Top 10  Restaurants in Madrid

10. Fatigas Del Querer

MAP   MENU   +34 915 23 21 31

This place becomes a full house as early as 7 PM and remains packed until 2 AM. Why? Rustic decor, spicy patatas bravas to die for, exquisite chipirones a la plancha, delicious chistorras, and refreshing house-made riojas… every dish and drink is fireworks to your taste buds. Fatigas del Querer also provides impeccable service with ultra-friendly waiters who will chat you up whether you want it or not (Not feeling social? Well, too bad! This is Madrid). Top 10 Madrid Tip: Make sure to visit the bathroom… Giggles guaranteed! You’ll see what we mean. Open daily, 11 AM - 1:30 AM.

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9. El Tigre Sidreria

MAP   SITE  +34 915 32 02 59

If you’re looking for easy-on-the-wallet Spanish comfort food, look no further! El Tigre Sidreria is the hole-in-the-wall Top 10 Madrid restaurant all the locals love. What’s on the menu? A small, crowded space, old wooden floors, large barrels to stand around, lively vibes, and lots of tapas! At El Tigre Sidreria, your drink comes with food—buy a cerveza for €2.50 and get a generous plate of tapas for FREE! Highly recommended. Closed on Mondays. Otherwise open 12 PM - 1 AM.

8. La Capilla de La Bolsa

MAP   MENU   +34 915 21 86 23

Feeling fancy? Throw on your best clothes and fine dine at La Capilla de La Bolsa. Enjoy innovative touches and the highest-quality, raw produce in each different Mediterranean dish, while the soothing sounds of a live, classical trio help ease your digestion. From swordfish to grilled fillet mignon, La Capilla’s promises to impress. The menu includes a generous selection of handcrafted desserts—classics like bourbon vanilla ice cream and originals like Szechuan-peppered strawberries.The breathtaking wall mosaics add the perfect atmosphere to your Top 10 Madrid dining experience! Closed on Mondays. Otherwise open 1:30–3:45 PM and 8:30–11:45 PM.

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7. Juana La Loca

MAP   SITE   +34 913 64 05 25

There are few pleasures that come cheaper than eating a good Spanish tortilla, so we present to you, an elegant bar with contemporary décor (subdued lighting, subway tiles, bistro tables, and marble counters) that serves the best tortilla in the world! Okay…maybe just in Madrid, but still. With their melting queso mixed with caramelized onions, all served on a piece of crunchy baguette, Juana La Loca’s tortilla will make you loco for more! A word of caution: this Top 10 Madrid cafe has the potential to quickly become an addiction. Open daily 1 – 5:30 PM and 7 PM – 1 AM.

6. La Sanabresa

MAP   MENU   +34 914 29 03 38

Across half a century of service, this is one of the most traditional Top 10 Madrid eateries. Extensive eclectic menus turn new customers into loyal clientele who return repeatedly to enjoy delicious traditional Spanish specialties. The famous Sanabresa bacon is a must! And don’t even get us started with dessert! If you have a sweet tooth, you won’t be disappointed with the dessert selection! Closed Sundays, otherwise open 1–4:30 PM and 8:30–11:30 PM.

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5. Biblioteca

MAP   SITE   +34 913 19 69 00

Dine in luxury inside what was once the Duke of Santo Mauro’s private library, but is now La Biblioteco Restaurant located in the Hotel AC Santo Mauro. The decor and atmosphere is unmistakably royal, with cherry bookshelves, an antique fireplace, and many scholarly tomes still lining the walls. Although Head Chef, Carlos Posadas, has created an exquisite exposition of modern Spanish fare, the highlight is the more than 200 vintage wines available for your purview! Open daily 1–3 PM then 8:30–11 PM.

4. Taberna de Antonio Sanchez

MAP   SITE   +34 915 39 78 26

Steep yourself in the history of the Spanish bullfighting ring at the Taberna de Antonio Sanchez. Established in 1830, this historical Top 10 Madrid tavern has a long tradition of catering to the many fans and fighters of the ring—as evidenced by the many paintings and placards adorning the walls. You'll also find a stuffed bull's head or two that date back to the early 20th century. Tradition is reflected in the menu: dishes such as cocido completo and chipirones en su tinta are made from recipes that have gone unchanged since the 19th-century! Open for lunch, Mon-Sat 12–4 PM, Sun 12 PM-4:30 PM, and for dinner, Mon-Sat 8 PM - 12 AM.

3. Restaurante Sobrino de Botín

MAP   SITE  +34 913 66 42 17

Much like a fine wine, the Sobrino de Botín has only gotten better over its nearly 300 years of continuous operation, making it the world’s oldest restaurant! How could you pass up a chance to visit the very same restaurant that decades ago was loved by the likes of Ernest Hemingway and painter, Francisco de Goya?! The suckling pig, cochinillo asado, was a favorite of Hemingway. Make sure to book in advance, as this Top 10 Madrid restaurant hasn’t seemed to lose any business over the years! Open daily, 1 PM-4 PM, then 8 PM - 12 AM.

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2. Santceloni Restaurant

MAP   SITE   +34 912 10 88 40

This is Spanish elegance at its absolute finest! A 2-Michelin-Star establishment, (it's really, really good!) presents some of the finest traditional cuisine updated for modern tastes. At this Top 10 Madrid restaurant, impeccable personalized service can be expected, which includes the sommelier’s recommendations for each course or tasting. And what recommendations! You’ll be treated to hard-to-come-by, rare, and vintage wines that provide an experience that is impossible to find anywhere else! Lunch served Mon-Fri 2 PM - 3:30 PM and dinner Mon-Sat 9 PM - 10:30 PM.

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1. Mercado San Miguel

MAP   SITE    +34 915 42 49 36

Tapas. Tapas? Tapas! No trip to Spain is complete without complete indulgence in the best small dishes that the Mediterranean has to offer—that's why  Mercado San Miguel is at the top of our Top Ten Madrid dining experiences! Not a market in the usual sense at all, this mercado, located within walking distance of the Plaza Mayor, hosts over 30 different vendors, each selling their own variety of gourmet tapas, olives, deli meats, and baked goods. And in case all of that weren’t enough, beer and wine vendors make this gastro-stravaganza complete! Open Sun - Wed 10 AM - 12 AM, Thu - Sat 10 AM - 2 AM.

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