Madrid City Guide - Best restaurants

Where to eat in Madrid




Tacos & Tapas

Mexican – Spanish fusion cuisine. Absolutely delicious, attention to detail, homemade salsas, food and service with a passion.

Taberna el Sur 

A relaxed, friendly place with great tapas that’s very vegetarian friendly!

Taberna Más Al Sur 

A wonderful place close to the Reina Sofia Museum. Good food and drinks, affordable. The owner greets everyone personally when he’s around!

La Candela Restó

Expect the unexpected. The tasting menu is course after course of robust, flavorful and adventurous surprises. This is an experience you definitely won’t forget.

Inclán Brutal Bar 

Inclán Brutal is a fantastic restaurant for lunch or dinner. Definitely give the black rice a try!

Los Gatos

With their reputation for staying out all night, the good people of Madrid are popularly known as ‘los gatos’ (the cats), and there’s nowhere better to begin the night than here.

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Rosi La Loca 

This charming restaurant serves up all kinds of traditional Spanish food that is bound to fill your bellies and your hearts.


This restaurant serves up food with a French twist. Get the best deal with their set lunch!

El Tigre

If you can actually get through the door, order a beer or a cider and enjoy the tapas that come FREE with it. The bar is noisy and crowded but definitely worth the experience.

Mercado de San Miguel

This market is all about eating, as the majority of its stands serve up ready-to-eat tapas, pastries and snacks. During tapas time (around 10:00 p.m.) Mercado de San Miguel is packed with both tourists and madrileños sipping vermouth and munching on everything from olives to oysters. While it may seem like a tourist trap, there are a number of reasons why the Mercado de San Miguel is worth a visit.

Vinoteca Moratín

Amazing food using some beautiful fresh ingredients. Make sure you try their wine pairings and also book in advance!


Even though it only just recently earned its Michelin star, DSTAGE has rapidly become one of the best restaurants in Madrid. The chef comes from the Basque country in the north of Spain, and cooks up a storm in the kitchen.

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