City specialties to eat:
The specialties of the city are: tapas, patatas bravas, tortilla de patatas, croquetas, cocido madrileño or sandwich of calamares a la romana. Madrid is full of restaurants with food from different Spanish regions such as: restaurants with typical food from Galicia, Andalusia, the Basque Country, Asturias, Valencia, and so on.
Specialities of the city to drink:
Beer is typical in Spain. Especially the Mahou. It is very typical to ask for some "cañas" in a bar. It is the smallest size of beer sold in bars and is usually accompanied by a free tapa. Depending on the place it will be bigger or smaller. In Madrid there is a lot of custom of going out of reeds and tapas.
Wine is also very typical in Madrid. Rioja and Ribera del Duero are the most famous red wines, while Rueda or Albariño are the most famous white wines. In Spain it is very typical when you go out at night to order a "cubata", which is a mixture of some soft drink with alcohol, such as vodka or rum with a soft drink such as coca-cola or red bull.
Hours of lunch: lunch: 14.00-15.00, dinner: 21.00-22.00.