Where to Eat in Madrid
Madrid is a vibrant city full with so many places to eat, you really can't go wrong no matter where you go. This are some of the gems I found while in my time in Madrid and I hope it inspires you to try the best of what Madrid has to offer.
Museo del Jamon
Museo del Jamon, is a feast for the eyes. You'll want to come in just from the shop window decor. The Museo del Jamon offers a deli counter & bakery with a large range of hams, cheese, breads, sweet treats and gluten-free products. Along with the deli there is dining with a large menu offering Spanish Cuisine.
Around Plaza Mayor there are many Alleys with multiple taverns lining down them. It is the hub of the old world, Musicians and singers wandering down while you have a drink watching the sunset.
Restaurante Botin is known by the Guinness World Records as the oldest restaurant continuously operating in the world, opening in 1725. There are at least 3 floors which each floor being a beautify decorated feast for your eyes, each one had its own character. Every bite of food and sip of wine was delicious I couldn't get enough. It is best to pre-book a table as it is a extremely popular restaurant but it is worth the experience.
El Rincon de la Cava
El Rincon de la Cava is a traditional tavern on the old streets of Madrid. This is the perfect place to get a taste for Tapas, with every tapas you could think off. It is a perfect escape into an old world and you feel like you have transported into a Locals House.
Mercado de San Miguel
Mercado de San Miguel is a vibrant, fun market with such variety of food stalls and drinking spot. It is the place to be Day and Night, with each time of the day bringing its own personality. There is so much variety you eyes will be better than your stomach. The best way to approach is to walk around until you know where you are being called. Mercado de San Miguel is open every day. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday: from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
La Negra Tomasa
This is Cuba in Madrid. La Negra Tomasa has a huge range of Cuban Cuisine, Mojitos and live music. The atmosphere inside the Restaurant makes you feel like you have gone to Cuba, and it will be hard to leave.
Chocolatería San Ginés
If you want Hot Chocolate and Churros in Spain, this is the place to come to. Chocolateria San Gines has been opened since 1894. There is often a queue, but it is worth the wait. You can either sit in or take away. Do try and sit in, as it still has its late 19th Century atmosphere with its beautiful interior decor. The Best thing about Chocolateria San Gines is that is open 24 hours, so you can get your fix anytime of day.
Well the beautiful exterior first caught my eye, then looking into the window makes you desperate to go eat here. Taberna Pompeyana has such a fun atmosphere, with an incredible offer of cuisine from the Mediterranean and Spain.
The Cafe for all the Australian that are missing home and those who love brunch. It is the Breakfast place to go in all of Madrid especially for the Avocados.
Mercado de San Ildefonso
Mercado de San Illdefonso is a hip fun food market where there is a mixture of food from all over the world. It is not a tourist spot, making it a quiet spot where locals come to chill out, grab a wine and some delicious food.
Cheers to that...