Madrid, Culinary Capital of South America

  • Culinary Capital of Ibero-America

    Madrid, capital gastronómica de Sudamérica

    One of the most attractive and fun things you can do in Madrid is to roam around its streets looking for many unique flavors. Even though here you can enjoy the cuisine of all five continents, Spain’s capital stands out as the ideal European city to dive into the succulent - and booming – Ibero-American cuisine. With 500 years of common history and an emigration very proud of their roots and with a highly entrepreneurial spirit make Madrid a perfect place to look for the Ibero-American cuisine.

    Would you like to try the best Mexican, Peruvian, Cuban... food? In different areas of Madrid you can find different kinds of venues ranging from more traditional restaurants to more modern and unique settings. You are bound to find what you are looking for be it tacos, ceviche or ropa vieja. Come to Madrid and discover the taste of America.



  • Mexican restaurants

    Comida mexicana

    Do the words like flor de calabaza, nopales or chiles make your mouth water? Do not worry. In Madrid you can satisfy that craving in a Michelin-star restaurant Punto MX (Goya underground station). It is the only Mexican restaurant in Europe with a Michelin star and has a tasting menu designed by the chef Roberto Ruiz.

    Also following the Mexican tradition is the Entre suspiro y suspiro located in a big old house decorated with Aztec motifs. They boast having the biggest variety of tequilas in all of Europe (Ópera underground station).

    Tepic is another Mexican place and you should check out its bar and dining room. They grow their own produce and you will love their cocktails prepared on site.

    More options? For example Taquería del Alamillo (La Latina underground station) that has two restaurants and a tiendita (little store) offering Mexican products; or Cantina Roo (Gregorio Marañón), a restaurant and bar offering new Mexican cuisine. 

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  • Argentinian restaurants

    Comida argentina

    Are you desperate for asados or carne a la parrilla and alfajores? How about an empanada criolla? No problem! You can visit La Cabaña Argentina, founded as a classical Argentinian grill, but located in the central Madrid and with meat shipped vacuum-packed directly from Argentina (Sevilla underground station)

    You can also try the El Rancho barbecue and enjoy the great meat in VIP style in one of their separate dining rooms in the Madrid Río district (Pirámides underground station).

    Other restaurants for an Argentinian date include: Casa Federica (Noviciado) with their home-style recipes, The Knife with several venues in Arturo Soria and San Sebastián de los Reyes and LAVACA (it has several venues in Madrid like the one in Castellana or Arturo Soria) offering charcoal-grilled meats and meats made in Josper charcoal oven.

    More Argentinian restaurants in Madrid


  • Brazilian restaurants

    Comida brasileña

    Those craving feijoada or a churrasco brasileiro can also find something for themselves in Madrid, You can visit Rubaiyat (Cuzco underground station), that offers the best meats from their farm accompanied by the wines from one of the best equipped cellars in the world. From April through October you can visit their exclusive terraces.

    Should we recommend more places? Vila Brasil (Prosperidad), a churrascaria specialized in Brazilian rodizio or espeto corrido - different kinds of grilled meats. 

    Brazil lovers will also find other appealing places like Los Espetinhos (metro Bilbao) - at night they serve great cocktails like caipirinhas.  Close to the Centro Comercial Príncipe Pío you can find El Novillo Carioca, a Brazilian rodizio churrascaria serving meats carved with swords and refreshing caipirinhas.

    More Brazilian restaurants in Madrid


  • Peruvian restaurants

    Comida peruana

    Taste of Peru becomes more and more present in Madrid, so if you like ceviche or Lima-style causa, you have come to the right place.

    A great place to visit is the legendary Inti de Oro in the heart of Barrio de las Letras (Sevilla underground station). It is one of the best places in the city for traditional Peruvian food attested by the 25 years of its history. How about a tasting menu that includes ceviche norteña, papa rellena, ají and tarta de tres leches?

