Madrid: Eating and Drinking

Look at the map above to see some of my favorite places to eat and drink in Madrid. Click on the markers for more information!

Click here for a friend’s an incredibly thorough map of his restaurant and sites recommendations: Ricardo’s Madrid

So many places to eat…these are the highlights.

La Trainera- A classic restaurant, specializing in fish, in the Barrio de Salamanca. Elegant and on the higher-end, it is popular for lunch among business executives.

Platea-A gourmet food court located in an old cinema, across from the Plaza Colon in between the Castellana Boulevard and the Barrio Salamanca. I like this place much more than the Mercado de San Miguel which I find extremely touristy and overcrowded.

Pimiento Verde-One word: Artichokes! Even if you are not a big fan, the way this restaurant prepares its artichokes will make you come back to Madrid just for one more bite.  There are various locations: one right next to the Mercado San Miguel and another in the Barrio de Salamanca. This full service restaurant serves delicious basque food.

Chocolateria San Gines– The most famous place for churros, and definitely my favorite. It is open 24hrs a day so you can stop by whenever is best for you.

SPLURGE: These are some celebrity chefs and or michelin starred restaurants.