about food you should try while you are in Spain.

Have you been to any of these places before? Can you recommend some others?


 – This post was part of the Sunday Traveler Series