Zalacaín

restaurants / European

Zalacaín information

Madrid , Spain
Address
Street Calle de Álvarez de Baena 4
Telephone
+34 91 561 48 40
Getting there
metro Gregorio Marañón
More information
www.restaurantezalacain.com
Prices
mains €28-50, menú degustación €105.60
Opening hours
lunch & dinner Mon-Fri, dinner Sat, closed Aug
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Lonely Planet review

Where most other fine-dining experiences centre on innovation, Zalacaín is a bastion of tradition, with a refined air and a loyal following among Spain’s great and good. Everyone who’s anyone in Madrid, from the king down, has eaten here since the doors opened in 1973; it was the first restaurant in Spain to receive three Michelin stars. The pig’s trotters filled with mushrooms and lamb is a house speciality, as is the lobster salad. The wine list is purported to be one of the best in the city (it stocks an estimated 35,000 bottles with 800 different varieties). You should certainly dress to impress (men will need a tie and a jacket).