Where to eat near Madrid

Whether you’re in the mood for a meal with friends, family or a romantic dinner, there’s always a good reason to go out to eat. Spanish gastronomy is quite renowned and well worth discovering. So here’s our list of the best places where to eat near Madrid.


Located in the northwest of the capital, Cercedilla is renowned for its meat, especially that from the Sierra de Guadarrama. The region is also known for its artisanal cheeses, such as Manchego and Cabrales, as well as a variety of dairy products like fresh milk and creamy yogurts.

Buitrago de Lozoya

This historic town, which has preserved its city walls, is also well worth a visit for its food. Montejo beans are one of the specialties, although they are sometimes associated with other towns. We recommend you try the beans with black pudding, chorizo and local vegetables. To try this and other dishes, El Espolón and El Asador las Murallas are the two restaurants to try.

San Lorenzo del Escorial

Although Madrid also has a number of restaurants that serve it, this is the city to try the stew. The best stews can be found at Asador del Rey and El Charolés. The traditional way to enjoy this dish is to pour the ragout soup into your pasta and then eat the chickpeas with chorizo, bacon and black pudding.

La Hiruela

This is now a very popular spot for the capital’s residents and tourists alike. With its beautiful scenery, it attracts a lot of people, so it’s best to make a reservation if you’re planning to eat there. You can enjoy potatoes with Soria torrezno, followed by old-fashioned wild boar or cod loin with ratatouille.

Campo Real

In addition to the meats and other dishes we’ve already mentioned, this town is also home to a local product: olives. You’ll be able to discover it with special artisanal vinaigrettes made with fennel, thyme, oregano and garlic, which are different for each producer. Campo Real olives have also been awarded a Quality Label by the Community of Madrid.


We’ve mentioned all the savoury dishes, but not the sweet ones… So we’re back again to Chinchon, which we mentioned in our list of big-screen scenes filmed in Spain. Famous for its Plaza Mayor, Chinchon is also famous for its pastries and sweets, such as novice’s tit and monk’s balls.

So, now you know where to go if you want to discover more of the spanish gastronomy or if you just want to eat well in beautiful places with this list of ‘Where to eat near Madrid’ !

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