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Mr. Selfish and I rented an apartment for a week in Madrid. Although we enjoyed cooking and eating our meals in, we couldn’t resist a few meals out since Madrid had so much to offer.

We discovered our favorite restaurant in Madrid by happen chance. We didn’t discover it through researching at Trip Advisor, Yelp, Chowhound, or any other website. We had walked by it a couple of times and decided to try it out. It was cheap and delicious. It was indeed the Paraiso del Jamon (Paradise of Ham).

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We obviously enjoyed the ham. We also munched down at the counter to enjoy the counter special – a sandwich and a beer for 3 euros. Our favorite dish was the huevos rotos, which is basically eggs and fries with a meat (we like chorizo) cooked in a skillet. It’s simple but amazing.

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Mr. Selfish also wanted to take a break from Spanish food, so we tried a Mexican taco place called Taquería Mi Ciudad. It wasn’t quite as good as the tacos from Cancun but I did enjoy the catcus taco.

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We also ate a meal at the Market of San Miguel, which is an indoor market. We had croquettes and a fancy pork sausage. Both were quite tasty.

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Finally, we had lunch at Sobrino de Botín, which is supposed to be the oldest restaurant in continuous operation. They are famous for their roasted suckling pig. I found it to be quite tender and juicy. Mr. Selfish was not as impressed and wanted to go to the Paradise of Ham.

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While we enjoyed these other restaurants in Madrid, we certainly preferred the Paradise of Ham. In fact, when we had a four hour layover after returning from Marrakech, we took the train all the way into Madrid to eat sandwiches and have beers at the Paradise of Ham.