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Spring just came to Madrid. Sunday evening people are in the streets, many at Puerta del Sol, the main city square.

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Me, too. This time on my own. Went to grab a bite. As it was around eight, I asked a friend where to go to eat well at this hour. The most restaurants start the evening after nine. So I needed a place close to Puerta del Sol and open all day and evening. JMA_Madrid_003As I entered the recommended address I did not expect, that the restaurant may accommodate so many people I saw later on. I ordered beef medium (del torro of course) and a roasted potato, with a glass of red wine. For an aperitif I was brought some kind of sparkling wine and some snacks. As I came in, it was not too many people inside, but a around nine it was full, mainly with locals. It was a good sign.

My supper was great. The meat was a bit between rare and medium. I suppose there are a bit other standards about it in Spain than those I am accustomed to. And I have learned something else, too. As I was proposed a roasted potato (the conversation with the waiter was in English), I assumed I ordered something like potatoes cut and roasted. I was brought however one big sweet potato roasted in a foil, cut and filled with cream. It was a bit of a surprise, but I already learned not to assume too much when travelling. For the good bye I was brought a plain dessert and a small drink (free of charge).

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It was a delicious evening at Puerta del Sol, Madrid.

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