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The place to Eat in Madrid in 2023: The Final Meals Information

Questioning the place to eat in Madrid? Not solely will I share my favourite native spots under, however I’ll additionally let you know the 18 should attempt meals in Madrid so you possibly can make sure to order properly on this foodie metropolis!

Madrid food guide
Welcome to Madrid– get able to eat!

It looks as if solely yesterday Alejandro and I moved from Cadiz to Madrid and began our lives in Spain’s capital. How issues have modified since then! Years later, I really feel like I am solely simply discovering the layers of this unbelievable metropolis. Madrid is a humorous place– there is no Eiffel Tower or Colosseum. At first, it’d appear to be there’s not a lot to do… however do not be deceived, it is a metropolis that by no means sleeps. Retailers, markets, museums, parks, expositions, live shows, theaters, eating places, bars… Madrid has all of it… after which some!

Madrid´s Gran Via is the heart of the city and a great spot to stay when travelling to Madrid, Spain
Madrid’s Gran Vía

I’ve written eating guides for Barcelona, Seville, Cadiz, El Puerto de Santa Maria, and Malaga— however by no means for my own residence metropolis, Madrid.

Why? For starters, Madrid has over 8,000 eating places listed on Tripadvisor and solely 702 issues to do– it is fairly clear how we locals prioritize our free time! For reference, New York Metropolis has about 10,000 restaurants– Madrid is rapidly catching up!

Tapas bars, cafés, and eating places are a lifestyle in Madrid. Locals stay by the mixture of stroll/cease/eat/repeat, and food and drinks at all times go collectively (in Madrid tapas come free with drinks– on the conventional locations). Madrid is a metropolis the place weekends are about leisurely lunches and drinks on a terrace and the place everybody has a (sturdy) opinion on their favourite locations.

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Lunch on a Madrid terrace.

Of Madrid’s 8,000+ eating places I’ve solely tried a small share, and primarily locations within the metropolis middle (I’m consistently exploring new locations for my job planning Madrid tapas excursions with Devour Excursions). Due to this fact, I am going to undoubtedly be revisiting this information through the years, including in new discoveries and taking out those who did not fairly make it.

Sadly, we’re witnessing a time when chain eating places are transferring into Madrid by the dozen, shopping for out the small guys on a relentless foundation. So this information will keep away from these locations, and as an alternative spotlight the distinctive locations that handle to carry on, and put their ardour into what they do.

I hope that this Madrid meals information will encourage you to help these small companies too (and please skip the chains!), permitting this metropolis to remain distinctive.

See additionally: The place to Keep in Madrid

Consuming in Madrid Overview

What I like most about Madrid is that it is a whole cross-section of Spanish delicacies. Nearly every other Spanish metropolis sticks to what it is aware of best– native produce and a really regional fashion of cooking. However not right here in Madrid.

Madrid is a deliberate capital (moved in 1561 by King Philip II) and, due to this fact, turned a metropolis of immigrants that got here from the remainder of this various nation. Right now Madrid is dwelling to the perfect Galician meals exterior of Galicia, the perfect Andalusian meals exterior of Andalusia… and so on. Individuals even declare that Madrid is dwelling to the perfect fish in Spain– although I might take that with a grain of salt!

Whereas it’s certainly dwelling to the world’s 2nd largest fish market, crammed with the freshest catch from throughout the nation, there’s one thing incomparable to consuming seafood with a view of the ocean itself (which, sadly, Madrid cannot supply)!

Working at Mercamadrid
My go to to MercaMadrid, the world’s second largest fish market.

Eating out in Madrid is a real journey, the town is studded with “previous man bars” and ritzy eating places alike. It is even dwelling to the oldest restaurant on this planet (in response to the Guinness Guide of World Data!), Botin.

Not like different Spanish cities the place you possibly can relaxation assured that irrespective of the place you dine, your pockets will undergo minimal harm, Madrid provides all the things from price range to luxurious in relation to eating out. And other than Spanish delicacies, Madrid is a hotbed of worldwide and fusion meals. We’re even dwelling to one of many world’s edgiest Michelin star restaurants– the chef rocks a mohawk!

StreetXO Madrid
The group at StreetXO

To really scrape the floor of Madrid, you want time. I at all times suggest reserving a rental condominium and dwelling like a neighborhood for per week or so (longer if you happen to can!). Resist the strain to hop on the AVE prepare to different cities and cities and simply keep put. You is likely to be anxious with out your guidelines of sights to see at first, however after just a few days of strolling, sipping and dwelling in Madrid– you may be hooked!

