Elena Quintero

Madrid

Spotter since 2014

My spots (26)

Microteatro por dinero – More than short plays

"Microteatro por dinero" in Madrid is simple: 15m² - 15-minute plays - 15 spectators. It's a new way to to go the theater. What a thrilling experience!

arts&culture
Art & culture
bars
Bars
theater
Theaters

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Elena

Quintero

Quesería Cultivo – You're welcome cheese lovers

"Quesería Cultivo" is a cheese shop in Madrid where you can find a wide artisanal selection. My protip: do get some bread from two numbers down the street.

shopping
Shopping

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Elena

Quintero

La Hummuseria – For hummus lovers

"La Hummuseria" is a vegetarian restaurant in Madrid made for hummus fans like me! My favourite's the one with mushrooms. Protip: say yes to the egg...

restaurants
Restaurants
snacks
Snacks

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Elena

Quintero

Bosco de Lobos – The architects' refuge

"Bosco de Lobos" in Madrid is 'a bar that serves Italian food in a garden. It's a brunch and meeting place...' My favorite though, is their 'library'...

restaurants
Restaurants

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Elena

Quintero

Sala de Despiece – Unique gastronomique experience

"Sala de Despiece" Madrid defines itself as "a bar with a kitchen and a great tasting of raw materials". Once I was there I understood.

bars
Bars
restaurants
Restaurants

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Elena

Quintero

Harvey's Cocktail Bar – Welcome to the '50s

"Harvey's Cocktail Bar" in Madrid makes me feel as if I've entered an American vintage speakeasy. Unlike new hip retro chains, this one feels authentic...

bars
Bars
restaurants
Restaurants

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Elena

Quintero

La Casa del Bacalao – Tradition from the sea

"La Casa del Bacalao" is a tiny, traditional fish shop behind Madrid's Calle Preciados. These guys explained to me how to cook my own codfish...

shopping
Shopping

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Elena

Quintero

Cineteca de Madrid – A different kind of cinema

"Cineteca de Madrid" is an incredible movie theater inside the contemporary art center 'Matadero de Madrid'. Indie film and documentaries for 4€...

cinema
Cinema

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Elena

Quintero

About me

About me
My name is Elena. I’ve studied journalism and cinema, and I’ve been travelling since I was a newborn. My parents instilled in me their passion for travel, and I’ve travelled around Europe and USA. I’m the one that always organized the family trips and that’s how I heard about Spotted by Locals, because it perfectly fits the way I like to travel.

I love cinema, art, fashion, dancing, and eating! But above all, I enjoy myself the most when I’m discovering new fantastic places around me to go to with my friends.

Why Madrid?
What I love the most about Madrid is that no matter what you are up to, what your age is or your interests are, you can find something to do. Do you want to watch a movie in an old slaughterhouse transformed in a contemporary art center? You got it. An incredible sunset view of Madrid while drinking a fancy cocktail? Of course! An authentic Chinese restaurant under the Gran Via? Yes!

Since I moved to Madrid in 2008 I’m always on the lookout for new, cool, unusual and original places. I read blogs, magazines, fanpages and I walk around the city. My “new places to go” list never ends and that is because Madrid is a city that never stops surprising you.

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