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The best restaurants in Madrid for Spanish cuisine

Tickle your taste buds at these restaurants and experience mouth-watering food delights

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Spain Editor

Madrid is back at the top of the game after a long period of crisis, and new hotspots are opening every week in the city’s coolest neighbourhoods. The ‘Madrileños’ love food and the restaurants in their city love to showcase why Spanish cuisine is considered one of the best in the world. 

DSTAgE

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DSTAgE Chef Diego Guerrero’s culinary style is based on a combination of creativity, state-of-the-art techniques, perfection in execution and attention to visual presentation. The open kitchen can be seen from almost every part of the venue, and it is where Guerrero and his team work, as if on a stage, in full public view. Afterwards, the cooks leave the kitchen and enter the dining room to team up with the room staff and help look after the diners. www.dstageconcept.com

Kena

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Luis Arévalo is the Peruvian chef who owns Kena. He is a pioneer in what is called ‘Nikkei cuisine’ in which Peru meets Japan. With over 17 years of experience, this young chef is a point of reference on Madrid´s culinary scene. We recommend the Omakase Menu that the chef creates each morning according to the products he has bought that day. Kena also offers a great variety of cocktails, from the Peruvian Pisco Sour to the Japanese version, the Sake Sour, which matches the food to perfection. www.kenadeluisarevalo.com

La Montería

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Since 1963 this traditional Spanish Tabern has been serving fine local food. Located very close to the Retiro Park, La Montería has adapted to changing times. The place is divided into two different areas, the bar, always packed and perfect for food-sharing with friends and drinks, and the restaurant, with simple, minimalist décor, and a more intimate atmosphere. Cuisine is based on the quality of the ingredients, and it has also developed, so that traditional dishes are updated with new contemporary techniques and served with exquisite presentation. www.lamonteria.es

La Terraza del Casino

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Head Chef Parco Roncern trained under Ferran Adrià, the three Michelin starred chef, who is one of the most influential cooks in Spain. Under Roncero’s guidance, La Terraza has earned two Michelin stars. This place is really a one-in-a-life-time experience: the experimental twenty-three-course menu includes delicacies from the world over and exquisite wine pairings. La Terraza isn’t just about the avant garde, a strict black tie dress code is enforced and the private club attached it is one a well-known establishment in Madrid. www.casinodemadrid.es

MadrEat

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The first food street market in Madrid opens every third weekend of the month in a different location, from midday to midnight on Saturdays and midday to 6pm on Sundays. The creators of this revolutionary project comprise some of the most important chefs of the city: Estanis Carenzo, Luis Arévalo, Iván Domínguez (one Michelin star) and Mario Sandoval (one Michelin star). Their concept is to offer high-end culinary products at affordable prices. Always set in an open space and with more than 20 different stands, food trucks, stalls and kiosks, MadrEat is like a food laboratory at which to try the latest gastronomic trends: pork buns, chicken buns or the traditional ‘bocadillo’ (Spanish baguette sandwich) with a new twist. For information, see www.madreat.org

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2 Kena
3 La Montería
4 Casino de Madrid
5 Madreat