As I discussed, the chances are limitless for eating out in Madrid. You possibly can spend 2€ or 200€ to fill your stomach here– much more if you need!

This is the place I’ll help– this information will let you know what to eat in Madrid, and later the place to eat in Madrid. I’ll stick largely to Madrid’s central neighborhoods, locations that fall throughout the M-30 freeway that encompass the town middle. Hope you get pleasure from!


The definition of tapas varies relying on who you ask. Somebody from Seville will declare small portion sizes, whereas in Madrid and Granada they’re free bites that include a drink. Ultimately, tapas is the Spanish artwork of consuming collectively and sharing meals.

  • In Madrid tapas come along with your drink (although that is much less and fewer frequent on the trendy locations). They is likely to be easy olives or potato chips, or one thing extra elaborate.
  • Some eating places have began together with just a few “tapas” on their menus. These are normally smaller parts, much like an appetizer serving.
  • Different eating places (sadly) use the phrase tapas interchangeably with raciones (giant sharing parts). That is deceptive, as raciones are giant plates meant to be shared amongst many individuals. Many vacationers order a bunch of raciones (considering they’re small plates) and might’t end their meals.
  • The value of tapas varies tremendously in Madrid. They is likely to be free, otherwise you would possibly pay anyplace from 2€ to 10€ for a “tapa” to share.
  • Do not assume one definition of tapas– ask for assist. Nobody understands tapas right here in Madrid. Locals ask questions on a regular basis. How large is that this dish? Is that this sufficient meals for the 2 of us?
  • And when doubtful, order slowly. Until you are in a extra formal restaurant, order drinks first (see if a free tapa seems), then order one or two issues, eat and consider (if it is unimpressive change locations!) and repeat. That is Madrid fashion!

Madrid Tapas Tour

My firm, Devour Madrid Meals Excursions, provides a wide range of wonderful tapas excursions in Madrid. Our mission is to convey individuals off the vacationer monitor and into genuine Madrid eateries which are household run and serve actual, scrumptious and never “made for vacationers” meals.

For our night excursions we at all times like to combine the genuine Madrid tapas expertise with one other theme, and we provide a 2-in-1 Tapas, Taverns and Historical past Tour (the place in-between hundred-year-old tapas taverns you get a historic strolling tour of the previous city), a riveting Tapas and Flamenco Tour (the place you be taught the historical past of flamenco over scrumptious tapas earlier than going to see a top-rated present), and a Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour (which is led by a neighborhood wine knowledgeable, and you will go to among the metropolis’s greatest wine bars for tapas paired with 8 completely different Spanish wines)!

Not an evening owl? Our daytime meals excursions provide you with a singular have a look at the native meals tradition by bringing you to the perfect meals outlets, delis, markets, tapas bars, pastry outlets and extra.

And we also have a tour that mixes Madrid’s two most iconic places– the Prado Museum and Botin Restaurant (the oldest on this planet!)– the Behind-the-Scenes Botin Lunch and Prado Museum Tour.

Certain– you possibly can have nice tapas by yourself through the use of this guide– however our excursions are in-depth, and train you in regards to the native tradition and historical past, whereas offering the very best quality food and drinks (full meals). We might like to have you ever alongside!

Devour Madrid Food tours and tapas tours in Madrid
Be a part of us on a meals tour to be taught all about Madrid’s delicacies!

What to Eat in Madrid

The 18 Should Strive Meals in Madrid

I nearly skipped this part, as you would simply say “all the things!” — however, Madrid actually does have its specialties. Listed here are among the most conventional meals from Madrid that it is best to undoubtedly attempt whereas right here.

Iberian Acorn Fed Ham (Jamón Ibérico de Bellota)

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Scrumptious wine and Iberian ham.

That is one thing it’s essential to attempt irrespective of the place you’re in Spain, and Madrid is not any exception! Town is crammed with ham delis, providing all kinds of Spanish jamónes. However don’t order something lower than the perfect for a real gourmand experience– it’s essential to attempt the Iberian acorn-fed ham that’s been cured for 3+ years. It’s an unbelievable, melt-in-your-mouth expertise!

Strive it: Expertise the “ham problem” as you style three completely different grades of Iberian ham and be taught in regards to the variations, on our daytime Final Spanish Delicacies Tour.

