What typical restaurants, food delivery services, and/or takeout options are popular among expatriates?

At least in the city, you could visit every restaurant in your neighborhood and barely make a dent. There's obviously tons of Spanish, lots of Italian, a little Mexican and Latin American, Chinese, Japanese, burgers, fast food chains, steak houses, etc. There is an abundance of takeout choices. - Sep 2019


There are good restaurants all over. Uber eats, Glovo, and deliveroo offer delivery services. - Jun 2019


Good question. We like to eat locally. But there is a variety of international options here - especially Asian (sushi), some Thai, Indian, and Italian. But most places open around 8:30 - so we cook at home, or go out for lunch. But it is easy to get food delivered if you don't mind eating a bit late. - Mar 2017


McDonalds, Burger King, KFC, TGI Fridays, and others. They are a bit more expensive than in the States. - Apr 2012


Yes. Expensive. - Nov 2011


Yes, we have McDonald's, Burger King, Starbucks, Tony Roma's, TGIF, and Hard Rock Cafe. A bit more expensive than USA. - Oct 2011


McDonald's, BK, and KFC at about the same prices as US. Also Tony Romas, TGIF, and Hard Rock Cafe that all serve smaller portions than in the US and charge more money. You can eat tapas (and get full) fairly economically. The embassy has a well-stocked commissary, and the military base at Rota is six hours away if you want to go and get a big load of things. We cannot find any good Chinese or Mexican food. - Aug 2010


Fast food - McD, Burger King, and Pizza Hut. Cost is more than in the states. Restaurants, with the exception of fast food, close between 4 and 8 pm. Lunch is served between 1:30 and 4pm. - Feb 2009


All fast food is available. Spanish food is some of the best there is and you can eat at Michelin starred restaurants in Madrid. Tapas and pintxos are readily available. Food costs money here. - Jan 2008


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