Calling all foodies in Madrid! Spain’s fabulous capital city of Madrid welcomes over 6 million tourists each year- it’s a wildly popular travel destination and for good reasons! The second-largest city in the EU should definitely be one of your top 10 bucket list destinations. Tripio App will help you plan the perfect vacation to Madrid, no matter the length. Our system can find exactly what you’ll enjoy doing around the city, so leave it up to Tripio to create your Custom Top 10 Itinerary. Imagine yourself trying new food, having adventures, and checking off bucket list items! We only include the top things to do in Madrid. History buffs, artists, dancers, foodies, architects, photographers, and travelers of all kinds will enjoy being surrounded by the beauty, life, and rich culture.
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Follow your custom itinerary made on the Tripio App to have the ideal vacation in Madrid. We’ll show you exactly what you are most interested in. Delight in horseback riding through the mountains, a hot air balloon ride over a castle, and an impressive array of museums; visit Real Madrid’s home stadium, catch a flamenco show, admire the artwork of Goya, Velasquez, and more. Tripio has done all the legwork to find the best and brightest activities, restaurants, nightlife, and more. Take advantage of these once-in-a-lifetime adventures with a custom itinerary. It’s easy to make Madrid your next vacation spot!
The rich history of Madrid will fascinate you. The city dates back to the 9th century! You can find everything from an Egyptian temple gifted to Spain in 1960, Cervantes’ and Goya’s remains, Europe’s first triumphal arch built after the fall of the Roman empire, the Royal Quartet by Strativarius, the world’s oldest restaurant, the largest functioning palace in Europe, and SO MUCH more. Buen viaje and happy eating!
$$-$$$ Asian, Caribbean, Mexican, Healthy, Fusion, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan & Gluten Free Options
Foodie alert! If you want a healthy, delicious meal, and you’re up for some unique “Japo-Tropical” fusion, this is the restaurant to try! Go experience something totally new and fantastic; let your tastebuds run wild. Try the Caribbean sushi roll (bluefin tuna, strawberry, avocado, fried plantain), sushi pizza (crispy rice base, salmon, cream cheese, crab, wakame, eel sauce, sesame) or the crispy Tex-Mex nachos with guac, cheddar cheese, sour cream, and pico de gallo. Many more well-presented options await.
Also don’t miss out on the signature cocktails of unique flavors, such as the “Fresca cocada” with rum, coconut liqueur, and strawberries. The service has been called some of the best in Madrid, too so indulge your healthy side and get your drink on at the same time at this fantastic gastrobar. It was voted one of the best bars in Madrid!
$$$$ Steakhouse, Barbecue, Mediterranean
Meat lovers, this place is calling your name… it’s simple, yet elegant, and the dishes are works of art. All of the meats are of a very high quality, and from different regions of the world, including Galicia and Argentina.
Raza Madrid has the perfect ambiance for anyone traveling and looking for an exquisite, nutritious, special meal. Give the Argentine empanada, the braised octopus, or the avocado salad a shot! For dessert, savor the divine flavors of pineapple with vanilla ice cream or cheesecake with dulce de leche, to name a few.
Don’t miss out on this unique restaurant that will impress you from the moment you walk in. The service is superb and the staff can make fantastic recommendations. Plus, you can sit on the patio, weather permitting. Reserve a table through Tripio App and experience Raza Madrid’s high end grilling!
$$-$$$ Venezuelan, Bar, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan & Gluten Free Options
Venezuelan food is amazing (worth trying if you never have), and Grama Lounge has the perfect patio to shelter you from those hot Madrid days. Expect a nice selection of music, and a rockstar staff that’s there to make your experience the most enjoyable! Not to mention a hearty, impressively good menu…
This cozy Latin restaurant/bar will exceed your expectations! With choices for many diets, there is something here for everyone. Come for brunch, a huge list of cocktails/drinks, cachapas, tequeños, gyozas, and Caribbean burgers, just to name a few fan favorites.
Try Venezuelan culinary classics such as corn arepas filled with fried green banana with bacon, avocado, and soft cheese. Or if it’s more to your liking, arepas with stewed chicken, cheese, guacamole, and pico de gallo. The combinations are mouthwatering.