Tripe Stew (Callos a la Madrileña)

Madrid Tripe Stew
Scrumptious tripe stew!

Whereas I’m admittedly not the most important fan of tripe, Madrid locals go loopy for this dish. Slowly stewed beef tripe, snout, and pork meat (similar to chorizo, blood sausage, and pancetta) mix for a hearty stew that’s not for the faint of coronary heart.

Fried Pig Ear (Oreja a la plancha)

Frired pig ear in Madrid
Fried pig ear

Madrileños love their casquería (organ meats) and fried pig ear is probably probably the most well-known of all. Once more– not my favorite– however when performed properly can have all the flavour of crispy bacon. Simply attempt it!

Boquerones en Vinagre (Pickled anchovies)

The Mediterranean Diet in Spain includes tons of fish like these vinegar, garlic and parsley cured white anchovies.
Sure, these are anchovies. And sure they’re wonderful!

Madrid could also be well-known for fish dishes, however you’ll discover that the majority are pickled or fried– clear proof of the truth that the town is hours away from the ocean. Whereas contemporary fish would have been unattainable for many of Madrid’s historical past, immediately you possibly can get pleasure from it anyplace. Nonetheless, locals nonetheless love their conventional dishes, like these pickled anchovies that are filleted after which soaked in vinegar and garlic till pickled, then served with additional virgin olive oil and contemporary parsley.

Strive it: You’ll style selfmade pickled anchovies on our Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour!

Soldadito de Bacalao (Fried salt cod fritter)

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Scrumptious salt cod

One other well-known Madrid fish dish, these fried salt cod fritters are debatably the perfect snack on the town. See my suggestions under for the perfect locations to attempt them!

Cocido Madrileño (Madrid Stew)

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Madrid fashion cocido, multi function plate!

Winter time in Madrid means cocido Madrileño, a hearty stew that everybody loves. Many eating places supply it as part of their menú del día (weekday mounted value lunch menu) on both Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Different eating places specialize particularly on this dish! The stew is served in both two or three programs, beginning with the wealthy broth (constructed from hen, beef, pork, chorizo, blood sausage, potatoes, chickpeas and extra!) with little noodles. Subsequent, you’ll have the meats and greens (generally in two separate programs). On the aspect you possibly can anticipate sauteed cabbage, pickled peppers, and generally selfmade tomate frito (fried tomato sauce). It’s essential to get pleasure from your cocido (a two hour plus ordeal) with a hearty bottle of Spanish wine.

Expertise it: Get a tour of the kitchen at Madrid’s most well-known cocido restaurant on our Final Spanish Delicacies Tour!

Cochinillo Asado (Suckling Pig)

Best suckling pig in Segovia
Suckling pig and fried potatoes.

Slowly roasted child pig. That’s what cochinillo asado is, making it an final luxurious. The suckling pigs are solely about two weeks previous when sacrificed, and are roasted solely with water and salt. There are some nice eating places in Madrid to do this delicacy (Botín, the world’s oldest restaurant, being THE PLACE) however if you happen to get the prospect to attempt it in Segovia, that is the place this delicacy originates!

See my favourite cochinillo restaurant in Segovia!


What to eat in Madrid
Porras– the churro’s fats cousin.

You’ll discover churros and porras (two sorts of fried dough) in breakfast bars throughout Madrid. Locals appear to desire the fatter and doughier porras to their skinny and crunchy cousins. The Madrileños dip their porras in espresso, normally leaving the wealthy chocolate to the youngsters. Most locations in Madrid purchase their churros and porras within the morning from a fry-shop (freiduría) and serve them room temperature. I personally have to have my porras scorching and contemporary, however there aren’t many choices. See my suggestions under for 2 locations I like to recommend.

Be a part of us: on our Huertas Neighborhood Meals and Market Tour to attempt porras in one of many solely locations making them contemporary!

Bocadillo de calamares (Calamari sandwich)

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One in every of Madrid’s most well-known calamari sandwich outlets!

Within the month of December Madrid’s Plaza Mayor fills with Spanish vacationers doing their Christmas purchasing. And part of that ritual is a compulsory bocadillo de calamares, juicy fried calamari rings stuffed right into a plain baguette. No sauce, no elaborations, simply scrumptious calamari taste.

