- Osteria Il COLOMBO in Calle Hermanos Bécquer 5
Colombo opened recently this past November in Madrid with a similar Venetian menu as their brother restaurant, Xemei, in Barcelona.
2. Le Petit in Calle de Argensola 24
One of the most charming, romantic and intimate French cuisine restaurants in Madrid.
I recommend sharing different plates to get to taste more than one! My favorite dishes are their oven cooked artichokes with olive oil, salt and rosemary as well as their calamari with rainbow vegetables.
Keep space for their chocolate desserts, mouthwatering!
3. 80 grados Malasaña in Calle de Manuela Malasaña 10
This restaurant is the perfect option for large group friend gatherings. I suggest sharing a bunch of plates. You can end up having a delicious dinner for only 20 euros!
4. Aarde Restaurante in Plaza de la Independencia 10
A pricey restaurant for special occasions near Retiro Park and Puerta de Alcalá. Their extended menu is a combination of several cuisines: Japanese, Mediterranean and Indian.
5. Konnichiwa in Calle Fuencarral 98
Ideally for a fast, cheap and delicious sushi option in the city. The only negative aspect is that their kitchen extractor hood is not effective which gives the entire restaurant a Korean bbq ramen smell.
6. Sto Globo Sushi in Calle Sta. Teresa 8
Small, cozy, romantic. Ideal for dates. Don’t forget to try their tuna tartare baos: INCREDIBLE!
7. Lamonarracha in Calle Alonso Cano, 53
DELICIOUS OPTION to go with your girlfriends to gossip and catch up of the week! Try their flamed sushi!
8. Mo de movimiento in Calle Espronceda, 34
A spacious Italian restaurant with a beautiful exterior space. Tip: don’t go on weekends for lunch… their service is not as good as during weekdays.
9. Quispe in Calle de Orellana, 1
ONE OF MY FAVORITE OPTIONS IN MADRID. A Peruvian restaurant with thin cut fish, sushi rolls, rice plates and many more delicious options!
10. Ikigai in Calle de la Flor Baja, 5
Expensive but worth to try to impress your date. They have a large variety of hand rolls.
11. Sala de despecie in Calle Ponzano, 11
A restaurant where waiters use “fire” and other engaging methods to serve your orders. Delicious food and excellent quality. The restaurant is small so be sure to reserve ahead of time!
12. Mune in Calle de Pelayo, 57
A Lebanese restaurant with high quality vegetarian and non vegetarian options. Keep space for their delicious Kneffe (puff pastrie filled with cheese).
MY FAVORITE OPTION (SO FAR) —-> QUISPE for the excellent quality, service and ambiance.