Top Restaurants Madrid

Top Restaurants Madrid

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Restaurante Italiano Emma y Julia

Mediterranean kitchen

The Italian Restaurant Emma y Julia is one of the best pizzerias in Madrid. It is located in Cava Baja Street, in the heart of La Latina, and has been open since 1998. Its menu has the authentic taste of Italian cuisine. The pizzas are baked in a wood-fired oven with a particularly good dough. All its products are fresh. No frozen vegetables; everything they use is fresh from the market. That's why the dishes are so delicious.

Emma and Julia take care of every detail. The ingredients are of high quality. In addition the menu has a great variety of pastas, main dishes and pizzas for a very good price. One of their secrets to get that great taste is the wood oven where they make pizzas. The heat of the wood gives a unique flavor to these pizzas. If you want to move to Italy, you have to try the Italian Restaurant Emma and Julia. It is also in an area full of bars and clubs to then have a drink if you wish, or a beer in any of their premises. The Italian Restaurant Emma y Julia is in the busy Cava Baja street.

Another thing to emphasize is how nice the workers are. They kindly recommend any dish if you ask them and they are very nice to their clients. It is a very familiar atmosphere that there is in this place because the staff does not change constantly as it happens in other places in Madrid or other cities. Here they are almost always the same. And this always brings closeness and warmth to the place. Besides, many of them are Italian. Therefore, its careful decoration with typical Italian tablecloths, such as the food and the good atmosphere that reigns in this restaurant, will take you to Italy for an hour.

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Restaurante DiverXO

Gourmet

DiverXO Restaurant is a gourmet restaurant of the prestigious Spanish chef David Muñoz. It is located at Calle Padre Damián, 23 (28036), in Madrid and has a wide variety of fusion Mediterranean dishes.

David Muñoz is a young chef who has managed to rank among the best on the national scene. This incredible chef has achieved that in 2013 Madrid had the privilege of having a restaurant awarded with three Michelin stars. This hasn't happened for more than 20 years and David Muñoz has achieved it with his DiverXO restaurant in Madrid.

DiverXO opened its doors in 2007 in the Madrid neighbourhood of Tetuán. Then it moved to a larger location in the same area and is now located in Calle Padre Damián, in the area of influence of Paseo de la Castellana, in the new NH Collection Eurobuilding.

David Muñoz's gastronomic proposal is always surprising. His two tasting menus are made up of authentic works of art. The waiters serve you on a white, smooth ceramic plate in phases. In other words, as if it were a film, you see in front of you how the dish is created, in phases with the different foods. In this way, when the dish is definitely assembled, the diner has the sensation of tasting an incredible work of art on the table. In the words of the chef himself, his is a "total kitchen, direct, without distractions. Something like the Circus of the Sun".

DiverXO is a different, creative restaurant with high quality products. Eating here is also a spectacle. The decoration is very worked and takes care of all the details. It is signed by the interior designer Lázaro Rosa Violán, who also has winged pigs, which is one of the symbols and creativity of this DiverXO restaurant.

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El Buda Feliz 1974

Asian kitchen

The Happy Buddha 1974 is a restaurant of Chinese cuisine of all life. In fact it was the first to open in Spain, in 1974. This Chinese restaurant in Malasaña has a simple decoration with a small terrace overlooking the Plaza de la Luna. A square with a church and where young people play football or skateboard every day. It is a place with a lot of atmosphere and a lot of joy. The Happy Buddha 1974 is in a quiet place but instead has next to the busiest street in Madrid, the Gran Vía.

In 2017 the Happy Buddha 1974 carried out a complete reform of its premises, but maintains its essence that characterizes it so much. It is an authentic place. A Chinese restaurant of always, with good food at a good price. In this new stage its gastronomic proposal focuses on original dishes of typical Chinese street food, many unknown to the Spanish public.

The current decoration is the responsibility of the Lavela studio, which has been inspired by the city of Shangri-La to combine tradition and avant-garde. The place still has two floors with capacity for 75 diners, continue its wide windows facing the street, and from where you can see the Plaza de la Luna. Also, its original motifs and aesthetic details create a warm and peaceful atmosphere. On the ground floor there is a long bar and some tables. On the upper floor, on the other hand, the ceilings are decorated with lantern lamps, as well as fountains, a Buddha and a wide presence of vegetation.