Napolitana de chocolate

Just like the French ache au chocolate, this Spanish pastry is a Madrid traditional, and one thing you’ll see in any of the cities pastry outlets and cafés. In my view, there are only a few locations to have one, although do take a look at La Mallorquina (particulars under).

Pincho de tortilla

My favorite tortilla, from our tours!
My favourite tortilla, from our excursions!

An enormous slice of Spanish potato omelet is among the solely Spanish dishes you possibly can get pleasure from any time of day. Breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner– it’s at all times time for tortilla. That is one other dish that may both be unbelievable or horrible, relying on the place you go. Be sure to by no means have your tortilla reheated (which means it’d come room temperature) because the microwave makes it chewy and overcooked. The chains don’t use contemporary eggs (opting as an alternative for liquid eggs from a carton) so do select rigorously!

Strive my favourite Madrid tortilla on our Final Spanish Delicacies Tour, and meet the grasp tortilla maker!

Huevos rotos

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True Spanish consolation meals.

One other yummy egg dish (Spaniards love their eggs) huevos rotos are eggs which are cracked over completely cooked potatoes and simply cooked till the yolk continues to be runny. Typically the dish contains ham or different meats (chorizo or blood sausage) or peppers. This dish isn’t served for breakfast– if you happen to ask you’ll be checked out like a loopy individual!


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Two cañas please!

In Madrid, a beer is a caña— a small glass of about 200 ml. You would possibly suppose you need a larger pour– however the fantastic thing about a caña is that it’s at all times chilly (and generally every spherical brings one other free tapa!).


Where to eat in Madrid
A chilly and refreshing vermouth!

If you happen to aren’t a beer lover, attempt a vermouth, one other of Madrid’s common drinks for the aperitif hour. Vermouth is a fortified white wine that’s coloured with caramel and infused with all kinds of herbs, spices, fruits, flowers, and so on. It’s very distinctive and ideal with the standard tapas in Madrid– ask for a “vermut de grifo” (a vermouth from the faucet) and revel in!

Padron peppers

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“Some are scorching, some should not!”

They could come from Galicia, however you’ll see these small fried inexperienced peppers in bars throughout city. The saying is “some are scorching, some should not” due to the truth that once in a while one in every of these peppers is tremendous spicy (most should not spicy in any respect). Be careful, as a result of these salt-covered morsels are addictive, particularly with a caña!

Caracoles (snails)

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Snails on the market at native markets.

Snails are a really conventional dish in Madrid, normally served in a pungent sauce. I’m not an enormous fan, however in case you are, don’t miss Madrid’s most well-known snail bar, Casa Amadeo.

Gambas al  Ajillo (Garlic shimp)

Eating garlic shrimp in Madrid on a tapas tour.
The well-known garlic shrimp in Madrid!

Scrumptious native shrimp, heaps of garlic, additional virgin olive oil, a spicy chili pepper, and hearty bread to sop up the sauce– that is what gambas al ajillo ought to be! Be careful for affordable variations of this dish, which use shrimp from China (which aren’t regulated for well being considerations) as an alternative of native Spanish shrimp.

Strive the perfect on the bar that claims to have invented them on our Tapas, Taverns and Historical past Tour.

Patatas bravas

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Scrumptious patatas bravas.

Completely fried potato wedges with spicy bravas sauce (and generally garlicky alioli too– simply ask for patatas bravioli), that is the definition of bar meals!

Tour with us: We attempt 10+ of Madrid’s conventional dishes on our Madrid meals excursions (whereas additionally studying in regards to the metropolis’s tradition and delicacies). I might like to have you ever be part of us!

The place to Eat in Madrid

45 of My Favourite Native Madrid Spots

I warned you– there are 8,000+ locations on TripAdvisor alone. It has been robust to slim down my favorites to this list– however right here you possibly can’t go fallacious!

Madrid Tapas Bars & Eating places

A cautious collection of the perfect of the best– from “previous man bars” to trendy tapas, that is my final listing!

Casa Revuelta

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Cod and vermouth, an ideal combo!

The perfect place on the town to attempt cod fritters. It’s at all times tremendous packed– however simply squeeze in, make your strategy to the bar (don’t be shy) and ask for “dos bacalaos”. Wash them down with a caña, and also you’ll be out and in inside Quarter-hour– the right tapas cease!