    If you like to mix different flavors, you will love Kena, a Peruvian-Japanese fusion restaurant, also known as Nikkei cuisine (Núñez de Balboa underground station).

    But if you just want Peruvian food, there are a lot more options of great quality: Kechua  (Ópera underground station ), Tampu (Chueca underground station), Chincha (Plaza de España underground station), /M (Banco de España underground station), Tiradito (San Bernardo underground station), Chambí (Iglesia underground station),  the famous Ronda 14 (Gregorio Marañon underground station) by the Lima-born chef Mario Céspedes who also has another, Cilindro (Manuel Becerra underground station), together with the Asturias-born Conchi Álvarez.

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  • Cuban restaurants

    Comida cubana

    The Caribbean cuisine has been slowly making its way into the city and you can find several restaurants dedicated to Cuban cuisine where you can try ropa vieja, arroz con frijoles, arroz habanero, pierna de cerdo asada…

    One of those places is the legendary Zara (between Chueca and Banco de España). Apart from the delicacies we mentioned earlier they also offer crunchy plantain tostones, corn or yucca tamales with mojo and their famous daiquiris. What more can you ask for?

    We also have to mention places like Cuando salí de Cuba (Callao underground station), La Colonial de Huertas (Antón Martín) and La Negra Tomasa (very close to Sol). A lot of them also give live shows.

    More Cuban restaurants in Madrid


  • Venezuelan restaurants

    Comida venezolana

    Empanadas and Venezuelan arepas, pabellón, asado negro, patacón... The typical Venezuelan dishes can also be found in Madrid.

    A great place to discover them could be Alma Llanera (Gran Vía underground station), a little piece of Venezuela in the heart of Madrid.

    Another place worth visiting is La Candelita (Chueca underground station); and even though we place it with Venezuelan restaurants, it could also be mentioned with the Peruvian ones as it offers dishes from both of these countries and Latin American cuisine in general. Apart from the typical arepas, it has more than 20 different types of rum and a dozen Caribbean cocktails.

    More Venezuelan restaurants in Madrid


  • Chilean restaurants

    Comida chilena

    Typical Chilean full-flavored dishes? Of course you can find them in Madrid! You should stop by Como en Chile (Argüelles underground station) and try carne mechada, Chilean empanada, palta or panqueques.

    Another little Chilean spot is San Wich (Tribunal underground station). If you wish to try the typical Chilean sandwiches, you should have a taste of their famous Chacarero with veal, tomatoes, green beans, green ají and mayonaise.  


  • Columbian restaurants

    Comida colombiana

    Do you want to share the Columbian customs around the table? It is another thing you can try in Madrid. An ideal place to do that is La Fogata  (Puerta del Ángel underground station), a place that has been making Columbian food since 1999. Their menu includes dishes like ajiaco bogotano, chuleta valluna, mondogo paisa, sancocho and sobrebarriga a la criolla.

    Other options are La Rochela (Quevedo underground station) that plays salsa and vallenato music that transport you directly to Colombia; and Patacón Pisao (Palos de la Frontera underground station), also giving live performances.


  • Uruguayan, Ecuadorian... General fusion

    Uruguayos, ecuatorianos

    In Mano de Pablo (Las Tablas underground station) you can try Uruguayan dishes like their chivito al pan. If you prefer Ecuadorian food, you can try El Rincón Ecuatoriano (Gran Vía underground station) or Casa Ecuador (Atocha Renfe underground station) with true Ecuadorian cuisine in a quiet, cozy and warm atmosphere.

    Typically you will have no trouble finding restaurants or bars with Latin American offer like Oceanika Fusión Bar (República Argentina underground station) Casa Jaguar (Ópera underground station), El Güero (Canillas underground station), Cacao Restobar (Antón Martín underground station)…

    Madrid has proven to be a great place for this type of cuisine giving it a chance to fully bloom in all its splendor. How about a taste?



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