Adapt To The Schedule (4/11)

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Spanish have later meal times than many of us are used to, with several smaller snacks in between.

A typical lunch is from 2pm and is the biggest meal of the day, often times being three courses.

You would have a later afternoon snack from 5pm, or possibly drinks and tapas (aperitivos) after work before finally having a small dinner around 9:30 or 10.

The sooner you get on the Spanish eating schedule the more likely you are to be able to better interact with locals. You’ll stick out as a tourist if you turn up for a 7pm dinner!

Contributor: Nathan Aguilera from

Written by James Metcalfe

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  1. If you turn up to eat in Madrid at 19h you will have a lot bigger problem than looking like a tourist- you simply will not eat.

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