Calle Latoneros, 3

Meson de Champiñon

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The unbelievable mushrooms on the Mesón del Champiñon

Well-known for his or her grilled mushrooms, that are filled with bits of chorizo and garlic, this historic tapas bar is as quirky as it’s scrumptious. One other place that’s usually packed, simply squeeze on in and order a plate of the “champiñones”.

 Calle Cava de San Miguel, 17

La Casa del Abuelo

Secreto Ibérico-- one of the best cuts of Iberian pork. Melts in your mouth! Enjoyed on our tapas tour in Madrid!
Secreto Ibérico– top-of-the-line cuts of Iberian pork. Melts in your mouth!

Essentially the most well-known place on the town for gambas al ajillo, this conventional Madrid tapas bar is one in every of my favorites, and their restaurant menu is improbable too.

Calle de la Victoria, 12

Casa Labra

Casa Labra Madrid
Yummy cod and croquettes.

One other historic Madrid tapas bar, Casa Labra is known for being the place the place the Spanish socialist get together was based. However other than politics, individuals come right here to chow down on a tremendous mixture of vermouth and salt cod croquettes.

Calle Tetuán, 12

Casa Toni

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Having fun with Casa Toni on a Devour Madrid tour!

One in every of my favourite Madrid tapas bars for conventional plates, Casa Toni is heaven for lovers of the genuine. Well-known for its organ meats, it’s the good place to come back if you happen to’d wish to attempt braided lamb intestines, tripe stew, or kidneys. However after I go, I dive into fried eggplant with honey, padrón peppers, or fried child squid- yum!

Calle de la Cruz, 14

El Sobrino de Botín

Suckling pig at Botin on a Devour Madrid tour!
Suckling pig at Botin on a Devour Madrid tour!

Most likely Madrid’s most well-known restaurant (the oldest restaurant on this planet, in response to the Guinness Guide of World Data), Botin is an establishment and an absolute should for foodies visiting Madrid. The restaurant was opened in 1725, and was a favourite hangout of Ernest Hemingway throughout his time in Madrid. The beautiful restaurant is a museum in itself, which is why we embody it on our tour of the perfect of Madrid, Prado Museum + Botin Lunch Tour. Do not miss the undrgraound wine caves– related to the remainder of the town by tunnels (although not useful, sadly!). The specialty of the home is the roast suckling pig, among the greatest I’ve ever had. Do not rush you expertise right here, and I might suggest going for a leisurely lunch over dinner!

Calle Cuchilleros, 17

Reserve our Behind the Scenes Botin Lunch and Prado Museum Tour right here!

Anciano Rey de los Vinos

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El Anciano Rey de los Vinos– a traditional!

Proper throughout from the Royal Palace, I ignored this place for years earlier than lastly realizing how wonderful it’s! Well-known for its conventional dishes (like bull tail and huevos rotos) it additionally has nice vermouth and pink wines, and its personal candy wine with cookies too!

Calle de Bailén, 19

El Tempranillo

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Wine lovers are drawn into this common wine bar on Calle Cava Baja within the tapas-filled La Latina neighborhood. I haven’t been a fan of the meals right here, however for a drink and a few cured meats, it’s good!

Calle Cava Baja, 38

Casa Gerardo

One of my favorite types of Spanish cheese is cured Manchego!
You possibly can see the crystalized goodness on this cured Manchego!

Go off the crushed path within the La Latina neighborhood and stumble into this native gem. Order a glass of wine and a tapa of a few of Spain’s greatest cheese, and simply be pleased!

Calle Calatrava, 21

Taberna del Chato

Mojama tapa at Taberna del Chato Madrid
Scrumptious mojama, cured salted tuna.

A beautiful addition to one in every of Madrid’s most conventional tapas streets, La Taberna del Chato makes a speciality of small tapas served in chato glasses (small old style wine glasses). It’s essential to style their partridge paté (simply belief me) and their fried langostinos are one other favourite!

Calle de la Cruz, 35

La Berenjena

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The epic burrata at La Berenjena.

Ever since one of many proprietor’s of this tiny bar appeared on the Spanish model of MasterChef, it’s not been a hidden discovery. They’ve simply opened a second location in fashionable Chamberí, however it is best to run over to the unique, squeeze in on the bar (there are only some tables) and prepare for a few of Madrid’s most scrumptious meals.

Calle del Marqués de Toca, 7

Casa Lucas

One of the most important Spanish words to learn before visiting Spain: pintxo.
Pintxo of goat cheese and caramelized onions.

