Restaurants. With options ranging from the oldest continuously operating restaurant
in the world to the standard fast food fare, Madrid offers food choices for any
taste and budget.
are a perennial favorite in Madrid, and the selection is so rich we have given
them a page of their own.
the fast food addict, local chains such as Rodilla, Museo de Jamon and Pans &
Co. can put tasty sandwiches or salads on a plate in a matter of minutes. Also
popular are the growing number of doner kebab stands. Major American chains such
as McDonalds, Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Subway, and Starbucks are present
throughout the city.
up a level in quality and style, tabernas and cafes throughout the city offer
tasty, inexpensive meals. Particularly good bargains are the menu del dia luncheons,
which generally offer a three course meal for prices between 6 and 10 euros. Tapas
and snacks are available throughout the day. If you don´t know what you
want, point at a tasty looking item behind the glass, and it will be served up.
Madrid restaurants include Casa Botin, hailed by Hemingway as the best restaurant
in the world, and which is certainly one of the oldest, having been operating
from the same location since at least the early 1700s. Other local favorites include
Caso Paco for steaks, Casa Mingo for roasted chicken with Asturian cider, and
Champagnerie Gala for paella.
here for a list of our favorites. For types of cuisine, check out Andalucian,
Asturian, Basque, Castilian, Paella
and Tapas spots.