Madrid is very metropolitan, so it’s easy to find great eateries. The best restaurants in Madrid are varied, and heavily influenced by the Mediterranean. My favorite places to eat in Madrid include cozy cafés, fusion eateries, and even some high-end restaurants. With so much to offer, my Madrid restaurant guide is full of amazing spots for every taste. And, of course, the Madrid rooftops are nothing short of unforgettable!
Let’s get started: here are my favorite places to eat in Madrid!
My Madrid Restaurant Guide
Habanera – Where the Mediterranean and the Caribbean Meet
- Food: 4
- Drinks: 4
- Atmosphere: 5
- Design: 5
- Service: 4
Serving Cuban-Spanish fusion, Habanera is iconic among places to eat in Madrid. And yet the design is a little Moroccan! Mixing Arabesque and Cuban sensibilities, you’ll feel in different regions at once when looking around.
The restaurant’s décor is a true testament of the millennium-long Arabic influence on Spain. It’s a big place with two stories and many different rooms, all highly Instagrammable. If possible, eat by the staircase – the view is incomparable!
The food and drinks make Habanera a Madrid restaurant guide fave, but the vibe and design took my heart. You can also expect great service here! To summarize, one of the best restaurants in Madrid that you have to visit when in Spain’s capital!
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Streetxo – One of the Best Restaurants in Madrid
- Food: 5
- Drinks: 4
- Atmosphere: 5
- Design: 5
- Service: 5
A must visit for foodies and anyMadrid restaurant guide , Streetxo is among the best restaurants in Madrid. From famous Spanish chef David Muñoz, it’s the “it” restaurant, and a surprisingly fun dining experience. And, unlike other eateries by famous chefs, it’s not white dining!
Streetxo quickly turned into one of the most fun foodie experiences I’ve had. The taste was incredible, mixing flavors I didn’t think possible. And, as soon as you walk in, the fun design tells you all about this restaurant.
Created with as an upscale street Asian experience, you get little details like a bar with no stools. Combined with the eclectic and Japanese-like décor, it’s a place to chill. While it’s atop the Men’s Corte Inglés at Serrano, it’s not among the famous Madrid rooftops.
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Don Armando – My Favorite Tapas Among Places to Eat in Madrid
- Food: 4
- Drinks: 4
- Atmosphere: 4
- Design: 4
- Service: 5
When in Madrid, tapas are king, and my favorite spot was La Taberna de Don Armando. A small restaurant with a killer vibe, you feel welcome here thanks to the friendly surroundings. The tapas and wine were fantastic, but it’s in my Madrid restaurant guide for its amazing service!
Tapas places don’t often make an effort in design, but that’s not the case at Don Armando. This Cava Baja spot is full of turquoise, with modern details everywhere – kind of like a French bistro.
Madrid Rooftops – Places to Eat in Madrid Among the Clouds!
Big cities deserve to be looked from above, and you can’t leave without visiting some Madrid rooftops. From white dining spots among the stars to quiet cafés, there’s a lot beyond tapas and paella in Madrid! Below you will find two Madrid rooftops that you have to visit!
The Hat – The Young People’s Hangout Downtown
Hidden in plain sight, The Hat isn’t what you’d expect from a rooftop experience. It sits above a famous hostel downtown, so it’s often full of Erasmus students and similarly young people. A stone’s throw away from Plaza Mayor, it’s something of a shock to find so much life here. Loved the drinks and fun, relaxed vibe!
Círculo de Bellas Artes – Photo Ops Galore!
A must among Madrid rooftops. A little touristic for my taste, Círculo de Bellas Artes offers a whole experience. A 19th-century city icon, it’s one of the most important cultural centers in Madrid. On a 54th floor, it has a gorgeous view over the city, great for photo shoots! Keep in mind there’s a €4 entry.
A large rooftop with a lounge area, it’s perfect to watch over Madrid with some friends over drinks.
Only You Hotel – Delish Morning Energy
Only You is a perfect boutique hotel you should visit for breakfast even if not staying here. It’s one of the best restaurants in Madrid to start the day and one of the gems of this Madrid restaurant guide.
Get energized with the fantastic and healthy breakfast options, while surrounded by nature at their cozy outdoor yard. And while you’re at it, fall in love with the design!
Mamá Framboise – The French Romantic
If you’re going between the Malasaña and Salamanca neighborhoods, Mamá Framboise should be your coffee break. A French-inspired café and bakery, it’s a sweet spot for an afternoon coffee and cake. A beautiful place with cozy décor and great service, it’s a perfect stop. Don’t miss their femme chocolate with flavors named after icons!
More from Travel with a Silver Lining
Madrid has a lot of options when it comes to food as you can tell. If you like to plan a lot in advanced then make sure to check out all the amazing activities to try out. I hope you get some inspiration of things to add to your trip. Want inspiration or support when booking your trip here? Check out my other blog posts from my trip to Madrid below:
- 4 PLACES TO VISIT IN MADRID, CHECK THESE OUT
- THE BEST HOTEL IN MADRID
- Do you love Madrid and want to find out more about my visits to Spain? Read all about my love for this magical Mediterranean country IN THE SPAIN SECTION OF THE BLOG!
- For more luxurious experiences around the world, read about OUR BOUTIQUE HEAVEN IN SYDNEY!
- If FOOD is one of your favourite things about travelling – that makes two of us! Check out my restaurant reviews for RIGA, ROME & TBILISI!
- Check out my top 3 posts: My Lisbon Instagram Guide, My Favorite Trendy Restaurants in Moscow, and my Amalfi Coast Photography Guide.
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