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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!

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Madrid from above - quite a sight!
Madrid from above – quite a sight!

 My Madrid Restaurant Guide

Habanera – Where the Mediterranean and the Caribbean Meet

  1. Food: 4
  2. Drinks: 4
  3. Atmosphere: 5
  4. Design: 5
  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.

Habanera - A true Madrid oasis and one of the best restaurants in Madrid
A true Madrid oasis with an eclectic style!

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 cool design in the habanera restaurant - one of the best places to eat in madrid
Love the cool design!

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!

Delicious Food @ Habanera restaurant - one of the top restaurants in my Madrid restaurant guide
Delicious Food @ Habanera!

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Streetxo – One of the Best Restaurants in Madrid

  1. Food: 5
  2. Drinks: 4
  3. Atmosphere: 5
  4. Design: 5
  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!

The cool and eclectic street xo in Madrid with red interior - a place to add to your madrid restaurant guide
A place like no other!

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

  1. Food: 4
  2. Drinks: 4
  3. Atmosphere: 4
  4. Design: 4
  5. 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.

The Cool La Latina Hood, the home of Don Armando and heaven for tapas lovers!
The Cool La Latina Hood, the home of Don Armando!

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!

Famous Plaza Major... One of the key attractions in Madrid
Famous Plaza Major… One of the key attractions in Madrid

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.

Círculo de Bellas Artes - one of the best Madrid rooftops!
Roof topping in Madrid @ Círculo de Bellas Artes!


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.

The beautiful only you hotel in Madrid, also one of the best restaurants in Madrid
Even if you’re not staying at the hotel, it’s definitely worth a visit!
The Best Breakfast Menu in Madrid at the Only You Hotel - on top of my Madrid Restaurant guide
The Best Breakfast Menu in Town!

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!

Madrid Cafés

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!

Mama framboise is a place to add to your "places to eat in madrid list"

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