One other La Latina tapas bar with nice wines by the glass, Casa Lucas is tiny and comfortable. The meals is scrumptious, and it’s an important place to have a full meal. Reservations are beneficial.

Calle Cava Baja, 30

Taberna Almeria

Tosta de Ahumados
Scrumptious tostas in Madrid.

A well-liked La Latina bar for tostas (toasted bread with toppings), they’re among the greatest within the space. The bar could be very informal and common with a youthful crowd, however the tostas and native ambiance are properly price it!

Calle de las Aguas, 9

El Ñeru

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Fabada, a stew it’s essential to attempt!

One of the well-known Asturian eating places in Madrid’s metropolis middle, I like their menú del día (day by day lunch menu) within the wintertime, when a hearty bean stew like fabada is the one factor I crave!

Calle de Bordadores, 5

Casa Dani

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The image would not do it justice!

Casa Dani is a legendary bar/restaurant positioned within the Mercado de la Paz within the Salamanca neighborhood. They serve one in every of my favourite tortillas within the metropolis (a must-try) and have a well-known menú del día crammed with scrumptious conventional dishes.

Calle Ayala, 28 (contained in the Mercado de la Paz)

Bar La Campana

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The BEST calamari sandwich in Madrid!

My decide for Madrid’s greatest calamari sandwich, Bar La Campana is at all times the place with the longest line at Christmas time. Positioned proper off of the Plaza Mayor, that is the place to go for a really native expertise.

Strive it: After all we style this deal with on our Final Spanish Delicacies Tour— how may we skip it?!

Calle Botoneras, 6


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Scrumptious sherry wine.

One in every of my favourite Andalusian bars in Madrid, Sanlucar makes a speciality of sherry wines and scrumptious meals. Their Iberian pork dishes soften in your mouth, and their cuttlefish stew is one other must-try dish.

Calle San Isidro Labrador, 14


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Scrumptious salmorejo.

This family-owned tapas bar is among the metropolis’s greatest locations to attempt tapas typical of southern Spain. Their salmorejo is a good selection, as are their croquetas!

Get my recipe for genuine Andalusian salmorejo!

Calle de las Conchas, 9

La Chusquery

Pinch-Arte Madrid Salamanca
You may discover trendy dishes at La Chusquerey.

On the lookout for fusion meals? La Chusquery is a good choice, as their dishes mix Spanish and Asian flavors. They’ve an important menú del día too.

Calle Mancebos, 2

Celso y Manolo


One in every of my favourite eating places in all of Madrid, Celso y Manolo does nice meals, largely natural, and has an informal ambiance good for any evening of the week. Their Beefsteak Tomato Salad (chuletón de tomate– pictured) and pink prawns are each to die for!

Calle Libertad, 1

El Cogollo de la Descarga

Scrumptious paprika coated pulpo (octopus).

THE place to attempt conventional northern Spanish meals within the metropolis middle. Simply steps away from the Plaza Mayor, you may discover tender grilled octopus, and hearty fabada.

Calle Lechuga, 3

La Sanabresa

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Scrumptious cocido at La Sanabresa.

A spot trapped in time, La Sanabresa is a “Casa de Comidas” which is principally a Spanish sort of restaurant that appears like you’re consuming in somebody’s lounge. You come right here for the menu of the day, which is comprised of three programs (first, second and dessert) in addition to wine. I am keen on the cocido Madrileño right here, which is served on Tuesday afternoons in the course of the cocido season!

Calle Amor de Dios, 12

Madrid Wine Bars

Spanish wines are among the most enjoyable on this planet proper now (in my humble opinion!) and these locations will certainly pour you one thing price ingesting!


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Scrumptious tapas and wine at Angelita.

My favourite wine bar in Madrid (and at the moment a two-minute stroll from my condominium!). Their wine listing adjustments steadily, they provide a scrumptious free tapa with each glass, and so they have wines you received’t discover elsewhere. In addition they have an important cocktail bar within the basement!

Calle Reina, 4

La Fisna

Wine any evening of the week!

One other wonderful wine bar and small store, La Fisna has a small menu that’s price attempting.

Calle del Amparo, 91

Casa Gonzalez

This quaint Spanish deli and tapas bar is among the most picturesque locations in all of Madrid. We go to on our excursions for a wine and cheese tasting, and everybody loves it!

Calle del León, 12


croquette at La Fabrica Sevilla
Yummy croquettes.

