Welcome to the Time Out EAT List, our handpicked ‘best of’ the Spanish capital’s food scene. These are the best restaurants in Madrid right now: the freshest, most inventive and most memorable, ranked by expert local editors.
Madrid is enjoying a big moment in the spotlight as a gastronomic destination. There are practically endless opportunities to savour an exceptional, succulent and exciting meal here. So we’ve selected the restaurants that you shouldn’t miss for anything in the world if you’re passing through. On this list you’ll find both blinding culinary creativity and first-class local produce, dishes from faraway lands and meals that are truly, deeply from Madrid. Cutting-edge techniques and high-quality ingredients are a given. And whether you’re going all-out or doing the Spanish capital on the cheap, there’s always a good wine list for several toasts.
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