Traditionellt och experimentiellt bland Madrids restauranger

Under min vecka i den spanska huvudstaden kan jag inte minnas att jag gick hungrig en enda gång. Det var snarare en utmaning att få bort mättnadskänslan inför nästa måltid som närmade sig. Madrid tar dig med på ett matäventyr från traditionella tapasbarer till avancerad matkonst. Och du vill såklart prova allt. Här är några av mina absoluta favoritställen.


During my week in the beautiful capital of Spain I can’t remember being hungry once. Madrid takes you on a culinary journey from traditional tapas bars to avant-garde cooking, and you want to try it all. Don’t know where to begin? Here are some of my absolute favourite spots.

Street-Xo

Calle de Serrano 52, Madrid
streetxo.com
I love this place. It doesn’t matter if you have to wait in line for an hour just to get a seat by the bar – just order a cocktail to drink in the que and be happy. Street-Xo is the sister restaurant to Diver XO, Madrid’s only restaurant with three Michelin stars. And of course, the food is impeccable. The lively kitchen offers Asian fusion cuisine in an open kitchen joint with loud music in a crazy atmosphere. An absolute must when you’re in Madrid.

Taqueria La Lupita

Calle Conde de Xiquena 10, Madrid
lalupita.es
Vibrant Mexican restaurant and a great place for lunch or dinner. Come here for mouthwatering tacos with spicy chilli salsa and excellent margaritas. Pretty popular – book a table in advance.

Lamucca del Pez

Plaza de Carlos Cambronero 4,  Madrid
lamuccacompany.com
Popular spot in the Malasana neighbourhood that quickly gets full during the evening. Creative pizzas, meat and fish at reasonable prices. This place has a really nice vibe to it, and also great outdoor seating.

Sushita Café

Calle Alberto Aguilera 52, Madrid
sushitacafe.es
Located in the heart of the city center, stylish decorated Sushita Café offers fresh quality sushi and Japanese food in a lively atmosphere. Popular among locals and said to be one of the best sushi and Japanese restaurants in Madrid.

Álbora

Calle de Jorge Juan 33, Madrid
restaurantealbora.com
One Michelin-starred Álbora offers high quality cuisine and is perfect for a fancy lunch. My favourites on the short tasting menu are cured ham, artichokes with crab and red onion broth, and baby lamb shoulder with bulgur seasoned with chicory and vanilla. For dessert you should ask for their version of carrot cake, it’s pure joy.

Mercado de san Miguel

Plaza de San Miguel, Madrid
mercadodesanmiguel.es
One of Madrid’s oldest food markets, located in the city’s historic centre. There are plenty of stalls to choose from so you may want to arrive a bit hungry. Cured meats, cheeses, pickled vegetables, fishy pintxos or gourmet tapas – whatever you prefer you will find it here. Order some great Spanish wine or Austrian cider to go with your food, or have a sherry tasting with tapas at The Sherry Corner.

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