Madrid Restaurant Guide

Very rough outline here, but a friend sent this to me and I thought it would be helpful if anyone visited.

BREAKFAST/BRUNCH:

Federal: Good brunch food, nice open space. One of the only places you can get

a true American style breakfast in Madrid

La Bicicleta: Sundays go for seven-course brunch. Reasonable price. Cool

scene– -need a reservation in advance

LUNCH:

Olivia Te Cuida: LA style restaurant, great mix plates– cool rustic scene and will

always surrounded by cool local croud

Mercado de San Miguel: Great place to get a visual tour of Spanish food. Dont

go on weekend– -gets too packed

Bazaar: Clean interior, good day crowd.

Place on Gran Via

Caja Baja- street in La Latina lined with endless places-serves Pinchos (tapas).

Go to Casa Lucas

DINNER:

Ten con Ten: My opinion, best place in Madrid- food+scene

Bar Tomate: Cool scene, great food (very business heavy crowd)

Lateral: The go-to for eating out for any Madrid local. Many locations. Best on is

in Plaza Santa Ana

Gastromaquia- best tapas spot. Owner is very involved and will take care of

you/make it a cool experience. Need a reservation—two seating per night

Le Cabrera: High end gastropub. Great food/drinks. Sit downstairs

La Gabinoteca- beyond trendy. Interesting, tasty food—tapas style. Great scene

Fri/Sat

Zombie Bar: Creative burger menu. Good drinks/people. Young, college crowd.

 

Drinks/Nights:

***Get Gin & Tonics in Madrid

Areia Chillout- go to spot for drinks, lounge seating—good music

Gabana- Upscale club. Cool, intimate layout, good DJs

Ramses- upscale restaurant turn bar/club (don’t eat here—overpriced for

what it is), but get a Gin & Tonic (best in the city). Older, stuck up

atmosphere.

Urban Hotel Bar- to get a nice drink with a minor scene

T-Club (Pacha)- grand layout; good, but really depends on the night you go

Kapital- 7 levels, different themed rooms. Not my favorite, overrated

Le Boutique- upscale, older club

Other:

Toma Café: Not very Spanish at all but best coffee in city, super hipster

Mistura- Best gelato in the city—organic as well. Good people own the place

(Carlos)

ROOFTOPS:

Gymage- very local spot. Simpler version of a Nikki Beach– -. Go early to get a

table and post of with a bottle.

Círculo de Bellas Artes- best view in the city. Get a drink up there. A bit too

touristy though

ME Hotel: Older scene. Decent on the weekends. Overlooks a great Plaza

El ayuntamiento: Rooftop bar on city hall

El Viajero- LA Latina rooftop only open in the summer, bumping on Sundays

Corte Ingles- Gourmet Experience- top floor of department store remodeled

into a fancy food court. Incredible 360 degree views. Underrated food +

solid spot to post up and have drinks

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