An amazing wine listing, and scrumptious tapas (I’ve heard the restaurant is nice too) a few of which have a Center Japanese aptitude. It’s a spot I at all times need to revisit.

Calle de Santiago, 9

Palo Cortado

Bodegas Gutierrez Colosia sherry
A flight of sherry wines, lovely!

The right place for sherry lovers or individuals desirous to be taught extra. Palo Cortado makes a speciality of sherry wines, and holds frequent tastings of their restaurant.

Calle Unión, 5

La Venencia

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Previous man bars are the perfect!

A unique form of sherry bar, La Venencia hasn’t modified a bit for the previous 70 years or so! Stuffed with locals, this historic tavern was supposedly a favourite hang-out of Ernest Hemingway himself. They serve solely dry sherry wines, just a few tapas, and tipping (or images) shouldn’t be allowed. If you happen to cease by, see if you happen to can spot the bar cat!

Calle Echegaray, 7

Espresso and sweets

As a result of everybody wants espresso and sweets of their lives! Listed here are among the greatest locations in Madrid to get your repair.

Hanso Cafe

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Scrumptious cake and low at Hanso Café

Scrumptious espresso, selfmade pastries and heaping breakfast tostadas— this place is ideal and most of the people comprehend it! Get there early on weekends (round 10am or 11am– that’s early on a Spanish weekend!) for a spot to hang around.

Calle del Pez, 20

Espresso and Kicks

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Finest espresso in Madrid!

Positioned proper close to the Callao metro cease within the metropolis middle, Espresso and Kicks is hidden away on a aspect avenue. It is a tiny place, however serves among the greatest espresso within the space. Nice for a decide me up whereas purchasing.

Calle de las Navas de Tolosa, 6


Alfonso and his group serve the perfect porras and chocolate in town– they’re so good that they are the beginning of our Huertas Neighborhood Meals and Market Tour! Get there early within the day for breakfast churros, or round 5pm for merienda (afternoon snack). In between, they serve a beautiful selfmade menu of the day.

Calle Santa María, 30

Chocolatería San Gines

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Proficient waiters at San Gines!

In each guidebook (for a cause!) San Ginés serves churros and chocolate all day lengthy. The ambiance is nice and the place is a classic– a should!

Pasadizo de San Gines, 5

Confitería El Riojano

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The beautiful house owners of El Riojano

One in every of Madrid’s oldest and most historic pastry outlets, the household behind El Riojano are true professionals. They specialise in seasonal sweets (there’s one for each vacation right here in Spain) and are actually pleased with what they do. We go to them on our Final Spanish Delicacies Tour, the place we begin the morning with their secret recipe!

Calle Mayor, 10

La Mallorquina

best pastries in Madrid
Scrumptious window show at La Mallorquina!

Well-known for his or her wonderful location (proper within the Puerta del Sol) and their heat napolitana pastries (get them proper once they open within the morning for meals heaven!) this is among the greatest pastry outlets on the town for traditional Spanish pastries.

Calle Mayor, 2


I discover that in Madrid we’re spoiled for selection, and go away high quality eating for very particular events. However listed here are two locations price a attempt!

La Candela Resto

La Candela Resto Madrid
Fashionable Madrid at La Candela Restó

Providing an revolutionary and unbelievable worth tasting menu (get there earlier than the Michelin Information does), I’ve solely been right here as soon as however have been desirous to return ever since.

Calle de la Amnistia, 10


I really have not been right here but (trace, trace Alejandro!) however I’ve heard wonderful issues from VERY reliable sources! Headed by famed Madrid chef Diego Guerrero (who bravely left the 2-starred Membership Allard to do his personal factor right here) it is on my shortlist for 2017.

Calle de Regueros, 8

Madrid Worldwide

We’re so fortunate in Madrid, as now we have a mess of worldwide eating places to select from. Listed here are only a handful of my favorites.

Tandoori Station

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A vegetarian curry.

Fingers down the perfect Indian restaurant in Madrid, and nice ambiance too. Reservations far prematurely are beneficial!

Calle Ortega y Gasset, 89-91

Takos al Pastor

This tremendous informal hole-in-the-wall is principally quick meals (no desk service, lengthy traces, low cost), however the tacos are genuine and scrumptious.

Calle de la Abada, 2


YokaLoka Best sushi in Madrid

That is really exterior of the town middle (sorry!) but it surely’s top-of-the-line and most genuine Japenese eating places in Madrid.

