Pedro Almodovar is one of the best directors out there. The Spanish prodigy often dines in some of Madrid’s best restaurants, which we have gathered for you here. As you taste the tapas, paella, and sangria in each of these you might feel like you’re a part of his next feature.
Calle Zurbano 31
“A full-evening food extravaganza” that’s decidedly “different from your normal grub” awaits at this “incredibly good” Chamberí Mediterranean.
Calle Libertad 21
Right in the heart of the lively, busy Chueca district is an oasis of contemporary creative cooking.
Carrera San Jeronimo 8
This Madrid landmark... is an elegant treasure trove of takeaway gourmet tapas downstairs, while the six upstairs dining areas are the upmarket preserve of traditional Madrid dishes.
Calle Libertad 6
Watch the busy staff preparing the food in the kitchen as you munch on delicious tapas.
C/ Alvarez de Baena, 4
With three Michelin stars, Zalacaín is arguably Madrid’s finest restaurant.
Calle Juan de Mena 14
Viridiana is synonymous with Abraham García and 30 years of excellence and good food.
Casa Lucio 85
Calle Cava Baja 35
When you want to eat nothing that's been deconstructed or otherwise engineered, when you yearn for honest Castilian food in a simple setting, there's nowhere better than Lucio BlÌÁsquez's restaurant near Plaza Mayor.
Calle Claudio Coello 67
“Muy bien” exclaim fans of the “creative, modern” dishes at this “pitch-perfect”, high-end Salamanca Catalan holding just a handful of tables.
Calle de los Cuchilleros 17
“Go for” the “succulent” roast pig and other “phenomenal”, “traditional” dishes at this “authentic” Castilian “classic” off Plaza Mayor.
Calle Alcala 15
Try any of the light and tasty mousses, foams, and liquid jellies, or indulge in the unique tapas.
Paseo Castellana 57
The Michelin-starred Santceloni is one of Madrid’s best restaurants, with luxury decor that’s the work of star interior designer Pascual Ortega.
Calle Ballesta 6
“Local ingredients” “fresh from the market” drive the menu at this Centro Spanish that earns praise for its “exquisite”, “simple preparations” complemented by “outstanding” wines.