Restaurant: Alboraya and Los Alpes, Madrid!

So, therefore, after posting about the monuments and sights of my beloved Madrid will go into the places of shopping and restaurant with a series Restaurant: XXX Madrid or Shopping: XXX Madrid. Hope you enjoy them and do try them when visiting Madrid the food and shopping is an experience to behold in lovely Madrid. For lack of creativity ,I will copy this first paragraph into the subsequents posts! ::)

Now I will tell you about two historical and emblematic places of my beloved Madrid. They are in tourist prone center, but a short ride away by metro will take you to these two landmarks of Madrid. Let me tell you a bit about them in my blog, hope you enjoy it as we do

The Heladeria Los Alpes (ice cream parlor the Alps) was founded in 1950. The founders were a marriage of Italian and Spanish and today, their grandchildren continue to run the business and follow the original Italian recipe of their grandfather improved by the second generation of the family.

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They make more than 80 different flavors and select the raw material from those places where it is best: lemons, from Murcia. the hazelnut, from Reus, the pistachio, from Sicily. Everything is fresh and without preservatives . Excellence and personal self-demand have made Los Alpes one of the best traditional ice cream parlors in the entire Comunidad de Madrid. Wide variety of ice cream and also horchatas, slushies, milkshakes, waffles, tiramisu etc

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Their address at Calle Arcipreste de Hita,6 almost behind the Calle de la Princesa before reaching Faro de Moncloa. metro Moncloa (the closest) and Arguelles takes you here. We were up in the area and I wanted to take my sons here so we walk from Plaza de España up Calle de la Princesa to just before you see the Faro de Moncloa turn right into Calle de Fernando el Catolico and then left into Calle Arciprete de Hita to the store on your right hand side. If you take the metro line 3 to Moncloa come out and go away from Faro de Moncloa on your left hand side is the Calle Fernando el Catolico take left and then left into Arciprete de Hita. Enjoy it as we did!!!

Official Heladeria Los Alpes

Tourist office of Madrid on Heladeria Los Alpes

And for reviews on it have it in English for Yelp: Yelp reviews on Heladeria Los Alpes

Now this is a very old drink even from Egyptian times ,in Spain, the origin of Horchata, comes from the city of Alboraya, in the Comunidad de Valencia. It is a typical sweet drink that is usually accompanied by fartons that regulars like to eat by soaking them before in the horchata. It is the tigernut or chufa as we call it in Spain, very popular and we love it each time there. Very refreshing in Summers.

The best is Horchatería Alboraya. Two addresses in Madrid: Calle de Alcalá, 125 (where we tasted right off metro Principe de Vergara metro lines 2 and 9) and Avenida Felipe II, 26 (where we saw it too). The tradition of this place begins with the grandparents, who cultivated their first tigernut in Alboraya in 1960. Then, the next generation founded the first Alboraya tiger nut milk factory in Madrid. Their motto is to develop the best tiger nut milk from the fields of their grandparents and to offer the best artisan ice cream in the city. With great ice creams like the traditional meringue milk flavor, or smoothies like the fantastic mango flavor. Today, the third generation aspires the same work by working only with quality products filled with flavors.

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This is great just where I grew up not far really, not far from Retiro Park on the famous Calle de Alcalà (mine!) and a family tradition at its best. It is just on the other side away from Puerta de Alcalà and not too many visitors go this way but they should, the real Madrid awaits you. And institutions like this one, the very best of Spain in Madrid.

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Official Horchateria Alboraya

Tourist office of Madrid on Horchateria Alboraya at Alcalà

And for reviews on it have it in English here: Yelp reviews on Horchateria Alboraya

And there you go an awesome one two punch in two opposite poles of the wonderful city of Madrid. The Los Alpes and Alboraya are perfect examples why life in Madrid is a dream and visiting an event each time. Hope you enjoy the post and do come for a taste of the real Madrid. You know what I said, From Madrid to heaven and a hole in the sky to look down on it every day!YES!

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

 

 

 

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