All European capitals have to have a high standard of restaurants in their city and luckily Madrid does not disappoint. The city has a thriving nightlife that is filled with amazing restaurants and good bars. As it is also the capital of Spain, it is at the center of sublime Spanish cuisine.
However, they also have an amazing international cuisine in the city! If you are visiting Madrid for the first time or a local looking for a new place to try, we have some tips for you on where to eat in Madrid. But if you are eating out why not do it in style? Here is our list of 12 cool restaurants in Madrid!
Just because you are in Madrid doesn’t mean that you cannot enjoy food from another continent! Habanera is a super hip restaurant serving Cuban inspired food along with Cuban and European fusion dishes. The restaurant is very lively due to its vibrant interior design that is finished off with wooden textures and all types of plants. The menu is actually quite reasonably priced and there are delicious cocktails to accompany your flavor-filled meal! They are also known for their incredible brunch on the weekends, if you want to get some breakfast.
Address: Calle de Genova 28
Phone: +34 917 37 77 75
2. EL IMPARCIAL
El Imparcial is a really charming restaurant that serves mainly Spanish cuisine however, you can see items from other countries like France and some Asian countries. One thing they have here that is very Spanish is tapas and theirs are incredible! The interior design of the restaurant is very modern and hip and there is a very elegant yet casual feel to the atmosphere so it’s a great place to meet up for a date or to get dinner with friends! They also have a small store at the entrance where you can buy house goods, art, photography books, and beautiful house decorations!
Address: Calle Duque de Alba 4
Phone: +34 917 95 89 86
As the name of the restaurant suggests, the inspiration for this place is the Amazon. The menu here is a blended fusion of South American food with Spanish cuisine and sometimes with little touches of Asian cuisine! Sounds weird, no? Well, it actually works here! The restaurant itself is designed as a jungle so it is quite different but the colors of the room create a modern and sophisticated environment. It is a great place to go to if you want to try something new, food wise and interior design wise.
Address: Calle Jorge Juan 20
Phone: +34 915 15 43 32
4. LA MUSA
You can’t come to Madrid and not have tapas! However, since this is a list of the coolest restaurants in Madrid we are gonna recommend La Musa. This restaurant isn’t your traditional tapas bar. The tapas menu is created by Javi Estevez and rather than the traditional tapas plates, he makes tapas that are inspired by different world dishes. We recommend getting the tasting tapas menu which costs about €30 for two people. You can taste eight different tapas that are filled with incredible flavors from all over the world!
Address: Calle de Manuela Malasana 18
Phone: +34 914 48 75 58
5. Terraza de Sabatini
Jardines de Sabatini is a rooftop bar located above the Aparto Suites, which is located between Arguelles and the central part of Madrid. The view from this bar is one of the best in Madrid because you will have a perfect view of the Royal Palace. Between the view and the great drinks, this place is perfect for an evening drink. Even though its a bar, their food menu is quite extensive and it includes a variety of tapas in large portions. They also have appetizers. If you want to go though, make sure to make a reservation as it gets very crowded.
Address: Cuesta San Vicente 15
Phone: +34 636 16 98 42
6. SALA DE DESPIECE
Sala de Despiece is another unusual tapas bar in Madrid. Their tapas are very creative and definitely one of a kind. The design of the restaurant is also unique as it is designed to look like a butchery. That may sound a bit strange but it actually works quite well as their meat dishes are amazing. The kitchen is open; so you can see the chefs working right behind the counter. It is a great place for a true gastronomical experience and a great night!
Address: Calle Ponzano 11
Phone: +34 917 52 61 06
Madrid is not near the seaside however, that won’t stop you from having a beach experience while in the city. Ojala will literally bring the sea to you. At the back of the restaurant, there is a literal sand bar, yes, a bar with sand. In Madrid, no less! Beer in hand and your feet in the sand, you may actually feel like you are at the beach! While they have great bites for you to enjoy while drinking, they are especially known for their amazing brunch on the weekends. It’s a really fun place with a really fun and festive atmosphere!
Address: Calle San Andres 1
Phone: +34 915 23 27 4
Duirno is a trendy restaurant in the Chueca neighborhood in Madrid. It is quite an elegant place and you can feel this once you walk inside. However, the people that work there will welcome you with the warmest of smiles. Their cuisine is Spanish with a very modern touch, making it a bit different from classic Spanish dishes. Naturally, they have tapas and these are the perfect way to taste their Spanish food with a taste. Don’t let the interior fool you, it is actually reasonably priced. Go here for a light dinner or their amazing weekend brunch!
Address: Calle San Marcos 37
Phone: +34 915 22 00 09
9. INCLAN BRUTAL BAR
Despite its name, this bar is not brutal, actually, when you are sitting in their backyard area filled with plants, you will feel the opposite of this. Their menu is very interesting you can get a very eclectic mix of food from all over the world. Here you can get amazing paella or a hot dog topped with crunchy and tasty garnishes, there is really no limit to their cuisine! Grab a seat here, get one of their tasty cocktails and order one of their many crazy and delicious meals. We promise you won’t regret it!
Address: Calle de Alvarez Gato 4
Phone: +34 910 23 80 3
10. GLASS MAR
Glass Mar is a more upscale experience of dining in Madrid. The restaurant is located in the Urban Hotel. During the day the bar serves coffee and after lunch, it becomes a tapas bar that is famous for its seafood and cocktail bar. The service is top notch and the food is really amazing and creative. It is a great place for couples to go for a more sophisticated yet still fun dining experience.
Address: Carrera San Jeronimo 34
Phone: +34 917 87 77 70
If one night you are not feeling for tapas, try Massart for some good Italian food! It is located just a few minutes away from the Moncloa metro station. It is a very trendy yet cozy pizza spot in the city. They serve delicious pizzas and its a budget friendly place to spend a night out. The atmosphere is very relaxed and beautifully decorated! It is also a favorite amongst locals so join them in for a tasty Italian meal.
Address: Calle Isaac Peral 2
Phone: +34 915 49 69 04
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12. LA CANDELA RESTO
La Candela is one of the best restaurants in town. It is quite a fancy place so it can be a bit costly for a night out. However, if you want to have a real gastronomical journey you should go here. It is a Michelin Star restaurant, that offers three tasting menus, “a long one”, “a medium one” and “a small one”. All of these will make you die and go to culinary heaven. The kitchen emphasizes their dedication to sustainable, fresh and high-quality food which you will notice within your first taste of one of their plates. Their presentations are also insanely creative, some of the plates are served on tree branches and vinyl records!
Address: Calle Amnistia 10, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Phone: +34 911 73 98 8
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