Local fare + TESTING WORD restaurants

Sala de Despiece

Too stressful to go every night but this slaughterhouse concept is a Madrid experience that you’ll want to pocket at least once.

La Platea

Bold and ambitious, it’s a food and entertainment emporium like Madrid – or you, probably – has never seen before.

Mercado de San Ildefonso

Street food without the food trucks, a market on the boundary between Chueca and Malasaña that’s good for drinks too.

Celso y Manolo

Tapas with a modern twist and a killer vermút at this charming Chueca tavern.

La Gastro-croquetería de Chema

Now in Madrid’s trendy Triball area, drop in to bulk up your waistline on Chema’s calorie bombs.

La Otra Casa

Take up residence in Lavapiés for meal times. Enjoyable, beautifully presented, and inexpensive Spanish food.

La Gloria

Hearty and inexpensive, scrumptious Andalusian fare at this boho hangout in Triball.

Ten con Ten

Chic and buzzy, a safe bet in Salamanca for business during the week and to start the night on weekends.

Taberna Los Gallos

Five minutes walk, yet a world apart from Chueca, one of Madrid’s hottest sit-down places for traditional Spanish fare.

Poncelet Cheese Bar

Not for the lactose intolerant but look no further in Madrid if you like your queso, fromage and formaggio.

Mercado San Antón

Cruising Chueca and engaging in some authentic food market sampling are no longer mutually exclusive options.

La Manduca de Azagra

Get your five-a-day at this minimalist space where the traditional sides are the main draw. And rarely a tourist in sight.

Mercado San Miguel

Peruse foodie stalls at this recently revamped market and stay for supper.

Come Bien

Eat well at Ramón Dios’ beautiful space which serves up mouthwatering, comforting cuisine.

Olé Lola

An extravagant, romaticised dream of Spain full of bull-fighters, plañideras, sumptuous blood red interiors and creative tapas.

Estado Puro

Modern tapas served up in fun and funky environs, putting a new spin on the traditional Spanish finger food.

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