Restaurants

Top Choice Tapas in Plaza Mayor & Royal Madrid

Mercado de San Miguel

This is one of Madrid’s oldest and most beautiful markets, within early-20th-century glass walls and an inviting space strewn with tables. You can order tapas and sometimes more substantial plates at most of the cou…
Top Choice Modern Spanish in Parque del Oeste & Northern Madrid

DiverXo

Madrid's only three-Michelin-starred restaurant, DiverXo in northern Madrid is one of Spain's most unusual culinary experiences. Chef David Muñoz is something of the enfant terrible of Spain's cooking scene. Still i…
Top Choice Tapas in Málaga

El Mesón de Cervantes

Cervantes started as a humble tapas bar run by expat Argentine Gabriel Spatz but has now expanded into four bar-restaurants (each with a slightly different bent), all within a block of each other. This one is the HQ…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Montjuïc, Poble Sec & Sant Antoni

Enigma

Resembling a 3D art installation, this conceptual offering from the famed Adrià brothers is a 40-course tour de force of cutting-edge gastronomy across six different dining spaces. A meal takes 3½ hours all up and i…
Top Choice Extremaduran in Sierra de Gata & Las Hurdes

Restaurante La Meancera

Now here's something special. In remote El Gasco, La Meancera has classy, intimate decor (white wooden furnishings, an open kitchen) and fabulous food, mostly sourced from its own gardens and neighbouring farms. The…
Top Choice Catalan in Girona

El Celler de Can Roca

Ever-changing avant-garde takes on Catalan dishes have catapulted El Celler de Can Roca to global fame. Holding three Michelin stars, it was named the best restaurant in the world in 2015 by The World's 50 Best. Eac…
Top Choice Spanish in Alicante

El Portal

Excellent in every way, this plush corner spot sports deliberately OTT decor that changes biannually but is always interesting. Grab a table or squeeze up at the bar to enjoy some of this part of Spain's finest prod…
Top Choice Modern European in La Sagrada Família & L'Eixample

Lasarte

One of the preeminent restaurants in Barcelona – and the city's first to gain three Michelin stars – Lasarte is overseen by lauded chef Martín Berasategui. From Duroc pig's trotters with quince to squid tartare with…
Top Choice Modern European in La Sagrada Família & L'Eixample

Disfrutar

Disfrutar ('Enjoy' in Catalan) is among the city's finest restaurants, with two Michelin stars. Run by alumni of Ferran Adrià's game-changing (now closed) El Bulli restaurant, nothing is as it seems, such as black a…
Top Choice Modern Spanish in Dénia

Quique Dacosta

In sleek, white, minimalist premises near the beach 3km west of Dénia, this coolly handsome place is one of the peninsula's temples to modern gastronomy. The eponymous chef employs molecular and other contemporary t…