When it comes to finding the best restaurants in Madrid, MuchBites always looks for variety. After all, variety is the spice of life. The typical question that MuchBites receives the most is “what are the best restaurants in Madrid?” The answer to this question is nothing short of impossible due to many factors. Not least of which given the sheer number of restaurants in Madrid!! However, over the years that MuchBites has been in Spain, a few places have found themselves in the favourites list. In the spirit of keeping the food international, this page came about. The restaurants on this page deliver 100% of the time. So, if you live in Madrid or are just visiting, any trip to one of them will not leave you disappointed. You will especially love them when you are searching for a break from Spanish food.
Are they the best restaurants in Madrid for international food? You decide. But, most certainly, they are a starting point.
Gayagum Gallery Restaurant – korean restaurant Madrid
C/ de Bordadores, 7, Madrid, Sol
Fabulous Korea Food in the heart of Madrid, rather close to Sol. For all your Kimchi and Korean BBQ needs. They have their own farm where they grow their own vegetables. So, at Gayagum, vegetables taste delicious and fresh. Not to be missed.
Banibanoo – persian restaurant madrid
C/ de las Mártires Concepcionistas, 19, Madrid, Manuel Becerra
One of, if not the only place to try divine Persian food in Madrid. Banibanoo offers freshly made meals and cakes on a daily basis. To try and die for would be the hummus with feta cheese and beetroot and the Sekanjabin drink and coffee. Food heaven!
Takos Al Pastor – mexican restaurant madrid
C/ de la Abada, 2, Gran Via
Mexican-owned taqueria offering tacos the way I am sure they are eaten in Mexico – full of flavour and optionally spicy. Fantastic value for money with tacos starting from 1€ each. Favourite taco filling being Al pastor. Be sure to try the red chilli sauce for heat and the green sauce for “semi” heat. Believe me when I say that this will be the best restaurant in Madrid for tacos by a mile!
Carrito Charrua – C/ Alcala 309, Quintana
This restaurant brings delicious charcoal rotisserie roasted chicken packed with amazing marinades. If you find yourself missing Nandos or maybe soul chicken, you won’t be disappointed here. Also on offer are high quality grilled steaks. It is not located anywhere near the top places to see in Madrid but it is still worth a visit!
Le Comptoir de la Crepe – french restaurant madrid
Le Comptoir de la Crepe, C/ de las Huertas, 68, Madrid, Anton Martin
Les crepes comme en France? Mais oui, oui. French owned creperie with a Parisian feel to it. This is most probably how you would have crepes in France. On offer are savoury and sweet crepes. Must try the crepe with caremel breton (salted caramel).
Tuk Tuk – asian restaurant madrid
C/ del Cardenal Cisneros, 6, Metro Bilbao
You cannot be told to go to this place fast enough. Flavour packed Asian food, from curries to noodles and soups. Fresh flavours, most of which freshly prepared while you wait. To try: Bicol Express rice dish and the Malaysian Chicken Satay skewers.
La Colonial de Huertas – cuban restaurant madrid
La Colonial De Huertas – C/ de las Huertas 66, Madrid, Anton Martin
Good old hearty Cuban food, made and served by Cubans. Excellent value for money menu del dia. Great picadillo, tostones and ropa vieja. Mojitos and other tapas accompany lovely Cuban beats for a lively soiree.
Goiko Grill – Various locations – check www.goikogrill.com
Probably the best restaurant in Madrid for burgers. Trying is believing. Made with freshly made meat in the kitchen everyday, including daily hand-cut potatoes and seasonings. This is the place to go to whenever you are not sure where to go.