Tired of tapas? Try these Madrid restaurants Bacira

Tired of tapas? Try these Madrid restaurants

Explore the capital's alternative cuisines at these atmospheric restaurants where you’ll feast on fantastic international fare.


Spain Editor

Madrid is in the middle of a food revolution, with new cafés and bistros showing up all over the city almost daily, where the aim is to tantalise your tastebuds with variety. This winter, try anything from Asian delicacies to Argentinian cuisine, and of course, new takes on Spanish dishes. 



Celebrating its first anniversary, Bacira is a shining example of fusion cuisine that blends Asian dishes and Mediterranean traditions. Located in the Chamberí district with a rustic décor, this pared-down neighbourhood location is a great place at which to enjoy a laid-back meal. Its Anniversary Menu with a selection of their best dishes is a great way to savour their specialities. www.bacira.es 

Pecado Carnal

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Not just any beef, Wagyu beef. Pecado Carnal crafts its gourmet burgers from Japanese cattle that have been fed with beer and massaged. The labour of love produces one of the best types of beef around, with a distinctive marbling that melts during the cooking process, resulting in a scrumptious flavour and texture. With two locations in Madrid, we absolutely love the one on Calle Covarrubias with its chic, sophisticated décor. www.pecadocarnal.es 

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La Dominga

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La Dominga combines traditional homemade dishes with influences from Spain, Italy and Argentina, in one of Madrid’s hippest districts, the Malasaña. Its whitewashed brick walls contrast with dark wooden chairs and tables as in a Spanish tavern. The young couple who own La Dominga scour their local market every morning for the best produce, meat and other ingredients, and lovingly prepare the day’s fresh new dishes. www.ladominga.es 

Espacio 33

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Atop Torre Espacio, this restaurant offers incomparable views of Madrid, with high quality cuisine on the 33rd floor of the building. Admire the open kitchen and watch Chef Rafael Martinez hard at work, preparing traditional cuisine revamped with consistently innovative twists. The atmosphere is as magnificent as the view from your window and the wine list boasts a selection of international wines. www.espacio33.es 

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Street XO

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Spain’s only chef to have been awarded three Michelin stars, David Munoz is best known for his DiverXO, one of the country’s top contemporary eateries. Sister venue Street XO happens to be one of the most exciting restaurants in Madrid at the moment. Its open kitchen offers small plates of experimental Asian fusion cuisine in a very lively atmosphere. Located on the upper floor of the El Corte Inglés Department Store on Calle Serrano, it has also unbeatable views of the city. www.streetxo.com

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This new restaurant offers updated versions of traditional Spanish fare, with none other than Rafael Nadal, Pau Gasol and Enrique Iglesias as its partners. Spanish gastronomy shines bright here, where signature tortillas, candied sea bass cooked in extra virgin olive oil, grilled entrecôte fillets and many more classic specialities are on the menu. What’s next for the dynamic trio? Locations in the UK, US and Mexico. www.tatelmadrid.com 

1 Bacira
2 Pecado Carnal
3 La Dominga
4 Torre Espacio
5 Street XO
6 Tatel