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Restaurants in Madrid

Unsurprisingly, Madrid is one of the tapas capitals of the world, and dozens of Madrid restaurants serve the dishes. If you want some of the best the city has to offer, visit eateries like El Tempranillo, located near the Plaza de los Carros on the lively Calle Cava Baja, or the super romantic Celso y Manolo, which specializes in Madrilenian street food as tapas. If you’d like a side of history with your meal, be sure to make a reservation at Restaurante Sobrino de Botín, a nearly 300-years-old Madrid restaurant and one of the world’s oldest eatery. Try delicious dishes like roasted lamb and suckling pig while marveling at the restaurant’s retro surroundings. And being the international city it is, there are also plenty of restaurants in Madrid that specialize in non-Spanish cuisine. Grab a table at Bangkok Thai for a taste of the Far East or dip into the Paella de la Reina for rich Mediterranean cuisine. And whatever you choose, be sure to eat to your heart’s content in this hotbed of top notch cuisine.

  • Alboroque

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Star chef Andrés Madrigal is at the top of his game creating nouveau-Spanish dishes for his 75-euro tasting menu (about $96; à la carte is also ava... More
  • Antojo

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Chef César Rodríguez, who trained at Abraham García’s Viridiana restaurant, now heads this market-driven eatery located on a tree-lined street in t... More
  • Arola Madrid

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Part restaurant and part nightclub, Arola Madrid is located in the Museo Reina Sofia (Queen Sofia Museum), which houses a renowned collection of 20... More
  • Asador de la Esquina

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    This smart urban grill house flanks the Santiago Bernabéu stadium with a sweeping view of the pitch. In the turbocharged dining room with blond-woo... More
  • Asiana, Madrid

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Asiana is one of Madrid's most exciting discoveries. Ring the bell and you'll be whisked down to one of seven candlelit tables in a subterranean... More
  • Astrid y Gastón, Madrid

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    This posh Peruvian import may make ceviche the new sushi. Lima-based celebrity kitchen warrior Gastón Acurio, who already presides over a formidabl... More
  • Azul Profundo

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Bar Ángel

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The establishment’s sole victual—a two-inch-high stack of mushrooms precariously united by a toothpick and topped with a tiny shrimp ($1.50)—pairs ... More
  • Bar Donosti

    A tiny corridor of a place where embuchados, plates of grilled goat tripe, sizzling and crunchy, with spicy romesco sauce ($6.40) are served with B... More
  • Bar el Tigre

    At this bar in the Chueca neighborhood, waiters bring a free tapas with each caña—a term for a glass of beer, local wine, or Spanish cider. Because... More
  • Bazaar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Located just off the Gran Via, this casual, inexpensive eatery is set on a busy corner in Chueca, the city’s gay village. The two-story dining room... More
  • Bokado

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Located on the ground level of the Museo del Traje (Costume Museum), Bokado serves inventive Basque cuisine crafted by chefs Mikel and Jesús Santam... More
  • Casa Alberto

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Order the saucy albóndigas with a glass of vermú de (vermouth on tap) slid across the antique onyx counter at Casa Alberto, in a building where Cer... More
  • Casa Lucas

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The taberna stocks the latest emerging vintages (try wines from the Madrid region). More
  • Casa Lucio

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    In 1974, restaurateur Lucio Blásquez opened this eponymous two-story restaurant specializing in Castilian cuisine prepared in a coal-fired oven, an... More

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