Top 5 restaurants to choose on a visit to Madrid, Spain

There are thousands of places to eat in Spain's capital, but here are five top-notch restaurants to choose on a visit to Madrid.

Madrid is the capital of Spain, and also the capital of dining. Among all the unique attractions of the city [VIDEO] are many tapas bars, cafes and restaurants, with hundreds to choose from. Dishes on offer include typical Spanish cuisine and there is a variety of international restaurants serving Italian, French, German, Chinese, Japanese and others.

To make your decisions easier when visiting the city [VIDEO], the following five Madrid restaurants have all been voted five-star on Tripadvisor. Buen provecho!

1

Restaurante Etimo by Begoña Fraire - Calle Ayala 27, Barrio Salamanca, Madrid, Spain

Chef Begoña’s work has been praised by gastronomic critics and diners for many years. This Madrid restaurant uses seasonal, locally-sourced fresh market products and meat that has been produced without animal abuse. Enjoy up to five courses of dishes with a Spanish theme, reimagined by the chef including seafood, beef, chicken and lamb, and ending with a choice of delicious desserts, all washed down with the best Spanish wines.

2

Astor - Calle del Almendro 9, local B, Madrid, Spain

The elegant and innovative Astor restaurant opened last year in the La Latina neighbourhood. The menu is a fusion of dishes and ingredients from other European countries, including the Italian risotto, hummus served with beet and the fresh fish meniure. The chef uses the freshest local ingredients to create the dishes. The restaurant’s decor is minimalist and elegant, giving an intimate atmosphere. There is an extensive wine and cocktail menu to choose from.

3

Kausa Madrid - Calle Amor de Dios 9, Madrid, Spain

Watch your favourite sport while dining on a fusion of Peruvian and Spanish cuisine, including meat, fish and seafood dishes, followed up by delicious desserts. There is an extensive wine list to choose from along with other drinks and lunch and dinner are served.

4

Parrillada El Olivo - Calle de las Huertas, 1, Madrid, Spain

This restaurant offers the best grilled steak, with their signature dish being an 800 gram Chuletón steak. They also serve a selection of tapas and dishes, including oxtail, seafood paella, Madrid tripe, arroz caldoso and grilled octopus.

5

San Mateo Circus

Enjoy healthy food while dining at San Mateo Circus with a DJ playing music to accompany your meal. The premises have been a meeting place for locals for decades and the current owners want to bring joy, happiness and fun into their clients’ lives with an audiovisual experience and an art deco decor. The menu of meat, seafood and vegetable dishes is all based on a fun circus theme, including the names of famous performers like Buffalo Bill and the Human Cannonball.

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