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The Best Restaurants in Madrid

The StarTripper Journal presents the best places to dine in Madrid, both International gourmet and traditional Spanish cuisine.

Our team to Madrid are four young professional travelers who have tested a lot of hotels, restaurants and night-clubs world-wide.

Madrid – the most alive city in Europe – this city really knows how to live.

Madrid has evolved into one of the world’s richest culinary cities – wholeheartedly embraced all the creativity and innovation of Spain’s gastronomic revolution. Dining in Madrid is a genuine pleasure.

The San Miguel Market is the city’s gastronomic temple, the contemporary essence of all the corners of Spanish cuisine. From the best Iberian ham to fresh seafood brought from Galicia, the Mediterranean rice or the special cheese from Castile, Asturias or the Basque Country.

San Antón Market, in the heart of the Chueca, is focusing on perishable goods, with stalls selling a wide range of products from cured meats to quality hamburgers and fruit and vegetables – a tavern-wine bar and cooking/takeaway services, where customers can taste and take away Greek dishes, Japanese food, seafood, sweets, milkshakes and juices – and on the third floor is the Cocina de San Antón kitchen where customers can bring the food bought on the first floor and have it cooked.

Welcome to Madrid – a culinary capital.

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The StarTripper Journal Recommends these Madrid Restaurants:

Hotel picture CEDO is a modern and stylish restaurant situated in Hotel Urban in the middle of Madrid.

Chef Morales maintains the balance between technique and product and delves into the flavours of the traditional pantry and local products. Seasonal fish and vegetables are the highlights of a menu that also has meat references.

The cuisine is contemporary, but progressive with Mediterranean influence and strong remains of Spain’s traditional gastronomy.

Chef Morales is creating a unique top world-class cuisine, and the service and knowledge are outstanding.

Carrera de San Jerónimo, 34
Hotel picture Montes de Galicia is a modern restaurant with a nice bar offering fine wines by glass.

Chef Jose Espasandín is offering a complete dining experience, a new gastronomic concept, a great variety of traditional dishes, with a stylish and modern touch.

His specialty is fish and seafood, and a great variety of meats and sausages with referents of Galician cuisine and tradition.

This is realy traditional fine dining, topped with a dessert mix of tradition and culinary vanguard. Top and warm service.

Calle de Azcona, 46
Hotel picture Étimo is a beautiful modern restaurant situated in the Madrid neighbourhood of Salamanca.

Chef Begoña Fraire creates a contemporary, creative cuisine where flavour marks her dishes, the result of her professional experience with some of the greatest chefs in our country and the continuous trips that she makes around the world and that nourish her gastronomic knowledge.

The food was excellent prepared in the most diligent way, with attention to small details, great quality of meat and fish, creative combinations, and convincing and interesting use of local produce.

Excellent selection of top-class wines – the dessert was outstanding – top service.

27 Ayala Street
Hotel picture The Taberna La Gaditana is a small modern family restaurant in the centre of Madrid, just minutes away from Plaza Colon.

The family with roots in Cadiz has build a restaurant like the ones in the old Cadiz. Especially with regard to the kitchen and how to prepare the old dishes, both seafood mediterranean and Spanish – fresh seafood and first quality meat prepared in the traditional southern way – high quality at the best price.

Excellent service, spectacular and delicious Spanish food, and a great atmosphere – "simply a corner of Cádiz in Madrid".

Paseo de la Castellana, 56
Hotel picture Just a couple of minutes’ walk south of the Plaza Mayor you will find Botin, the world’s oldest continuously open restaurant, founded in 1725. Hemingway used to dine here, as did Graham Greene.

This local institution is renowned for two things: its old-world 18th century décor and its succulent roast meats.

You can dine in the vaulted bodega or in the opulent dining rooms. The speciality is roast suckling pig and lamb – cooked to crispy-skinned perfection in a 300-year-old oven, and the tarta Botín for dessert – a rich, cream-filled layer cake.

The restaurant attracts crowds of tourists, but many locals also come here for special occasions. Botin is a must – go and watch times pass by.

Calle Cuchilleros, 17

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