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The 10 Best Restaurants in Madrid

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Here they are: The 10 best Restaurants in Madrid

Madrid is famous for a few things: its museums, culture, football, and being home to the largest Zara in the world. But what do we love most about it? The food!

Finding the best restaurant in Madrid is not an easy task- in a sprawling, bustling capital city, you can easily become overwhelmed and fall into a tourist trap. That is why we have gathered for you, in no particular order, an accumulation of what we think are the best restaurants in Madrid.

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1 – PARADIS MADRID

Calle del Marqués de Cubas, 14 28014 Madrid

Cuisine: Spanish Gastro

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 8am -12pm, 1:15–4pm, and 8:15pm – 12am; Saturdays 1:15–4pm and 8:15pm–12am; Sundays 1:15– 4pm.

Cost: 40-50€

Located in Madrid Centro, Paradis Madrid boasts a large menu of delicious Spanish cuisine. They use seasonal products while offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Private lounges are available, as well as group dining and catering

2 - LA MI VENTA RESTAURANT

Plaza de la Marina Española, 7, 28013 Madrid

Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Spanish

Opening Hours: Sunday through Saturday 1-4:30pm and 8–11:30pm

Cost: 45-60€

La Mi Venta is known for its superb food and its buzzing atmosphere. It also has several different lounges, so you have a different experience with each room. If the weather’s right, be sure to sit on the terrace, as the restaurant is located on a quiet street- making it one of the best restaurants in Madrid Centro to enjoy tapas and vino outside.

3 - POSADA DE LA VILLA

Calle de la Cava Baja, 9, Madrid, Spain

Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Spanish

Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 1pm – 4pm and 8pm – 12am and Sundays 1pm – 4pm

Cost: 50-75€

Delicious traditional cuisine and excellent service make the Posada de la Villa a great option for group dining in Madrid. Located in an old inn in downtown Madrid, the restaurant is full of historic charm. Their specialty is slow-cooked lamb, though they definitely have something for everyone. It’s also super convenient to make a reservation- by phone, email, or online.

4 - RESTAURANTE LOS GALAYOS

Calle de Botoneras, 5, 28012 Madrid

Cuisine: Spanish, traditional

Opening Hours: open daily; 9am to midnight

Cost: 40-50€

Located right in Plaza Mayor, it’s an amazing restaurant to pass the day sipping sangria and people-watching. The menu has all the Spanish food staples- tapas, paella, suckling pig- so you’re sure to find the flavor you’re looking for. The delicious traditional food, great ambiance, and the amazing location makes it one of the best Spanish restaurants in Madrid.

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5 – BODEGA DE LA ARDOSA

Calle de Colón, 13, 28004 Madrid

Cuisine: Spanish, traditional

Opening Hours: Sunday to Saturday 8:30am – 2am

Cost: 20-30€

If you’re looking for one of the best local restaurants in Madrid, head straight to Bodega de la Ardosa. Though it’s more of a bar than a restaurant, la Ardosa serves some of the best tasting tapas in the city. This is why it has long been a staple amongst the locals throughout the years. Cozy and charming, it’s a typical Spanish-style stand-up tapas bar, but you’ll be lucky to find a table, especially on a Saturday night.

6 - LA NEGRA TOMASA

Calle de Cádiz, 9, 28012 Madrid

Cuisine: Cuban, Latin, Caribbean

Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday 1:30pm – 4am and Fridays and Saturdays 1:30pm – 5:30am

Cost: 25-30€

A little gem in the Plaza Del Sol area, La Negra Tomasa is a vibrant Cuban restaurant with live salsa music every night. If you’re looking for a break from tapas, you can enjoy traditional Cuban cuisine, like tamales or ropa vieja, right in the heart of Madrid! The live band starts around 11:30, and they charge a cover (10€ with one drink included) if you’re not going to eat. Order one of their infamous mojitos and dance the night away!

7 – DIVERXO

NH Eurobuilding, Calle de Padre Damián, 23, 28036 Madrid

Cuisine: European, Asian, Fusion

Opening Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 1:30- 7pm and 8:30pm – 2am

Cost: 70-140€

The northern part of the city is home to the only 3-star Michelin Restaurant in Madrid. Art and creativity are important ingredients to the success of the Spanish, French, and Asian- inspired fusion dishes. The restaurant itself is modern and quirky, a backdrop not just for tasting the chef’s unique interpretations of dishes, but an exciting, one-of-a-kind, culinary experience that is full of surprises. It is so popular that it requires booking up to six months in advance, and it could easily be considered the best restaurant in Madrid.

8 – RESTAURANTE BOTÍN

Cuchilleros 17 Str, 28005, Madrid

Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Spanish

Opening Hours: Monday through Sunday 1- 4pm and 8pm – midnight

Cost: 40-50€

If you are looking for famous Madrid restaurants, Restaurante Bodin should be at the top of your list. It is the oldest restaurant in the world- literally. The Guinness Book of World Records even says so. First established in 1725 in the central district of Madrid, Bodin has been serving traditional cuisine almost 300 years! Order the famous dish of suckling pig and dine your way into your own real-life Hemingway novel!

9 -LA TERRAZA DEL CASINO

Calle Alcala 15, 28014 Madrid

Cuisine: Gastro, Spanish, European

Opening Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 1:30–3:30pm and 9–11pm Tuesday through Saturday

Cost: 70-140€

The stunning architecture of La Terraza del Casino creates an ambiance like no other. The black and white checkered floors give the restaurant a timeless and classic feel, with lots of light coming in through the large ceiling to floor windows, while dining on the terrace gives you some of the most splendid views of the city. The tasting menu is as creative as it is delicious, while the wine menu is extensive. The chef is notorious for his surprising dishes- and well deserving of his two 2 Michelin stars.

10- PLATEA MADRID

Calle de Goya, 5, 7, 28001 Madrid, Spain

Cuisine: Spanish, European, Tapas, Mexican, Peruvian, Italian, Asian, and Michelin

Opening Hours: Sunday – Wednesday 12pm– 12:30am and Thursday - Saturday 12pm - 2:30am

Cost: 25-30€

Visiting Platea Madrid is an experience you won’t have anywhere else, as it is the largest gastro leisure space in Europe. What used to be an abandoned theater is now a gourmet food hall with numerous bars and restaurants spread out over five floors. Your dining options are endless, as it houses everything from a supermarket to a Michelin starred restaurant - Platea’s restaurant itself is located on the third floor. Without a doubt, the most impressive thing about Platea is the stage where it hosts live entertainment: bands, DJs, and even aerial acrobatics. A visit to Platea will most definitely keep you entertained until the early morning hours.

We are always looking for the most delicious restaurants in all the cities we visit! If you have an amazing recommendation for the best restaurant in Madrid, don’t hesitate to let us know at contact@akommo.com