Restaurants, bars and nightlife

The best restaurants in Madrid (that aren't going to break the bank) and the MUST ORDERS.

5/12/20232 min read

grayscale photo of man cooking
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A taste of Spain

Casa Dani (tortilla de patata)

El Mercado de San Miguel (a food market that has a wide variety of tapas)

El Rincón de Jaén (food from the south of Spain - the seafood is highly recommended)

La Maruca (tortilla de patata, ensaladilla rusa, anchoas de Santoña)

El Perro y la Galleta (burrata, brownie cheescake - not typical Spanish food but deliciousssss and dog friendly haha)

80 Grados (huevo trufado, falso risotto, salmorejo)

Plaza Mayor (bocadillo de calamares) - no trip to Madrid is complete without sitting in the main square and trying the city’s most famous sandwich: el bocadillo de calamares/calamari sandwich with a cold caña (beer).

Farandula (Sunday brunch)

A taste of México

La Lupita (chicharrón de queso, sopa azteca, sopecitos, tacos -they're all delicious-)

Tacos Don Manolito (modelo negra beer, la maja rib eye, tacos costeño, tacos campechanos)

Fisher's Madrid

Where to grab a drink or two

Sal Mestiza (baby mango, el matador, clover club, michelada)

Ficus bar (delicious cocktails but the best part is the 'florist' next door - ask to see Jack's library, you won't be disappointed)

The Irish Rover or The James Joyce (typical Irish pubs where you can support the Bokke as they play on the 10th, 17th and 23rd of September)

If you feel like dancing we've got you covered
[but a word of advice, nobody goes out before 23h30 so make sure to have a siesta during the course of the afternoon haha]

Mamá no lo sabe (definitely our personal favourite - a great vibe and the best mix of
Spanish, Latino and English music)

Calle 365 (immerse yourself in a completely different culture; be sure to check out the password on their Instagram page before you go)

Tardeo Madrid (you will 100% have a good time and for those of you that like to sleep a little more, this is the place to go - it opens at 19h00 and closes at 23h00 - you have to buy a ticket online beforehand but if you buy the 'free' ticket and you arrive before 19h30, then you don't have to pay anything)

Gunilla (the hottest club in town at the moment but you need to be on a list to get in so let me know before you go)