Some of my favourite Madrid restaurants by Kirsty Leggatt

by Susannah Grant posted on 9 June 2015

I’m always looking at new restaurants to try in Madrid. I decided this week that I’d post about some of my current favourites. If you’re a foodie and have some great restaurant tips then we’d love to hear from you!

For traditional Spanish, I like Pelotari in C/ Recelotos, 3. Their steak is amazing and I can’t go past their leek pie. The service is fabulous and they have quite an extensive wine list.

Another traditional Spanish restaurant that I love is Posada De La Villa in C/ Cava Baja, 9. The speciality here is their roast baby lamb. It’s a huge restaurant — three levels and quite popular with tourists. This is a famous Madrid landmark and has been frequented by a number of renowned people, the names of which are carved into their chairs. I sat on Quentin Tarantino the last time I was there!

For something a little different I like Lamucca. There are a number of these restaurants peppered around Madrid. It has a menu that should satisfy the fussiest eaters. They serve pizzas, pastas, curries and salads. The restaurants are contemporary and the staff speak English.

I can’t not post about the Flamenco show that I have taken numerous visitors to. There are a number around Madrid but the one I know best is La Taberna de Mister Pinkleton in C/ Cuchilleros, 7. You can book a show and dinner or just go for the show and you receive a complimentary drink. It’s reasonably priced and I’ve always loved the performances. I’ve been to some, where photography is prohibited but taking photos of the Mister Pinkleton show is encouraged, so if you’re a photo fiend, you’ll be set!

Do you have a favourite restaurant in Madrid or have you experienced a great show? If so, we’d love to hear about it!