Best Madrid Restaurants
The status of the capital requires compliance. Madrid is a city in which there are many restaurants awarded prestigious awards and prizes: 160 ones marked by the Michelin guide alone.
In the Spanish capital there is a cuisine and atmosphere for any mood: from classic national recipes to the creative delights of eminent chefs. Where to spend money and get a real gastronomic “wow”? Meet the best restaurants in Madrid that won’t disappoint you.
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Sobrino de botin
The ancient restaurant Sobrito de Botin According to the Guinness Book of Records, it is the oldest restaurant not only in Madrid but also in the world (founded in 1725). It is located in one of the authentic quarters of the city, near the Plaza Mayor. Hemingway often dined here and worked as a dishwasher Goya. In addition to the ancient decor of the 18th century, the building has a wood-burning stove, which, like centuries ago, cooks piglets and lamb with a crispy crust.
The restaurant specializes in Castilian cuisine. In addition to juicy fried meat, Sobrino de Botin should order traditional Spanish stew, squid in ink sauce, and for dessert – a layer cake with tarta Botín cream. The place is popular among tourists, but locals come here on special occasions. The average bill is 35-40 €.
Calle Cuchilleros, 17
Restaurant SantceloniOne of the famous restaurants in Madrid, which has earned two Michelin stars, is located in the Hotel Hesperia Madrid. Since the opening in 2001 to the present, the team leading the restaurant has remained unchanged. The interior is simple and modern, it does not distract from the gourmet cuisine, and the menu includes fresh products from the local morning market.
The signature dish is duck lasagna with pistachios and cardamom; it is customary to order a plate with exclusive cheeses for wine. The cost of main courses – from 50 €.
For those who want to enjoy a glass of champagne and a selected Havana cigar after dinner, Santceloni has a cigar club – a stylish space with glass windows and a smoke exhaust.
Paseo de la Castellana, 57
Mon-Fri 14: 00-16: 00 and 21: 00-23: 00, Sat 21: 00-23: 00
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Ático RestaurantOne of Madrid’s finest restaurants is located on the 6th floor of the Principal Madrid Hotel, an informal place for casual dining. The chef draws on traditional dishes and the culinary heritage of various regions of Spain and offers a menu with an emphasis on modern cuisine. Try the famous Fish & Chips from monkfish and potato waffles with romesco sauce and one of the signature desserts.
Weather permitting, Ático can reserve balconies with tables for two people. In the glazed arbors, guests enjoy designer cocktails (the eminent master mixologist is responsible for them) and enjoy the view of the Metropolis building. The average bill is 40-55 €.
Calle Marqués de Valdeiglesias, 1
Daily 13: 30-15: 30 and 20: 30-23: 00
Restaurant Ex Libris, Spain A welcoming and cozy atmosphere awaits you at Ex Libris, one of Madrid’s restaurants in the city center, a few meters from Gran Via. It serves traditional dishes made with fresh ingredients, decorated with the creations of the chef. Local garden products: herbs and vegetables – complement perfectly cooked fish and meat, for example, Iberian pork marinated in teriyaki sauce, with apple, ginger and shallot. The fine cuisine is backed up by the impeccable service and competent work of the sommelier.
Of course, this place deserves to be visited and eaten with pleasure. If you find it difficult to decide on a dish, you can order a tasting menu for 27 € – it will give an idea of everything that is offered in this small but amazing restaurant.
Restaurant A´BarraOne of the one-star Michelin-starred restaurants in Madrid, located north of the Salamanca region. Guests choose where to sit: in the spacious hall or behind a round bar counter with an open kitchen in the center – here you can watch the process of cooking. The a la carte and tasting menus are based on seasonal ingredients, and each meal is described in detail before serving.
The kitchen is quite creative, just call fried cod with black garlic and tapioca, duck with aromatic herbs and foie gras waffles with coconut foam. All this is served with great fiction and grace, and an experienced sommelier will always come to the rescue with a choice of wine. The restaurant is ideal for romantic dinners and special occasions. A tasting menu of 11 items costs 95 €.
Calle Del Pinar, 15