|Madrid Travel Guide|
For 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.
Stepping 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.
Classic 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.
Click here for a list of our favorites. For types of cuisine, check out Andalucian, Asturian, Basque, Castilian, Paella and Tapas spots.
El Cenador del Prado
La Terraza---Casino de Madrid
Ginza Sushi Bar
Julián de Tolosa
La Cava Real
Las Cuevas de Luis Candelas