During the visit of my friends, the Cobi sisters Lilliane and Girlie, I brought them to one of Madrid’s most fun Sunday activities- shopping (or window-shopping as the case may be) at the El Rastro flea market in La Latina.
After a morning of going through the stalls and buying little knickknacks, we were ready for some nourishment. The problem with looking for a place near El Rastro is that everything is packed, as eating and having a beer or two after shopping is the usual thing to do on Sundays as well.
Lilliane, ever the savvy traveler, used Foursquare to find a place near us where we could have some brunch. I didn’t even know you could use Foursquare for that purpose. I thought it was just an app for checking into a place to let people know where you’ve been. Apparently it’s now a city guide that helps you look for places to go. Always good to know about useful apps for finding places to eat.
Foursquare led us to Martina Cocina, a charming, homey place that was perfect for a morning meal. It was bright and had the perfect post-El Rastro ambience. Thankfully, we found an available table.
Martina Cocina was a delightful find. It’s worth another visit, and I do want to check out their Saturday brunch as well.
Plaza de Cazcorro, 11