Madrid travel blog: The 16 best restaurants and hotspots in Madrid (Spain)!

In this Madrid travel blog, you will find the 16 best food hotspots and hippest restaurants in Madrid in Spain! Food and going out have a central place in the life of people in Madrid. Therefore I share in this travel blog a wide variety of restaurants, eateries, tapas shops and markets with delicious food in Madrid. And of course some extra Madrid tips for your perfect weekend get-away or vacation!

The best restaurants and places to eat in Madrid!

Madrid, my second home. I have lived, studied and worked there for in total one year, and I have visited the city 10 times. Everyone is always talking about Barcelona, but believe me, Madrid is just as much fun! In early May I visited this nice place with friends N. and S., with whom I also lived here, and it felt like we had never left the city.

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Best restaurants in Madrid for breakfast, brunch or lunch!

Below you will find seven restaurants that are perfect for a Spanish breakfast. But also eateries suitable for a budget-proof breakfast and hotspots for the hippest brunch in Madrid can be found here!

Harina – The best Spanish breakfast of Madrid!

Want to have a real Spanish breakfast? Visit Harina! Delicious bread and fine spreads. There are several locations, I prefer the terrace at Plaza de la Independencia! You can find branches of this restaurant in the Salamanca, Chueca, Tetuan districts in Madrid.

Museo del Jamon – Budget-proof breakfast in Madrid

Are you on a small budget? Then visit one of the many branches of Museo del Jamon. This is typical Spanish, a butcher with huge serrano ham in the shop windows. For just one euro you can buy good sandwiches with fresh serrano ham or manchego cheese.

La Tita Rivera – best breakfast burgers in Madrid

This finely priced restaurant serves mainly burgers. Ask for a table in the courtyard, where you are nicely sheltered but still outside. This restaurant can be found in the Chueca district.

Frida – Hotspot for luxury lunch in Madrid!

This is a hip restaurant with a nice terrace. No tapas, but nicely made one-person dishes. This restaurant can be found in the Chueca district.

Lolina Vintage cafe – Bruch in a cool restaurant in Madrid

Lolina Vintage cannot be missed because of the amazing interior. The name says it all, everything inside is vintage. Nice place to go for brunch! This restaurant can be found in the Malasana district.

100 Montaditos – budget-friendly baguettes in Madrid!

Just like Museo de Jamon, this is a famous name in Spain. With this chain, you can buy a hundred different small rolls. Very budget-worthy you can choose from rolls of 1 euro, 1.5 or 2 euro. A roll is always accompanied with a portion of chips.

Le Coco – feel-good food in Madrid!

Feel good dishes with a crazy twist. Put some delicious butter right out of the barrel on your bread. The pizza contains truffles and the hummus tastes just as good as in Tel Aviv. This restaurant can be found in the Chueca district.

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Best restaurants for amazing food during dinner time in Madrid!

Lamucca – relaxed dining in a beautiful setting!

Lamucca is a restaurant where we have been coming for years. Good food, nothing difficult but a very nice setting. Branches of this restaurant can be found in the Huertas and Malasana districts in Madrid.

La Musa – the best cheesecake in Madrid

The best cheesecake according to N. can be found at La Musa. With a wall of moss located in the middle of La Latina a nice restaurant in a neighbourhood where you normally would not come. Branches of this restaurant can be found in the La Latina and Malasana districts in Madrid.

Habanera – The best restaurant for a luxury diner in Madrid!

Wow, this beautifully chic and trendy restaurant has surprised us. Delicious wine, dishes with lots of vegetables and special tasty combinations. Furthermore, the interior is top-notch. Every corner is different, and there are beautiful attributes everywhere to be seen. The price was very reasonable in our opinion, especially given the chicness around us. From the same owner as Frida. This restaurant can be found in the Chueca district.

Lateral – The best tapas restaurant in Madrid!

Another chain, normally I am not a fan of that, but in Madrid this is different. Lateral you visit for good tapas that are not too standard. Think of salmon rolls filled with cream, serrano ham and caramelized apple. Branches of this restaurant can be found in the Huertas, Salamanca, Chueca and Tetuan districts in Madrid.

Maricastana – The best meat in Madrid!

Simple but nice restaurant in Malasana. It is known for the meat skewers and for us, the good service jumped out. Desserts were a bit disappointing. This restaurant can be found in the Malasana district.

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Coolest places and hotspots to have drinks in Madrid!

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Mercado de San Anton – drinks on a rooftop bar in Madrid!

This gem is tucked above a beautiful market hall in the middle of Chueca. The vegetables and fruit in the market hall are way to expensive, but the drinks are surprisingly mildly priced. The terrace is half open and is next to a nice restaurant where you can have a delicious lunch in the afternoon. Highly recommended: the menu del dia during lunch time. This restaurant can be found in the Chueca district.

Mercado de San Miguel – Cava and tapas in Madrid!

This famous market hall is worth a visit anyway. Beautiful vegetables, meat and fish and also a lot of tourists. There is no better place to watch people with a glass of Cava and a tapa then here. This restaurant can be found in the Sol district in Madrid

Vinoteca Barbechera – The best wine in Madrid!

Delicious wines and some tapas, really a very nice place at Plaza Santa Ana! This restaurant can be found in the Huertas district.

Hotspots Madrid to sleep in: The nicest hotels in Madrid!

If you are going to Madrid for a city trip, then of course you also want to sleep at a nice hotel! Below are three hotels in Madrid that we like! There is a budget hotel in Madrid (including swimming pool!) an affordable design hotel and finally a luxury hotel in Madrid!

Ganivet €

hotel Ganivet

This simple hotel is located just south of the city center, about a 10-minute walk from Plaza Mayor. The rooms are straightforward, but there is a roof terrace with swimming pool. You stay here from €58 per night.

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Vincci Soho €€

Vincci Soho madrid

This beautiful design hotel is located right in the city center, 1 minute away from my favorite square in Madrid: Santa Ana. The roof terrace and restaurant look really spectacular! You stay here from €119 per night.

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Me Reina Victoria €€

Me Madrid Reina VIctoria

We stayed in this lovely hotel when we ran the Madrid half marathon. And how wonderful it was! A rooftop, huge beds, nice view of Plaza Santa Ana and the best: an amazing champagne breakfast! From €185 per night.

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  1. by chichen itzá tickets on 30 December 2022  22:08 Reply

    La Musa is definitely one of the best places to taste chesse cake in Madrid, I have not found another place where they offer a better product than there.

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