If you can actually make it through the door, order a beer or a cider and marvel at the hefty tapas that come with it – patatas bravas, jamón serrano, Spanish omelette… it's all free, and each plate varies (and gets bigger) with each round. The bar itself is incredibly noisy and always absolutely rammed. But it does disprove the theory that there's no such thing as a free lunch.
Set lunch menus for less than €10, budget dishes that don't skimp on servings, free tapas when you buy a drink. Going out for lunch or dinner in Madrid without spending a fortune is possible when you know where to find the deals. One of the ways Madrid's restaurants have dealt with the economic recession is to offer cheap eats to their clients. With these spots where you can find quality food, pleasant surroundings and prices that will make you and your wallet happy, you can eat out and still be able to stay within your budget to spend what you need on all the things to do in Madrid.