Grama Lounge offers a classic tasty drink that you have to try for yourself: papelón con limón (limeade sweetened with raw sugar cane). The options are endless, and the flavors are truly one-of-a-kind. Fill up and chill out at this quality restaurant and bar that’s so worth your while!
$$-$$$ Latin, Healthy, Wine Bar
In the enchanting neighborhood of La Latina, you’ll discover this pleasant, cozy space. Try some organic wine and have a delicious meal while you’re there! Cedron Wine Bar’s carefully selected wine list of Spanish and Latin origins is superb.
The staff, including the owner, are very welcoming and friendly. Inspired by Argentine and Spanish comfort food, the meals are fresh and delicious. With options like fried ceviche, croquettes, beet hummus, and cheesecake for dessert, you’ll be raving about this place for months! If you’re looking for a perfect price-for-value dinner with a great wine selection in Madrid, put Cedron on your custom top 10 list.
$$$$ Spanish, Grill
Attention, foodies! This restaurant in the heart of Madrid received two Michelin stars in just six months…It’s nothing you’ve seen before: Spanish grill with a Japanese spirit. Have you ever wanted to try smoked meat, Stone Age style? Now’s your chance! Step down into a basement to find this secret gem waiting to be discovered. Perfect brioche with barley butter and avocado; followed by melt-in-your-mouth prawns; then a nitro tomato, smoked eel, red caramel and white garlic soup.
The multiple courses will make your jaw drop. Everything is superb, uniquely presented, and there is a lot of interaction with the chefs. You can choose to sit at the normal table or at the kitchen table, which is a bit warmer due to the open flame.
Don’t miss out on the grilled lobster in a pepper sauce and grilled strawberries with a black sesame whipped cream. For dessert, the puff pastry tart flavored with rose water is out of this world! Yummmm. Try some of the world-renowned wines while you’re at it! This restaurant is worth a visit and supremely rated in every aspect. Do you think it deserves more Michelin stars? Have a fine dining adventure and find out.
$$-$$$ Cafe, European, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free & Vegan Options
Give your travel meals a boost at this amazing brunch cafe that’s open all day! Enjoy delicacies such as acai, tapioca, shakshuka, smoothie & salad bowls, bagels, or their famous pancakes (with Nutella, mixed berries, ice cream, and more!)
Customers always express how highly they regard all of the fantastic, diverse options; from eggs benedict to sangria. The restaurant itself has 5 stars on TripAdvisor, and it’s considered one of the most Instagrammable ones in the world. Make sure you reserve beforehand, because Zenith can get full quickly. However, everything is well organized and the staff knows just how to make the guests happy. Go taste and see one of the top restaurants in Madrid for yourself!
$$-$$$ American, Fast Food, Vegan & Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
With no meat at this fast food joint, vegans will feel safe to eat the food, and the food is so delicious and inventive that everyone should visit Mad Mad Vegan for the experience! Relax in the happy atmosphere; while it’s not a gourmet or extremely healthy vegan restaurant, it’s the perfect spot to grab a quick burger and change up your gastronomic routine.
Everything here tastes incredible! Cajun fries, beyond beef or chicken burgers, fried “calamari,” vacon burgers, special chips, currywurst, and sweet potato fries are just some of the delicacies on the menu. Don’t pass up an opportunity to expand your horizons and dine at this fast food restaurant. It’s considerably one of the best things to do in Madrid for vegans!
$ Dessert, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan & Gluten Free Options
This hidden gem is a must-try for all dessert fanatics in the capital of Spain! Lots of options for many diets, (they have gluten free cones!) combined with lower prices, make Gioelia a shining star of an ice cream parlor in the city. It’s definitely one of the best things to do in Madrid on a hot summer day.
Indulge your sweet tooth with unique and creamy ice cream flavors, gelato, and other favorite European creations. Some of their gelatos and ice creams have flavors such as: melon and hibiscus, 100% Arabic coffee ice cream, white chocolate and passionfruit, chocolate mint, and ricotta with caramelized fig. Gioelia’s creations are artisanal and entirely worthy of your attention. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the long list of options that will satisfy all your senses.
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-Verena O’Malley, Tripio Guru