As for the menu, there are several tasting menus with dishes that offer different flavors. These include yams with prawns, oyster sauce and Sichuan pepper, or dim sums such as the Shaomai of glutinous rice. Among the desserts is very rich spicy chocolate cake with peanut butter. It is a good restaurant for large groups. We recommend calling for reservations.

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Thai Orchid

Asian kitchen

Thai Orchid is an authentic Thai food restaurant. It is probably one of the best Thai restaurants in Madrid. It is located in the gay-friendly neighbourhood of Chueca, just a few metres from Gran Vía, in one of its charming streets full of bars, restaurants, markets and good atmosphere. The Thai Orchid has a simple but cozy place with a decoration that transports you to the deepest part of Thailand. Both the employees and the decoration of the restaurant is very well taken care of. It also emphasizes the kindness of those who work there.

Thai Orchid restaurant has a reasonably priced menu option. It offers different possibilities to eat: menu of the day, tasting menu, take away menu, free buffet on Sundays or you can order directly a la carte. Its specialties include the pad thai (noodles with prawns, chicken, vegetables and peanuts), poh pia (spring rolls Thai style) or khao pad (fried rice with vegetables and egg).

Jasmine rice mixed with any of its curry dishes is also very good. Massaman curry, for example, is sincerely delicious. It is one of its specialties. In addition, the tables are all decorated with a candle and the napkins are made of cloth, something that is appreciated in a good restaurant. Some of the dishes come with candles underneath to keep you warm.

As for the drink, all they have is good. From white or red wines to beers. They have the possibility to order Thai beer, very good by the way. In terms of quality price is great. It's not very expensive and their products are really very rich. Remember that on Sundays you have the option of a free buffet for just over 18 euros with a drink included. You have an infinite number of dishes to choose from!

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Restaurante El Imparcial

Mediterranean kitchen

EL IMPARCIAL is a restaurant in the centre of Madrid but also a cultural centre. It is located in the famous Madrid neighborhood of La Latina, also very famous for the Sunday market of El Rastro. It is an open and interactive meeting place, where different creative and leisure expressions coexist with an agile and contemporary gastronomic proposal.

EL IMPARCIAL's building is enormous. It is a small palace that at the beginning of the 20th century housed the historic editorial office of the newspaper "El Imparcial", a newspaper of great diffusion and influence during the Regency of María Cristina.

Its decoration, the walls and the ceilings, deserve to be visited. The building itself is very curious and reflects the artistic and intellectual essence of Madrid at that time, transferring its spirit to the current twenty-first century.

EL IMPARCIAL is a large space that unites a restaurant, a shop and a meeting point for various cultural activities. The Imparcial has two floors on which a bar, a restaurant and a bar are distributed. There is also an area for the sale of various gift items, specialist magazines and craft beers.

Its wide menu offers a gastronomy with dishes such as patatas bravas (wild potatoes), croquetas de rabo de toro (bull's tail croquettes) or bocadillo de calamares con alioli negro (squid sandwich with black garlic). And for meat lovers, the menu also includes meat from La Finca and international recipes such as pizzas, tacos or hamburgers. During the week they have a daily menu and on Sundays they have a complete brunch to enjoy. All their products are fresh.

A good plan is to come and eat here at Imparcial and then take a tour around the beautiful neighborhood of La Latina. Lose yourself in its charming streets, visit an exhibition, go to one of its theaters or visit the markets.

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Amargo place to be

World Food

El Amargo place to be is a place in pez street, in Malasaña, one of the most charming downtown neighborhoods in Madrid. The food is very good, with fresh market products and variety in its menu. Their dishes have the perfect fusion of Japanese cuisine with Mediterranean cuisine.

