Restaurants

Top Choice Tapas in El Retiro & the Art Museums

Estado Puro

A slick but casual tapas bar, Estado Puro serves up fantastic tapas, such as the tortilla española siglo XXI (21st-century Spanish omelette, served in a glass…), quail eggs in soy sauce or pig's trotters with cuttle…
Top Choice Modern Spanish in El Retiro & the Art Museums

Viridiana

Chef Abraham García is a much-celebrated Madrid figure and his larger-than-life personality is reflected in Viridiana’s menu. Many influences are brought to bear on the cooking here, among them international innovat…
Spanish in El Retiro & the Art Museums

Palacio de Cibeles

High in the iconic Palacio de Comunicaciones on Plaza de la Cibeles, this much-loved restaurant by Adolfo Muñoz takes Spanish staples, gives them a twist from the Castilla-La Mancha region, and then riffs a little w…
Spanish in El Retiro & the Art Museums

El Brillante

Just by the Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, this breezy, no-frills bar-eatery is a Madrid institution for its bocadillos (filled rolls) – the bocadillo de calamares has been a favourite for more than half a century – an…