Restaurants in Madrid

Monika Höfler & Jens Schwarz

Chefs and food critics agree that Madrid has sprung from the shadows of Spain’s gastronomic-powerhouse provinces of Catalonia and the Basque Country ... Read More

Chefs and food critics agree that Madrid has sprung from the shadows of Spain’s gastronomic-powerhouse provinces of Catalonia and the Basque Country and firmly placed itself on the global food map. The current crop of must-book tables are at Mexican, Japanese, Italian, and Brazilian restaurants, not to mention spots serving both traditional (Triciclo, La Bien Aparecida) and molecular Spanish (DStage, Diverxo) cuisines. At Sala de Despiece, a new take on straightforward, ingredient-based Spanish fare marks a territory all its own. And with an Argentine leading its kitchen, 10-year old Sudestada is often tapped as one of the best Vietnamese and Southeast Asian restaurants in Europe.

Far from such fine dining establishments, the revolution has spread to the city’s markets, like Mercado de San Miguel and the chic Platea food court, where the best of Spain’s and the world’s delicacies can now be nibbled (and sipped) while standing up or on the move. Unsurprisingly, Madrid also remains one of the tapas capitals of the world.

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  • 99 Sushi Bar Restaurant in Madrid Courtesy of 99 Sushi Bar
    99 Sushi Bar

    This successful local chain of Japanese restaurants has endured thanks to its use of the freshest fish and the most inventive sushi and sashimi dishes... Read More

  • Amazonico Restaurant in Madrid Courtesy of Madrid a la Carta
    Amazonico

    Opened in June 2016 just a few doors down from Quintin, Sando Silva and Marta Seco's latest endeavor has a Brazilian theme but a far-reaching menu that... Read More

  • Bosco de Lobos Restaurant in Madrid Miquel Gonzalez
    Bosco de Lobos

    Located inside the verdant courtyard of the College of Architects in trendy Chueca, the terrace of Bosco de Lobos feels like an escape from the city.... Read More

  • DiverXO Restaurant in Madrid Courtesy of DiverXO
    Diverxo

    Diverxo’s David Muñoz (the youngest chef ever to helm a Michelin three-starred restaurant) continues to wow diners with his highly inventive takes on... Read More

  • DSTAgE Restaurant in Madrid Courtesy of DSTAgE
    DStage

    After working at the Michelin two-starred El Club Allard, chef Diego Guerrero spent a year traveling the globe to seek inspiration before opening DStage... Read More

  • El Imparcial Restaurant in Madrid Courtesy of El Imparcial
    El Imparcial

    You can tell when a restaurant is old: People talk about when it was founded, not when it opened. The fact that this Spanish restaurant was founded in... Read More

  • Habanera Bar in Madrid Courtesy of Habanera/Larrumba Group
    Habanera

    This brand new restaurant/bar/café is inside the sprawling 10,000-square-foot space formerly occupied by the historic cafe Riofrio, and overlooks the... Read More

  • La Bien Aparecida Restaurant in Madrid

    Courtesy of Madrid a la Carta

    La Bien Aparecida

    Paco Quirós's third restaurant in Madrid in five years reveals that the trend for northern Spanish food shows no sign of slowing down. The gorgeous,... Read More

  • Perrachica Restaurant in Madrid Courtesy of Perrachica/Larrumba Group
    Perrachica

    Located inside in a former bank building, this vast, multi-space, all-day restaurant serves a global menu that includes burgers, pizzas, risottos, steak... Read More

  • Platea Restaurant in Madrid Courtesy of Platea
    Platea

    Elevating the concept of a food court to an astonishing level, Platea offers a quick snapshot of food and drink trends in Madrid. Set in a renovated and... Read More

  • Punk Bach Restaurant in Madrid Courtesy of Punk Bach
    Punk Bach

    Though its tables and terrace are often populated by members of Madrid's monied celebrity set, the surprise here is what a great value the... Read More

  • Punto MX Restaurant in Madrid Courtesy of Punto MX
    Punto MX

    The only Mexican restaurant in Spain to have a Michelin star, chef Roberto Ruiz's Punto MX has become a major food attraction in the city and frequent... Read More

  • Ramon Freixa Restaurant in Madrid Courtesy of Ramon Freixa
    Ramon Freixa

    With two Michelin stars and room for just 25 diners, this is a great spot for a romantic celebration. Freixa’s innovative cooking reveals his Catalan... Read More

  • Sala de Despiece Restaurant in Madrid Courtesy of Taltavull.es
    Sala de Despiece

    The décor here is inspired by the Styrofoam coolers used to transport meat—and surprisingly, it manages to look artful. Sala de Despiece is all about... Read More

  • Sudestada Restaurant in Madrid Courtesy of Sudestada
    Sudestada

    Celebrating his 10th anniversary in the kitchen, Argentine chef Estanis Carenzo continues to deliver what many chefs and food critics consider the best... Read More

  • Triciclo Restaurant in Madrid Miquel Gonzalez
    Triciclo

    This updated version of a traditional casa de comidas is a consistent favorite among the city’s chefs and their foodie followers. Triciclo is known for... Read More

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