Restaurants

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Lhardy

This Madrid landmark (since 1839) is an elegant treasure trove of takeaway gourmet tapas downstairs and six dining areas upstairs that are the upmarket preserve of traditional Madrid dishes with an occasional hint o…
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Casa Alberto

One of the most atmospheric old tabernas (taverns) of Madrid, Casa Alberto has been around since 1827 and occupies a building where Cervantes is said to have written one of his books. The secret to its staying power…
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La Terraza del Casino

Perched atop the lavish Casino de Madrid building, this temple of haute cuisine is the proud bearer of two Michelin stars and presided over by celebrity chef Paco Roncero. It’s all about culinary experimentation, wi…
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Casa Labra

Casa Labra has been going strong since 1860, an era that the decor strongly evokes. Locals love their bacalao (cod) and ordering it here – either as deep-fried tapas (una tajada de bacalao goes for €1.50) or una cro…
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Vinos González

Ever dreamed of a deli where you could choose a tasty morsel and sit down and eat it right there? Well, the two are usually kept separate in Spain but here you can. On offer is a tempting array of local and internat…
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Casa Toni

Locals flock to Casa Toni, one of Madrid's best old-school Spanish bars, for simple, honest cuisine fresh off the griddle. Specialities include cuttlefish, gazpacho and offal – the crispy pork ear is out of this wor…
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Las Bravas

Las Bravas has long been the place for a caña (small glass of beer) and some of the best patatas bravas (fried potatoes with a spicy tomato sauce) in town. In fact, its version of the bravas sauce is so famous that …
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La Casa del Abuelo

The ‘House of the Grandfather’ is an ageless, popular place that's been around for more than a hundred years. The traditional order here is a chato (small glass) of the heavy, sweet El Abuelo red wine (made in Toled…
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La Gloria de Montera

La Gloria de Montera combines classy decor with eminently reasonable prices. The food isn't especially creative, but the tastes are fresh and the surroundings sophisticated. You’ll get a good initiation into Spanish…
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Maceiras

Galician tapas (octopus, green peppers etc) never tasted so good as in this agreeably rustic bar down the bottom of the Huertas hill, especially when washed down with a crisp white Ribeiro. The simple wooden tables,…