It is also a good place to go for a few drinks at night by the dim light and good music. They also play several days a week live music at the bottom. Find out on their website and discover the different musicians who come to show their talent in this charming site. Whether flamenco, reggae, pop, jazz or many others. If you like music and enjoy the small pleasures of life, you should know this place in Malasaña, corner of Calle Pez and Calle Corredera Baja de San Pablo.

Come and enjoy musical performances, exhibitions and micro-theatre while you try one of its varied cocktails. It is a multifunctional space with a great international gastronomic offer elaborated with market products. El Amargo place to be is decorated with natural materials such as wood, mixed with metals, glass and lots of vegetation. In its vaulted basement is where concerts, theatre and exhibitions are held.

Then it has a very extensive menu that stands out for its variety. From appetizers to share, toast, tortilla and eggs typical of Mediterranean cuisine, such as main dishes as hamburger, duck magret and seafood crepes. Also noteworthy are the forest sleepers and fish such as baked sea bass or grilled gilthead bream. There is also a great variety of typical Japanese dishes, such as sushi, etc.. In the desserts are very rich homemade cakes of chocolate, strawberry or carrot. There is also the option of menus for larger groups.

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El Invernadero

Mediterranean kitchen

El Invernadero is a haute cuisine restaurant owned by Madrid chef Rodrigo de la Calle. This magnificent El Invernadero restaurant is located in the Chamberí district, in the centre of Madrid. This is El Invernadero's new location. It is a Michelin-starred restaurant whose gastronomic proposal is based on the value of the vegetable world in cooking.

The El Invernadero restaurant is structured like a greenhouse, which is why it is called El Invernadero. It has two different bars and one with five tables for four diners each. The bar, located at the entrance to the restaurant, is where the green experience proposed by the Madrid chef Rodrigo de la Calle begins. Here you can taste the snacks. The second bar is inside the room and is the connection between the room and the kitchen, which can be seen through a glass window. The decoration takes on a lot of importance in this restaurant. Everything is taken care of in detail. Both the dishes and the decoration of the premises.

The menu of the Greenhouse, #Vegetalia, has two versions. One long and one short. It is made up of vegetable cut dishes, with the option of making it longer and adding meat, fish, seafood or cheese. Roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits, fruits, seeds, pods, mushrooms, mushrooms... are the main ingredients, supported by superfoods, and natural seasonings to create a rich, tasty, succulent, healthy and emotional gastronomic experience.

The number of dishes in the menu can be adapted according to the client, besides being able to be made completely 100% vegetable. They also have a separate menu and vegetable drinks made by themselves. And last but not least, the Greenhouse also has an extensive list of good wines and exquisite Chinese teas. If you haven't tried this restaurant yet, what are you waiting for!

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La Pescaderia

Mediterranean kitchen

La Pescadería Restaurant is located in the Tribunal area of Madrid, in one of the most alternative areas of the city, the district of Malasaña. You can reach the restaurant from the metro Tribunal, from Gran Vía or from Callao. It is one of the best decorated restaurants, with the best atmosphere and with the best and tastiest dishes in Madrid. It is a style of Mediterranean food, a mixture of fresh seafood with a touch of Mediterranean fusion and modern. You have to try the octopus carpaccio, the ham croquettes or its salad of mango and goat cheese.

The Restaurant La Pescadería is located in the old premises of the fish market Luna. It is a place decorated with iron furniture, white tiles, a bar at the entrance and different spaces. It has two floors. One that you see as soon as you enter and then has another one more. La Pescadería offers an avant-garde and creative menu that includes dishes such as cheese and walnut croquettes, bull's tail tacos, mussels in thyme and lemon sauce or cod fritters with piquillo pepper sauce.

All products are fresh market. La Pescadería belongs to the La Muca group, which has several restaurants in Madrid. This one in particular works a lot with fresh fish, being one of the favorites of Malasaña's neighbors as much as of those who come from outside. It is also a meeting place for many celebrities. The quality/price ratio is phenomenal.

It also has a great variety of wines, both white and red, and different beers. It is a restaurant for everyone as it has different options, both salads and vegetables such as hamburgers, French fries, croquettes or other types of fried foods. We recommend calling for reservations, especially on weekends. And another thing! Your sun terrace is wonderful.

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