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Viridiana

Abraham Garcia is an innovative chef, who happens to write his own food blog for El Mundo.
Dishes are refined and original. Also, the wine selection is exceptional. 

 

La Terraza del Casino

In La Terraza, you’ll discover the very creative and innovative cuisine of Ferrán Adrià, definitely Spain’s most famous Chef. He is not in the kitchen but Paco Roncero, the Terraza chef, will provide you with quite a culinary experience. Only book when the outside terrace is open. 

 

Ramón Freixa Madrid

Two  Michelin stars for this Catalan chef whose cuisine is of a high quality based on a meticulous choice of products, an excellent technique, creativity and a characteristic  sense of humor. This is a small place featuring its own garden area.  On warm days you can sit on the terrace.

El Club Allard

El Club Allard is a restaurant with classic decoration with elegant platforms, polish and moldings which takes the creative cuisine to another level of high standards. You have the choice of three menus and the chef will take the time to explain them to you. Gourmets will not be disappointed. 

Santceloni

This restaurant, whose manager is the famous Santi Santamaría (3 Michelin stars for his restaurant “Can Fabes” in Sant Celoni), is located inside the Hotel Hespería. Santamaría is a candidate for 3 Michelin stars here too.

A y G

The great feature of this restaurant is its Peruvian come South American flared cuisine, which is currently very popular in Madrid.  Try the ceviche and tiraditos, they are simply divine! 
Astrid y Gaston is now called A&G. They have just moved locations, but that the team is still the same. If you want to eat informally, they have a bar called the huarique gastro. This is a Peruvian term for 'little known gem' or 'hole in the wall'. The huarique is the first gastrobar of the famous Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio. It's a new concept of an informal atmosphere to enjoy cuisine in small dishes at virtually any time in a modern and casual setting. The huarique is the perfect alternative and a complement to the kitchen.

 

Senzone

You will find Senzone in the Hotel Hospes. The young chef, Paco Morales, serves haute cuisine and gourmets should not miss the chance to savour the food of this Madrilene Chef.

Sergi Arola Gastro

Celebrity chef Sergi Arola of La Broche fame has gone solo. The result is a smaller, less minimalist, but equally modern bistro for thirty customers at a time. Arola does away with tradition and offers only three sampler menus: a short one, a long one, and one entirely made with cheeses. More than 600 different wines, mostly from small producers, are all available by the glass. From 140 to 180 €. 

 

La Tasquita de Enfrente

La Tasquita de Enfrente was founded more than 30 years ago and offers a seasonal cuisine prepared with great products and a touch of creativity. This restaurant is an unpretentious delight.  

 

Diverxo

This small restaurant has become a shrine for those with an adventurous palate. The young Spanish chef David Muñoz has worked for years at London’s Nobu and Hakkasan, and at Diverxo he has succesfully fused a mix of Spanish, Peruvian and Asian cuisine. It now has 2 Michelin stars. One of their suggested desserts is the warm pistachio cake with herb ice-cream and yoghurt emulsion. The restaurant serves only three sampler menus (the most challenging is a 15-dish proposal).  Book well in advance.