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Madrid restaurants

For years, the capital sat on the sidelines, watching maverick chef-chemist Ferran Adrià, the founder of the foam, rise to prominence in Catalonia and become the world's most important culinary figure since Escoffier. To date, Adrià's only appearance in Madrid is a joint venture with NH Hotels called Fast Good, a cafeteria-style lunch stop. But his disciples have arrived, constructing kitchens with chemical laboratories full of centrifuges and nitrogen cartridges. If you come to the capital looking only for the latest in food science, however, you'll risk missing out on some of the city's noblest traditions: a simple roast suckling pig, for instance, or raciones (small plates) of marinated octopus. Don't skip the famous raw cured hams: jamón serrano and its pricier brother, the buttery jamón ibérico, best enjoyed by themselves on a plate, or at most atop pan tomaca, that classic Spanish toasted bread rubbed with garlic and a thin sheen of tomato. Eating traditional tapas has more to do with grazing while on a night out, so if you're looking for recommendations, go to our Nightlife section.

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Antojo, Madrid

A first glance inside César Rodríguez's sparsely decorated space of only 16 seats hints little at the fact that he is one of Madrid's culinary...more

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Arce, Madrid

This cozy restaurant serving evolved tapas (expect lots of fish and game dishes) has walls the color of egg yolk covered with eclectic framed prints and...more

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Asiana, Madrid

You'll think you're in the wrong place for a few minutes after you ring the unmarked doorbell of a deserted antique store—until a stylish server emerges...more

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Balzac, Madrid

For a while, this pricey, prestigious restaurant seemed lost, as people lamented the departure of noted chef Andrés Madrigal (now at Alboroque in the...more

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Casa Lucio, Madrid

When you want to eat nothing that's been deconstructed or otherwise engineered, when you yearn for honest Castilian food in a simple setting, there's nowhere...more

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Casa Mingo, Madrid

Set just below the Parque del Oeste near the Príncipe Pío train station, Casa Mingo is the one place every madrileño takes out-of-town guests to....more

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Casa Paco, Madrid

In Madrid, tortilla is served in almost every bar—and almost every bar claims that theirs is the best in the city. At Casa Paco, the tortilla is indeed in...more

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Dassa Bassa, Madrid

Darío Barrio is another school-of-Adrià alum, and that's what the Madrileños are hungry for, if the instant success of this place after its 2004...more

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El Cucurucho del Mar, Madrid

When a delicate fillet of sole ennobled by an aristocratic reduction of fish stock and cava is priced at such an inexplicably low level, you might come to...more

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Estado Puro, Madrid

Carles Abellan did it first, then Alberto Adrià (Ferran's brother). Now, it's Paco Roncero's turn. Like those other stars of Spain's molecular gastronomy...more

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