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Where to Eat in Madrid

David Nicolas The restaurant's diminutive gift shop, stocked with Spanish goods.

Photo: David Nicolas

Even as culinary innovations swept through Catalonia and the Basque country, Madrileños continued to eat soufflé potatoes at comically old-fashioned places and gulp down jamón at folkloric tapas bars. Suddenly, all that has changed. Read the article

Destinations: Madrid

Inspired by: Where to Eat in Madrid — by Anya Bremzen, Published May. 2008

Restaurants (10)

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    Viavélez

    Chef Paco Ron's restaurant combines a lively tapas bar with a handsome basement dining room in various shades of gray. Critics are once again smitt

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    Sula

    All cool brushed steel, slatted wood, and black slate, Sula is such a white-hot celebrity hangout one can forget that the joint is actually owned b

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    Sergi Arola Gastro

    Madrid’s gastronomic god Sergi Arola opened this low-key long, earth-toned space that seems oddly sedate for a rocker turned chef. The tasting menu

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    Senzone

    The current insider favorite among Madrid’s food and wine elite, Senzone, at the new Hospes hotel in Barrio de Salamanca, brings together the uniqu

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    Ramses Life & Food

    A multilevel, multifunctional Philippe Starck–designed fun house—it’s really two restaurants, a basement dance club, and a throbbing scene around t

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    Asador de la Esquina

    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

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    Kabuki Wellington

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

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    Diverxo

    Just weeks after the launch, adventurous epicures were flocking to the drab Tetuán neighborhood to eat at this 20-seat spot, where pink runners on

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    Astrid y Gastón, Madrid

    This posh Peruvian import may make ceviche the new sushi. Lima-based celebrity kitchen warrior Gastón Acurio, who already presides over a formidabl

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    Zaranda

Similar Trips (3)

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  • Insider Madrid for Kids

    Madrid, Paseo del Prado/Paseo de Recoletos, Retiro

    As Spain’s favorite designer of Pop Art–patterned clothes and accessories for kids and grown-ups alike, Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada knows fun—she’s spent 28 years at the helm of a vast design empire, l

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  • Madrid's Tapas Bars

    Madrid

    Madrileños embrace iconic tapas dishes like ensaladilla rusa (a mayonnaise-y potato salad), jamón-studded croquetas, and callos, the local specialty of tripe braised with smoky charcuterie.

  • Mini Trip: Madrid's Prado

    Spain, Madrid, Paseo del Prado/Paseo de Recoletos

    Check out the famed Prado Museum's expanded gallery space; eat and drink among art-world insiders; and do a self-guided Goya tour .

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