This place dominates over Barca... better food, cheaper drinks and less tourists (I consider myself a local now that I have been here for two weeks and my spanish vocabulary has extended to over 20 words).
Market food the way to go here... think of Paddy markets on steroids with the best quality you could imagine (except the beed). For some reason they managed to butcher the beef but everything else is great.
Weather is also cracking, only one complaint! I only booked in two nights in Madrid and should have stayed for a least a week to sample the thousands tapas and wine bars.
Last thing to do before I leave is check out the Real Madrid stadium...