Preparation Madrid | where to eat

Preparation Madrid | where to eat

The city trip to Madrid will be a 5-day trip with 5 friends. We like to eat good food but on a budget. Luckily, in Spain, the prices are on average lower than in our country, so this will not be a problem. You can find all the places that I listed on the map, followed by pictures and a short description of each place. The opening hours in the description are the opening hours of most of the weekdays, but can vary on some days. It’s just to give an idea.


Spain is a country where everything is like being on vacation, even the locals are always relaxed. Most Breakfast cafés open at 10h or later. You can get good coffee in most places, and almost always have some sort of breakfast or lunch with it.


A family-run coffee- and brunch cafe. They have good coffee, toasts, salads, smoothies, and cake. It is the ideal place to start your day or take a break in the afternoon.
HOURS: 9:00-19:00
LOCATION: Costanilla de los Desamparados, 13, 28014 Madrid, Spain

Café de l’institut Français

This café is hidden inside the French Institute. They have a beautiful garden and you can get a croissant and a coffee for only €2,20.
HOURS: 8:30-20:00
LOCATION: Calle del Marqués de la Ensenada, 12, 28004 Madrid, Spain

verbena bar

This cozy bar offers simple but tasty options for you to have breakfast, lunch, just a coffee or a snack.
HOURS: 18:00-00:30 on weekdays, 10:00-00:30 on the weekends.
LOCATION: Calle Velarde, 24, 28004 Madrid, Spain

Il tavolo verde

This organic cafe and antic market gives a very cozy feeling. You can eat simple dishes with organic ingredients, while also admiring their antic and exhibitions.
HOURS: 9:00-20:00
LOCATION: Calle Villalar, 6, 28001 Madrid, Spain

Shukran city

In this small but trendy cafe, you can eat simple dishes and have a beautiful view of the arena Las Ventas.
HOURS: 12:00-00:00
LOCATION: Calle de Alcalá, 200, 28028 Madrid, Spain

San Wich

Here you can get typical Canadian sandwiches and burgers. This small place has also vegetarian options.
HOURS: 13:30-16:00 and 20:00-00:00
LOCATION: Espíritu Santo, 3, 28004 Madrid, Spain

Olivia te Cuida

This small restaurant serves healthy options, so you can vary your meals after all those tapas.
HOURS: 9:00-18:00
LOCATION: Calle Sta. Teresa, 8, 28004 Madrid, Spain

Cacao Sampaka

This is a chocolate lovers’ dream. With handmade chocolate truffles and an entire wall for their chocolate bars, it is a must visit if you like chocolate.
HOURS: 10:00-21:00
LOCATION: Calle Orellana, 4, 28004 Madrid, Spain

Alma cafe

This cozy cafe serves simple food for a good price. Its location is close to many museums.
HOURS: 9:00-00:00
LOCATION: Calle de Santa Isabel, 42, 28012 Madrid, Spain

Mur cafe

Good coffee, cake, and a “menu del dia” of 3 courses for only €10.
HOURS: 10:00-22:00
LOCATION: Plaza Cristino Martos, 2, 28015 Madrid, Spain

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Here you can get delicious smoothies and milkshakes.
HOURS: 12:00-16:00 and 19:00-21:00
LOCATION: Corredera Baja de San Pablo, 53, 28004 Madrid, Spain

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Mmm ??? #eatclean

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La cantina del matadero

Here at El Matadero, an art center in an old slaughterhouse, you can eat something and enjoy their delicious vino tinto de verano on the terrace. For lunch, you can get a 3-course menu for only €9,50.
HOURS: 11:00-00:00
LOCATION: Plaza de Legazpi, 8, 28045 Madrid, Spain


Because Spaniards have a siesta, dinner starts pretty late and the locals also stay up late. Don’t go to have dinner at 18h, many places don’t serve dinner at that hour yet. Most people go to dinner around 20h or later.

Musa Malasana

This modern restaurant serves great tapas and other dishes, at a good price.
HOURS: 9:00 (13:00 on weekends)-01:00
LOCATION: Calle de Manuela Malasaña, 18, 28004 Madrid, Spain

Le Coco

Because it is open all day, this place serves all sorts of dishes. You can have breakfast, lunch, dinner, cake, and cocktails here.
HOURS: 9:00-00:00
LOCATION: Calle de Barbieri, 15, 28004 Madrid, Spain


This is a neighborhood cafe that serves with good coffee and a relaxing atmosphere.
HOURS: 13:00-01:00
LOCATION: Corredera Baja de San Pablo, 25, 28004 Madrid, Spain

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#Repost ¡Preciosas fotos! ¡Gracias por la visita! ? • • • ?Как в меня столько влезло вообще?? . ?На днях у меня выдался обжорский день. Я пришла в один из самых классных итальянских ресторанчиков Маласаньи @aiomadrid абсолютно голодная! Как вы можете заметить по фото в карусели, я была очень голодна! (Но, конечно же, блюда брали на двоих!) . ?В результате, я так объелась, что не могла есть ещё сутки потом.? Всем, кто любит итальянскую кухню, обязательно загляните сюда. Больше всего мне понравилась брускетта с лососем, сливочным сыром и авокадо! Ее брать обязательно! ?Бургер был, кстати, очень неплохой для итальянского заведения. Взяла ради любопытства. . ?Ассортимент пива, конечно, так себе. Сплошной Mahou. Но было пиво, которое не Mahou – Ichnusа. Взяла на пробу. Ничего особенного. Поэтому берите лучше вино. #promadrid_еда

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Mama Campo

With its innovative menu of sustainable ingredients, its picturesque location, and its creative interior, this one is worth trying.
HOURS: 13:30-16:00 and 21:30-23:30
LOCATION: Calle de Trafalgar, 22, 28010 Madrid, Spain

Where to have a drink

When you think of a bar in Spain, you probably think of a bodega with some tapas. But Madrid also has some trendy and unique bars to explore.

Casa Mono

Trendy interior with very good cocktails.
HOURS: 12:00-02:00
LOCATION: Calle Tutor, 37, 28008 Madrid, Spain

Cafe Manuela

A board game cafe, a great evening activity!
HOURS: 13:00-01:30
LOCATION: Calle de San Vicente Ferrer, 29, 28004 Madrid, Spain

Azotea del Circulo

This rooftop bar is the ideal spot to enjoy your drink in the sun.
HOURS: 9:00-02:00
LOCATION: Azotea del Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid, Calle del Marqués de Casa Riera, 2, 28004 Madrid, Spain

El Anden

This rooftop bar at the train station of Madrid is perfect to drink a cocktail.
LOCATION: Calle Ombu 16, Dentro de la Estacion de Cercanias de Renfe de Mendez Alvaro, 28045 Madrid, Spain

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Vistas inmejorables…

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Something you should eat in Spain is tapas. And what is a better place to eat tapas than in a food market? You can also just walk through the markets and enjoy the atmosphere.

Mercado de San Miguel

The central market in Madrid, you can find various tapas here. Also the oldest food market in the city.
LOCATION: Plaza de San Miguel, s/n, 28005 Madrid, Spain

Mercado de San Ildefonso

Urban food market of three floors, with a terrace if you want to enjoy a cocktail in the sun.
LOCATION: Calle de Fuencarral, 57, 28004 Madrid, Spain

Mercado San Anton

A fairly new and modern food market in the trendy neighborhood of Chueca. You can buy fresh ingredients or you can eat a whole meal or tapas there. It also has a terrace.
LOCATION: Calle de Augusto Figueroa, 24B, 28004 Madrid, Spain

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