Foodie Visits

Foodie Visits | Five Senses Palate

Here is a list of some of the places that I’ve had the opportunity to enjoy great food (most of the times). I treat this space like my restaurant journal. I’d like to eventually have time to write about some of the most remarkable experiences I’ve had.  I will focus on the food but I must say that even thou I go to restaurants for the food, the whole experience counts. Ambiance, service, details, how they make me feel. I guess what I am trying to say is that sometimes by going to the most expensive and fanciest places to eat doesn’t guarantee that you will have a great experience; and some other times you can have a fantastic time in the less acclaimed places. If the food is memorable and the experience is memorable then there is a reason to return. And let’s not forget about a very important part of the meal, oh yes, the wine!

I still have a super long list of places that I would like to visit in this lifetime, some are local and some are in faraway lands. That’s what I’d call my Foodie’s Bucket List.

Restaurants are special places where people connect with others and build great memories. Whether you are a regular or a first timer.  We go out to connect with old time friends and new friends, with family, with business partners, for our first date or our 100th date with our significant other. We go out to celebrate special occasions or simply just because. I always remember a great restaurant because of the memories I made there,  specially if I had great food. No matter if the restaurant is big or small, expensive or wallet friendly, with a stellar chef or a simple cook.

Think local wherever you go. Think fresh and share your positive experiences. Spreading the love not the hate!!! 🙂


Madison & Surrounded Areas



A la Brasa Madison
Amy’s Café Madison
Banzo Madison
Bunky’s Café Madison
Café Costa Rica Madison
Café La Bellaitalia Madison
Daisy Café & Cupcakery Madison
Dotty Dumpling’s Dowry Madison
El Pastor Madison
Essen Haus Madison
Forequarter Madison
Fresco Madison
Graze Madison
Heritage Tavern Madison
Imperial Garden Madison
Inka Heritage Madison
Jac’s Madison
KJ’s Curry Bowl Madison
La Hacienda Madison
La Taguara Madison
L’Etoile Madison
Hookah Lounge & Café Madison
Merchant Madison
Nile Madison
Nostrano Madison
Oliva Madison
Osteria Pappavero Madison
Pig in a Fur Coat Madison
Red Sushi Grill Madison
Sardine Madison
Takara Japanese Restaurant Madison
Takumi Restaurant Madison
The Cooper Tavern Madison
The Great Dane Madison
The Nitty Gritty Madison
The Sushi Box Madison
Surco Peruvian Food Cottage Grove
La Concha Fitchburg
Veranda Fitchburg
Restaurant Muramoto Middleton
Gino’s Italian Deli Middleton
Buck & Honey’s Sun Prairie
Salvatore’s Tomato Pies Sun Prairie
Gus’s Diner Sun Prairie
Atlantis Taverna Sun Prairie


Coffee Shops


Ancora Coffee Madison
Barriques Madison
Beans & Cream Sun Prairie
Café Crema Monona
Cargo Coffee Madison
Colectivo Coffee Madison
Java Cat Monona
Manna Café & Bakery Madison
What’s Brewing Sun Prairie


Cities in the U.S.


Bukowski Tavern
Café Vanille



Guayaba Latin Grill



Heidi’s Restaurant
Vic’s Dinning


New Orleans

Emeril’s Delmonico
Café Adelaide
Court Tavern Po Boys
La Boca
Rio Mar Seafood




Bongo’s Cuban Café



Bar Marco
21 St. Coffee
Conflict Kitchen
Grit & Grace
Raymond’s Big Burger
The Grand View Saloon


Cities in other Countries              

Caracas – Venezuela

Casa Bermeo
Casa Urrutia
El Alazan
El Pozo Canario
El Tinajero de los Helechos
La Castañuela
La Cita
La Estancia
La Guernica
La Strega
La Tertulia
Le Galipanier
Mamma Mia
Maute Grill
Mi Pequeña Suiza
Resturante Casa Grande



Madrid – Spain

Arepa Ole
Club Allard – ** Michelin Stars
La Cocina del Desierto
La Maquina de Chamberi
Las 10 Tapas de Santa Ana
Mercado de San Anton
Mercado San Miguel
Taberna La Carmencita


Segovia – Spain

La Portada del Mediodia


Barcelona – Spain

La Esquinica
Mercado La Boqueria
Sukaldari – Las Ramblas


Palma de Mallorca – Spain

Cafeteria Bridge – El Arenal
Restaurant Balear – Port de Soller
Restaurante Cala Blava – Cala Blava


Toledo – Spain

Parador de Toledo


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