Restaurants in Madrid

Richard Phibbs

Family-run spot popular with locals for its classic half-sandwich of grilled sardines topped with guindillo pepper ($2). The tart Bodegas Solagüen... Read More

Tucked away on a narrow street in the Lavapiés neighborhood, this tiny restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine inspired by the Spanish coast and... Read More

Sherries drawn straight from barrels are accompanied by Andalusian olives and nuts roasted in a wood-burning oven. Read More

Located inside the stylish Hotel Urban, the 45-seat dining room at Europa Decó combines Art Deco—style design (including a gilt chimney)... Read More

El Bulli's Ferran Adrià, the chef who helped put Spain on the culinary map, has set his sights on the burger joint. His Fast Good serves quick... Read More

This is tapas for grown-ups who like to sit down—if they can get a seat (reservations are a must). A huge bar takes up much of the main dining... Read More

This starkly handsome gray-stone–and–dark-wood shrine to raw fish is locted in the plush Hotel Wellington. Kabuki Wellington’s chef... Read More

Located on a quiet side street just north of the Teatro Real (Royal Theatre), this family-owned tavern is renowned for its signature cocido madrile... Read More

Located in the basement of the Hotel Miguel Angel, La Broche opened in 2000 under star chef Sergi Arola (a disciple of Ferran Adrià). Arola has... Read More

Gambas al ajillo (garlic shrimp) has been a specialty at the tiled taberna for some 100 years. Read More

Savor the decadent canapé of whipped blue cheese and cured-duck ham at La Castela, which still generously honors the ritual of serving a free... Read More

The taberna offers a warm salad of partridge and bitter greens scattered with pomegranate seeds. Read More

Standouts at the bustling restaurant and pizzeria include the classic tomato, mozzarella, and basil, as well as the “perico” (pear and jam... Read More

Akin to (but a bit more polished than) the Sbarro chain found in many American airports, this cafeteria-style eatery serves up Italian fast-food staples... Read More

Elegant wooden pillars and painted tiles divide the zinc-topped bar from the formal seated dining room at this Goya neighborhood restaurant. The... Read More

Located on a side street off the Gran Via, this small, intimate restaurant serves creative Spanish cuisine from chef-owner Juanjo López. The tiny... Read More

Order tortilla española—runny like a good omelette and slathered with house-made red sauce ($2)—and chase it with the neighborhood... Read More

A block away from Parque Retiro in the upscale Chamberí neighborhood, this corner Italian restaurant is decorated in soft off-whites, Tuscan... Read More

Housed in a former dairy, La Vaquería de Suiza (The Swiss Dairy) smartly changed nothing about the original structure, with its unfinished cement... Read More

Designed by Christian Liaigre, the Lágrimas Negras restaurant is furnished with muted dark-wood furniture, slatted blinds, and low-hung lights... Read More

This gem in the arsenal of every businessman and artist in town is nevertheless missed by many tourists. Inside the modern, uncluttered Scandinavian... Read More

Known more for its wine selection than its Mediterranean menu, this lunch-only bistro is located on the mezzanine of a Salamanca wine shop that stocks... Read More

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