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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Spanish Restaurant
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“Our former King's favourite Tapas place in Madrid. If you're not a vegan and eat pork ask for the "Huevos estrellados" -Eggs with ham.”
  • 99 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Delicious Tortilla de Patatas (Spanish omelette)!! And nice and modern tapas.”
  • 79 locals recommend
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Tapas Restaurant
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“"EL VIAJERO" restaurant and bar is situated over three stories in a classic nineteenth Century building, where the cozy and small rooftop garden on top is the prime spot to visit. It is the only rooftop bar in Madrid on this list, located in the Latina area of he city. "EL VIAJERO" (which btw means 'the Traveler') holds a full on restaurant on the ground floor, a second floor bar and on the third floor you get the best of both worlds. The kitchen on the terrace serves a nice selection of tapas and nibbles, along with crunchy pizzas with an Italian touch. The rooftop bar offers a wide selection of cocktails, where (of course) the mojito is a given favorite. Expect cool views over old town Madrid, a magical sunset accompanied with a vibrant and relaxed atmosphere. No reservations possible for the rooftop terrace, so be on time to be guaranteed a good spot.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
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“Traditional restaurant making cocido stew, XVIIth century style in clay pots, very near to the flat. A filling meal. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Bar
“If you are looking for a not very big lunch, this comfortable place has a menu of one dish, drink and coffee for 7,5€, each day a different unique dish but really tasty and well-cooked. If you want to taste the dessert, the cheese flan is great. They have tapas too, apart from the lunch menu. Very lively by evening to have a drink too. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
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“Perfect spot to have Brunch, nice terrace. Good food and nice variety of dishes. $$.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Bar
“Great terraza in Plaza de la Paja. They have good lunch menus midweek and an interested assortment of tapas - not all strictly Spanish. Indoors is a nice bar, large sharing tables, and a very lush green wall. Good for an afternoon drink as well.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Great Basque food. Specially good on sundays because the neighborhood is very animated”
  • 31 locals recommend
Café
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“To take breakfast or a coffee with a piece of handmade cake in La Latina neighborhood, very popular place. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
“La Buha, and also El Buho just across the road, serve incredible food for very decent prices. They both have tables on the street for summer days and nights, and get extremely busy. Don't miss out on their tortillas, which are enough to feed 4 and are stuffed with all sorts of delicious fillings. If you're in need of a good picnic, you can get them to take away too. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Typical Spanish bar/restaurant to enjoy a caña and some tapas, specially jamón serrano.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
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“Splendid flamenco show and the restaurant has one star Michelin. A few meters from the flat. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
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“Some weekends I come here to get a coffee and read a book. Afterwards, I have a walk to the Royal Palace, Jardines Sabitini. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Tea Room
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“De cuento... y con un aire romántico. Para ir a tomar algo es perfecto, por ejemplo la tarta "muerte por chocolate" es para morirse y el chocolate "chocochachi" te hace volver a tu infancia. Lo único malo que tiene es que es un local pequeño y debes ir muy pronto o esperar. --- Fairy tale... and with a romantic air. To go for a drink is perfect, for example the cake "death by chocolate" is to die for and chocolate "chocochachi" makes you go back to your childhood. The only bad thing is that it is a small place and you must go very soon or wait.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Diner
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“Una TV de los 60 preside este bar de aire retro conocido por sus desayunos, hamburguesas gourmet y gin tonics. Retro bar, popular for their breakfasts, gourmet burgers gin and tonics.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Cocido Madrileño y cordero al horno. ----- Traditional Madrid cuisine. Cocido madrileño and lamb roasted in an earthenware dish in the old Arab oven. Book in advance”
  • 15 locals recommend