Late dining in Madrid

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Raise your hand who hasn't forgotten to dine while kicking a city! Where can we go to dinner if the appetite wakes up at unseemly hours? What if the theatre session has been longer than it should be? Or if our friends have arrived in Madrid much later than planned? The city has a wide range of venues that cater to those who want or need to dine out of time.

- Platea Madrid

Calle de Goya, 5 - 7. Metro: Colón, Serrano.

Large culinary space with around twenty restaurants serving national and international cuisine with concerts and live shows.  

- La Maruca

Velázquez, 54. Metro: Serrano and Velázquez

Spacious establishment with a menu that changes in accordance with the time of the day.  Extensive bar, informal dining room, more intimate lounge and acclimatised terrace.  

- La Primera

Gran Vía, 1. Metro: Gran Vía

Sophisticated eatery with light-hearted and cosmopolitan touches, popular with international visitors for its Spanish omelette, anchovies from Santoña or scorpionfish pie.

- Bang Cook

General Martínez Campos, 43. Metro: Alonso Cano

Inspired by the streets and gardens of Thailand with a light-hearted and fun atmosphere. It combines music, cocktails, mixology and traditional and creative Thai cuisine.

Bang Cook

- Tatel

Paseo de la Castellana, 36. Metro: Núñez de Balboa

Quality personalised cuisine which revives the best traditions to adapt it to today’s public. It seeks to internationalise the traditional Spanish culture and cuisine.  

- LobByto 

Calle de Echegaray, 8. Metro: Antón Martín

Located in the lobby of the Gran Hotel Inglés, this cocktail bar has a unique cocktail list and also serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner or snacks between hours.

-Taste Gallery

Plaza de San Miguel, 8. Metro: Sol

It has a menu of Mediterranean recipes prepared with the finest ingredients,  a perfect place to have a vermouth and some tapas and two ‘cave’ lounges, which are ideal for groups and events.

- Viva Madrid

Manuel Fernández y González, 7. Metro: Antón Martín

A one hundred year old shop that started out as an illustrious tavern in 1856, offers a mix between tavern and cocktail lounge, served by the Argentinean bartender, Diego Cabrera.

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- Caripén

Plaza de la Marina Española, 4. Metro: Santo Domingo

French art decó restaurant famous for its rock mussels. It was the flamenco house of Lola Flores, of which it conserves the festive, uninhibited and bohemian atmosphere and a  roguish touch.

- Lady Pepa 

Calle de San Lorenzo, 5. Metro: Príncipe de Vergara

Famous for its spaghetti bolognaise cooked in a clay pot. It is possible to find musicians playing their songs.  

- Taberna La Carmencita

Calle de la Libertad, 16. Metro: Chueca

This is the second oldest tavern in Madrid, 1854, visited by authors from the 1927 generation and by the Madrid Movement. It has recovered the spirit of the former 19th century eating houses.  

- Baco y Beto

Pelayo, 24. Metro: Chueca

Tavern with a pleasant atmosphere whose menu includes dishes such as spider crab pie, aubergine in parmesan or turkey and brie toasted bread.

- Bar Tomate

Fernando el Santo, 26. Metro: Colón

It is a charming place with an extensive menu offering specialities such as cuttlefish with fried egg or octopus carpaccio with peppers. It has DJ sessions on Fridays and Saturdays.

Bar Tomate

Celso y Manolo

Libertad, 1. Chueca. Metro: Chueca (L5). It closes at 02:00 hours.

Located in the neighborhood of Chueca is this local occupying the old Restaurante Argüelles is this tasca castiza, which has been called as its former owners, Celso and Manolo. From its large marble bar eight meters long, standing since the 50s, vermouth is served with tapas and portions of traditional cut, but renewed.

La Gabinoteca

Fernández de la Hoz, 53. Chamberí. Metro: Alonso Cano (L7). It closes at 02:30 hours.

An informal and stylish two-level restaurant that reinvents Spanish cuisine with great creativity in its dishes. An extensive menu of tapas prepared with products of the highest quality and with a surprising presentation.



Delve into Madrid’s exciting food scene and treat yourself to a dinner at a Michelin-star restaurant, grab a drink and some tapas in a century-old tabarna or enjoy a bite to eat and a cocktail in a rooftop bar with fabulous views.

Unwind over a drink, dance till the small hours, spend an evening at the theatre or go on a tapas crawl… Madrid boasts an unparalleled nightlife scene.  

  • Find out why Spaniards tend to eat later than the rest of the continent, when it's traditional to munch on a "saint's bones" and where you take in a flamenco show with a drink or a meal

    Eating in Madrid (PDF)
  • Guide Eating in Madrid
  • Savoury dishes and sweets, tapas and wines of the land. What and where to eat in Madrid.

    The Flavours of Madrid
  • Gastronomía madrileña
Gourmet Markets
  • One of the most emblematic traditional markets of Madrid converted into a gourmet paradise, close to the Plaza Mayor.

    San Miguel Market
  • The most sophisticated face of gastronomy is found in this modern market in Chueca.

    San Antón Market
  • A new dining space in the Salamanca District.

    Platea Madrid
  • Tradition and innovation in a street market designed to showcase the most select gastronomy.

    San Ildefonso Market
  • Enjoy a new gastronomic experience in the heart of Madrid.

    Gourmet Experience (Callao)
  • El Corte Inglés has opened a seven-star Gourmet Experience right in the heart of Madrid's Golden Mile, at its Serrano 52 store.

    Gourmet Experience (Serrano)
  • Mercado de San Miguel
  • Mercado de San Antón
  • Vista de la Plaza de Callao y calle Gran Vía desde Gourmet Experience (Callao)
  • Ponzano, la calle gastronómica de moda en Madrid - El Invernadero
  • Red wine and beer may traditionally be most Spaniards' drinks of choice, but cocktails are becoming an increasingly popular alternative.

    Cocktail Bars
  • Coctelerías de Madrid


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