Food and Drink

  • Si la vida fuera una ciudad... sería Madrid. Gastronomía

Madrid is known for its amazing atmosphere, which often centres around a table. Whether it’s having tapas in La Latina, a calamari sandwich in Plaza Mayor or innovative cooking in a Michelin-starred restaurant, eating and drinking in Madrid is a rare treat. And if you’re after a chance to try some authentic Madrid cuisine and enjoy its traditional flavours, visit our centuries-old restaurants for an utterly delectable experience.

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Here’s a list of the best tapas bars in Madrid for a most enjoyable culinary experience.

Savoury dishes and sweets, tapas and wines of the land. What and where to eat in Madrid.

Discover the establishments that boast one, two or even three Michelin stars, from long-established restaurants to new venues that have been awarded their first stars in the 2022 edition.

Don't leave Madrid without first dining at one of these eateries steeped in history.

Madrid may not be on the coast, but the city knows how to prepare a mean paella.

All the vegetarian and vegan options in the capital. Fresh products prepared in modern and traditional recipes.

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Make room in your tummy because you won't want to miss out on these mouth-watering treats.

Madrileños love their chocolate, especially when it's served piping hot with a few crunchy churros to dip into it.

Just as they did back then, these establishments with over a century of history still put a smile on our faces, especially at Christmas when they become even more magical.


Find out why Spaniards tend to eat later than the rest of the continent, when it's traditional to munch on a "saint's bones" and where you take in a flamenco show with a drink or a meal

Sample the best jamón, tortilla and other tapas in bars and food markets around the city.

events for foodies

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    The international gastronomic event, considered to be the Nobel Prize for cuisine, recognises the Best 100 chefs in the world (18-20 September).

    The Best Chef Awards 2022
  • An international gastronomic summit that draws the world’s top chefs every year (IFEMA MADRID. 23-25 January 2023).

    Madrid Fusión Alimentos de España
  • Europe's largest fine foods fair is a must for professionals from the sector (IFEMA MADRID. 17-20 April 2023).

    36th Gourmets Fair
  • The most important gastronomic-cultural event of the year will be holding its fourteenth edition in 2023 (Dates to be confirmed).

    Gastrofestival 2023
  • The Best Chef Awards 2022
  • Madrid Fusión Alimentos de España
  • 36º Salón Gourmets
  • Gyozas de langostinos y camarones del restaurante Cilindro. Gastrofestival Madrid 2021
  • Madrid is brimming with revamped markets where locals do their weekly shopping and meet friends for a drink and a bite to eat.

    Gourmet Markets and Gastronomic Spaces
  • Mercados y espacios gastronómicos


An observation deck at 92 metres.

Our online store (in Spanish) sells artisan souvenirs.

Hop on board the city's official sightseeing bus!

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  • There are many restaurants that close well into the early hours to satisfy the appetites of night owls.

    Late dining in Madrid
  • La Primera
  • Discover Spanish wines, among the best in the world , and the emerging wines from Madrid, which are increasingly elaborated and recognised.

    Enotourism in Madrid
  • Enoturismo en Madrid