Originally posted in July 2012
Everyone always asks me to recommend restaurants in Spain for their trips. I finally decided to put a list of my favorites and some cant miss spots! Here is Madrid, Enjoy!
C/ Pelayo, Madrid 915 226 413
good tapas nothing fancy or crazy
Good for a quick lunch or a beer and some bites
C/ Bárbara de Braganza, 2 Madrid 913 199 457
awesome cocktail bar with great tapas,
cool scene make a reservation
Plaza de Canovas del Castillo, 4, Madrid913 302 400
(its in the NH Hotel in the Paseo del Prado)
Chef Paco Roncero’s new tapas restaurant. sit out side if you can, he is a El Bulli guy so some
tapas are creative and some traditional.
try the patatas bravas here! and cod fritters. make a reservation
C/ Fuencarral, 49 Madrid902 520 522
good place for lunch, tapas are ready on the bar,
help your self, ask server for plates
great for shopping, cool stores, funky boutiques! The street then spills
on to Gran Via and then over to Sol (the center of Madrid) in Sol watch for pick pockets
i have never had a problem but just be aware
La Latina Neighborhood
The Best Of Madrid
The whole idea in this neighborhood is to bounce around
go from place to place, have a few bites and on to the next one
here are some cant miss spots!
C/ CAVA BAJA, 35 Madrid, Spain 913 653 252
One of the most famous restaurants in Madrid. MUST MAKE A RESO!!
try the potatoes with the fried egg, everything is good here
C/ Cava Baja 30, 28005Madrid, 91365 0804
Tapas bar, good wines great food
Best Foie Gras mousse i have ever had, also try the chicken with corn mousse tapas
San Miguel Market
Plaza San Miguel 1 Madrid, 915 427 364
Huge market, great stalls to eat at, just walk around and eat
opens at 530am and closes at 8pm
Fine Dining Restaurants
Sergi Arola Gastro
C/ Zurbano, 3 Madrid,913 102 169
$$$$ but very good, I worked for Sergi for a year when he was at La Broche.
May be a lunch spot , check out the web site must make a reso www.sergiarloa.es
C/ MIGUEL ÁNGEL, 29-31Madrid,913 993 437
Tasting menu restaurant, $$$$ I used to work here! the chef is a great guy
he lived in the states and speaks english. www.labroche.com
Barcelona & San Sebastian coming soon!