Madrid Travel Guide


For the fast food addict, local chains such as Rodilla, Museo de Jamon and Pans & Co. can put tasty sandwiches or salads on a plate in a matter of minutes. Also popular are the growing number of doner kebab stands. Major American chains such as McDonalds, Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Subway, and Starbucks are present throughout the city.

Stepping up a level in quality and style, tabernas and cafes throughout the city offer tasty, inexpensive meals. Particularly good bargains are the menu del dia luncheons, which generally offer a three course meal for prices between 6 and 10 euros. Tapas and snacks are available throughout the day. If you don´t know what you want, point at a tasty looking item behind the glass, and it will be served up.

Classic Madrid restaurants include Casa Botin, hailed by Hemingway as the best restaurant in the world, and which is certainly one of the oldest, having been operating from the same location since at least the early 1700s. Other local favorites include Caso Paco for steaks, Casa Mingo for roasted chicken with Asturian cider, and Champagnerie Gala for paella.

Click here for a list of our favorites. For types of cuisine, check out Andalucian, Asturian, Basque, Castilian, Paella and Tapas spots.

Restaurants Contemporary

El Cenador del Prado
C. del Prado 4, Madrid, 914291561

La Broche
Miguel Angel 29, Madrid, 913993778

La Terraza---Casino de Madrid
Alcalá 15, Madrid, 915218700

Juan de Mena 14, Madrid, 915315222

Alvarez de Baena 4, Madrid, 915614840

Restaurants Continental

La Gamella
Alfonso XII 4, Madrid, 915324509

Restaurants French

El Borbollón
Recoletos 7, Madrid, 914314134

Restaurant Italian

Argensola 7, Madrid, 913082519

Hortaleza 108, Madrid, 913100611

Restaurants Japanese

Ginza Sushi Bar
Plaza de las Cortes 3, Madrid, 914297619

Restaurants Seafood

El Pescador
José Ortega y Gasset 75, Madrid, 914021290

La Trainera
Lagasca 60, Madrid, 915768035

Restaurants Spanish

Asador Frontón
Tirso de Molina 7 (upstairs at back), Madrid, 913691617

Cuchilleros 17, off Plaza Mayor, Madrid, 913664217

Casa Benigno
Benigno Soto 9, Madrid, 914169357

Casa Ciriaco
Calle Mayor 84, Madrid, 915595066

Casa Lastra
Olivar 3, Madrid, 913690837

Casa Mingo
Paseo de la Florida 2, Madrid, 915477918

Casa Paco
Puerta Cerrada 11, Madrid, 913663166

Casa Vallejo
San Lorenzo 9, Madrid, 913086158

Champagnería Gala
Moratín 22, Madrid, 914292562

Alfonso XII 6, Madrid, 915220731

Velázquez 18, Madrid, 914317381

Julián de Tolosa
Cava Baja 18, Madrid, 913658210

La Bola
C. de la Bola 5, Madrid, 915476930

La Cacharrería
Moreria 9, Madrid, 913653930

La Cava Real
Espronceda 34, Madrid, 914425432

La Trucha
Manuel Fernandez y Gonzalez 3, Madrid, 914295833

Las Cuevas de Luis Candelas
Cuchilleros 1, Madrid, 913665428

Carrera de San Jerónimo 8, Madrid, 915222207

Pedro Larumbe
Paseo de la Castellana 34/C. Serrano 61, Madrid, 915751112

Casa Lucio
Cava Baja 35, Madrid, 913653252

Restaurants Vegetarian

La Biotika
Amor de Dios 3, Madrid, 914290780

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