Calle de Ávila, 14


House to my favourite burgers in Madrid (and so they have wonderful veggie burgers too). If you happen to go undoubtedly attempt their patatas bravas with selfmade roasted garlic alioli!

Carrera de San Jerónimo, 3

Fiaschetteria la Saletta

Madrid brick oven pizza
Scrumptious Italian pizza

Probably the greatest Italian spots in Madrid, Jonni and Massimo opened this stall within the conventional Antón Martín market just a few years in the past and have been going sturdy ever since. Wonderful pizza and an important worth menu of the day.

Mercado de Antón Martín (2nd flooring)


Nice pizza by the slice on the favored Calle León within the Huertas neighborhood. If you happen to order take away (or they do ship in the identical neighborhood) you possibly can name up for a complete pie.

Calle del León, 35

Maria Bonita

Tacos in Madrid
Tacos time!

My favourite informal Mexican restaurant on the town, the lamb cazuela and cucumber margarita with a spicy rim are a good mixture!

Calle del Olmo, 23 

Restaurante Nuria

I have never but been right here, but it surely’s one other place on my asap listing! This is named among the greatest Ethiopian meals in Madrid. I’ve by no means tried Ethiopian meals, and am undoubtedly intrigued!

Calle de Manuela Malasaña, 6


I imagine markets are a metropolis’s true soul. Madrid has a market in each neighborhood and I at all times attempt to store in them to help the small guys and maintain this market custom alive!

The beautiful Anton Martin Market in Madrid
The attractive Anton Martin Market in Madrid

I will not go into too many particulars of every of those markets right here, however when you’ve got time and love meals, go to each!

  • Mercado de San Miguel (Beautiful structure, extra of a meals corridor, metropolis middle)
  • Mercado de Antón Martín (Tremendous conventional however with new trendy stands too, nice character, metropolis middle)
  • Mercado de Vallehermoso (A mixture of conventional and trendy meals stands, exterior of the town middle)
  • Mercado Mostenses (Stuffed with Asian and Latin American stands and eating places, simply off of Gran Vía)
  • Mercado de la Paz (Go right here for the tortilla at Casa Dani! Within the Salamanca neighborhood)

Know Earlier than You Go – Ideas For Consuming in Madrid

  •  A bread and repair cost is usually added to the invoice and ranges between 1€ to three€ per individual, relying on the place. If you happen to don’t need bread delivered to the desk, specify sin pan por favor, although sadly generally you’ll nonetheless be charged a canopy payment.
  • Don’t take offense when within the traditional tapas bars the waiters appear to be they don’t need to be bothered. They’re not being impolite– simply busy! You usually should be assertive to get a waiter’s consideration– be at liberty to sign him/her over. This isn’t impolite. Don’t anticipate to be requested if you need a second drink, extra meals, the cheque and so on. Simply be assertive and ask!
  • You aren’t required to tip in Madrid, however rounding up the invoice and leaving as much as 10% for wonderful service is certainly appreciated (I at all times tip my servers). Waiters work laborious and earn a really low month-to-month wage.
  • At some conventional locations the menu received’t be accessible in English. At all times order slowly and ask for assist!


If you’re planning to go to Madrid I might like to have you ever be part of one in every of Devour Spain’s Madrid meals excursions or Madrid tapas excursions.

Our excursions are enjoyable and fascinating cultural experiences the place you’ll attempt 10+ completely different meals at a wide range of conventional, family-run locations. Between bites, you’ll be taught loads about Madrid’s distinctive tradition, delicacies, historical past, and traditions. We at the moment supply 5 improbable excursions (and I’m not simply saying that as a result of I helped design them!). They actually seize the soul and id of Madrid, and are numerous enjoyable! You possibly can reserve spots on-line right here: ebook Madrid meals tour.

And when you’ve got extra suggestions for consuming and ingesting in Madrid (the perfect issues to do on the town!), please go away them within the feedback! And if you happen to’ve already been– the place (and what!) did you attempt?

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Narrowing down where to eat in Madrid can be a tall order. Take your pick from bustling tapas bars, iconic restaurants steeped in history, and colorful food markets. And then, of course, you'll have to figure out what to actually order once you're there! This guide is packed with fabulous recommendations for where to eat and what to get when dining out in Madrid. #Madrid #foodie

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