Casa Lucio

A landmark restaurant in Madrid, open since 1974, Casa Lucio is well known for its "huevos estrallados", a dish of fried potatoes, fried eggs and iberico ham. It is...

  • Fine Dining
  • Spanish
  • 4
  • 1

Creperie La Rue

Malasaña

This small creperie is charmingly designed to evoke Paris in the 1950s and is popular with locals for its Breton-style sweet or salty crepes. If you have a sweet

  • Casual
  • French

La Gastrocroqueteria de Chema

La Latina

Chema Soler is a young chef who specializes in innovative tapas, keeping them informal but taking them to a new gastronomical level in the coquettas on the menu at...

  • Café or Bistro
  • Spanish

San Ginés

Centro

Since 1894, La Chocolatería de San Ginés has been the place to go for churros and hot chocolate. Open 24 hours, 365 days a year, it's a favorite stop for partiers on

  • Specialty Shop
  • Sweets

La Berenjena

Lavapies

A really tiny lesbian bar, La Bernejena gets rave notices for its outstanding tapas and the dinners served after 8 pm. Reservations possible. Or get there as soon as

  • Casual
  • Spanish

Casa Fidel

Malasaña

Known for its home cooking and tapas, Casa Fidel is a no frills traditional neighborhood restaurant with a decor echoing the 1930s and 1940s. It has a set menu at

  • Café or Bistro
  • Spanish

La Negra Tomasa

La Negra Tomasa is a lively Cuban restaurant with a red and white checkerboard floor and walls covered in photographs of the old country. The food is authentic...

  • Casual
  • Other

Museo Del Jamón

Gran Via

Part of a "ham museum" mini-chain, the Gran Via location of Museo Del Jamón is a restaurant, medieval dining room, deli and bakery with an impressive array of hams...

  • Specialty Shop
  • Spanish

Asador Donostiarra

One of the best-known steakhouses in Madrid, Asador Donostiarra has been serving up authentic Basque cuisine since 1974. Try the hot stone steaks, fish soup or the

  • Steakhouse
  • Spanish
  • 4
  • 1

Barriga Llena Chueca

Chueca

Part of the La Panza es Primero family of restaurants, Barriga Llena Chueca prepares traditional Mexican recipes integrating the local ingredients from Spain at very

  • Casual
  • Mexican
  • 2
  • 1

La Antigua Hueveria

Malasaña

A favorite with local lesbians, La Antigua Taqueria brings a little of the New World back to the Old with Mexican tacos, quesadillas and beer served in a Viva...

  • Casual
  • Spanish

Al Natural

Centro

A vegetarian restaurant near the Madrid art zone with a warm atmosphere and a seasonal menu of healthy food, whether a cream of zucchini with mint, a mushroom and

  • Café or Bistro
  • Vegetarian

Anema e Core

Opera

Anema e Core is an elegant restaurant in the Opéra zone, specializing in authentic Neapolitan food. The menu includes handmade pasta, seafood and meats, plus...

  • Fine Dining
  • Italian

Baisakhi

Lavapies

Considered one of the best and most varied in a neighborhood of Indian restaurants, Baisakhi has authentic dishes, an English-speaking staff and a pleasant outdoor...

  • Casual
  • Indian

Bombay Palace Chueca

Chueca

One of the best Indian restaurants in Madrid, Bombay Palace Chueca is a good destination for authentic Indian cuisine from Tandooris to samosas to curries. It offers...

  • Casual
  • Indian

Café Varela

Gran Via

Café Varela is an historic restaurant where famous writers gathered on its terrace at the turn of the 20th century. In the Hotel Preciados, it specializes in

  • Fine Dining
  • Spanish

Casa Botin

La Latina

Founded in 1725 by Frenchman Jean Botin near Plaza Mayor, Casa Botin is thought to be the oldest restaurant in the world, with the decor to match. Past customers...

  • Casual
  • Spanish

Cien Llaves

Paseo del Arte

Cien Llaves in Casa de América, a 19th century palace housing a Latin American cultural center, is the creation of Juanjo López Bedmar, owner and chef of the small,...

  • Fine Dining
  • Spanish

El Brillante

Arganzuela

Right in front of Atocha-Renfre train station, El Brilliante is a popular sandwich shop, known for it calamari sandwich and typical Madrid breakfast of freshly made

  • Casual
  • Spanish

El Dinosaurio Todavia Estaba Alli

Lavapies

El Dinosaurio Todavia Estaba Alli, café-bookstore, takes its name from one of the world's shortest stories by Augusto Monterrosa, who wrote: Cuando despertó, el...

  • Café or Bistro
  • Spanish

El Estragon Vegetariano

This Andalusian-style tavern offers a wide selection of vegetarian dishes. Set on three levels, it has a terrace that opens onto the square for an alfresco lunch or

  • Casual
  • Vegetarian

El Gallinero

Collado Villalba

El Gallinero offers an elegant dining room within the stone walls of a rustic finca in the mountains about 25 miles (40 km) northwest of Madrid. Its menu is a mix of...

  • Fine Dining
  • Spanish

El Olivar

Cortes

Near the modern Jesús de Medinaceli Basilica, El Olivar is a cozy family-run tapas bar with only a three or four tables. A few blocks from the Prado, it has a casual...

  • Casual
  • Spanish

El Viejo Leon

A well-known establishment with a charming and elegant atmosphere and upscale French cuisine. Try the creamed spinach crepe or the mi-cuit duck foie gras with port,

  • Fine Dining
  • French

Gau&Café

Lavapiés

Gau&Café, atop the historic Escuelas Pias (Pious Schools) Building, has one of the best rooftop terraces in the city. Popular with locals for watching the sun...

  • Casual
  • Mediterranean

Grazie Mille

A popular kitchen-bar with a vintage-industrial décor and a hip atmosphere, serving up traditional Italian from breakfast to dinner. Try the Sicilian Cannolos and...

  • Café or Bistro
  • Italian

Himawari Sake Dining

Centro

Located in central Madrid, Sake Dining Himawari is a vision of a traditional Japanese Izakaya Tavern. It has become a destination for lovers of authentic traditional

  • Casual
  • Japanese

L'Hardy

Sol

L'Hardy is rich in history and tradition. Established in 1839, it is one of the oldest restaurants in the city and said to be where French cuisine was introduced to...

  • Fine Dining
  • Spanish

La Antigua Taqueria

Lavapiés

A favorite with local lesbians, La Antigua Taqueria brings a little of the New World back to the Old with Mexican tacos, quesedillas and beer served in a Viva...

  • Casual
  • Mexican

La Bola

Palacio

Now in its fourth generation of family owners, La Bola has been serving up traditional cuisine since 1870. Dishes are slow-cooked over oak charcoal in individual...

  • Fine Dining
  • Spanish