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The Best Hotel Restaurants in Madrid

Benjamin Kemper | January 12, 2018

With so many standout dining possibilities in Madrid, from tapas to dim sum to Michelin-starred degustaciones, there's no reason to take your meals in your hotel—unless, of course, you're staying in one of these food-focused properties whose kitchens exceed expectations at every turn. Here, our top picks for the best hotels for food lovers--these are the coolest hotel restaurants in Madrid.

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Barceló Torre de Madrid

Why it made the list

A destination in itself, Somos is an innovative restaurant in the sense that it features two disparate menus for lunch and dinner, the former focusing on minimal, market-fresh Spanish preparations and the latter hinging on international flavors (think braised eggplant with honey, katsuobushi, and smoked cheese). Picky eaters will love that the breakfast buffet has something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a freshly blitzed smoothie (available in three types), a sampling of artisan regional cheeses, or a slice of Spanish potato omelet. Our only quibble is with the sub-par coffee—it simply doesn’t stack up against the rest of the spread.

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Hotel Índigo Madrid

Why it made the list

On the surface, El Gato Canalla—with its chintzy décor and buzzword-ridden menu—looks another dime-a-dozen “fusion tapas” restaurant, but with well-executed dishes like oxtail meatballs and prawn croquettes, it punches above its weight.

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Only YOU Atocha

Why it made the list

Though Trotamundos restaurant in the lobby offers pleasantly fresh Spanish fare with a modern twist, it’s the weekend brunches at the rooftop Séptima restaurant that draw the crowds. It’s an all-out, buffet-style feast complete with endless cava (Spanish bubbly) mimosas, freshly grilled meats and fish, and local breakfast standbys like pan con tomate and chocolate-dipped churros.

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Hotel Urban

Why it made the list

Cebo, the hotel's market-based Mediterranean restaurant, is noted in the Michelin guide and (mark our words) is on track to earn a star. 15-course tasting menus (€80, €100 with wine pairing) are a killer value. Standout dishes include line-caught turbot à la meunière and hake cheeks with caviar, though it's a shame that the English-language menus are so badly translated (yikes: "180 Days Aged Cow and Mature Soup").

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Tótem Madrid

Why it made the list

Hermosos & Malditos is far more than a hotel restaurant—it’s one of the hottest dining spots in the neighborhood, thanks to its menu of quality seasonal fare that commingles Spanish and international flavors. The chef makes particularly exceptional "escabeche" (vinegar-cooked) dishes.

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Hotel NH Collection Madrid Eurobuilding

Why it made the list

Though NH Collection Eurobuilding Madrid houses a sushi restaurant, tapas bar, and cocktail lounge, its most notable tenant is DiverXO, Madrid’s only restaurant with three Michelin stars. Its experimental dishes, which often forego traditional plates in favor of logic-defying, full-table presentations, lure food connoisseurs from around the world. (Note: DiverXO books up months in advance, and the hotel, despite housing the acclaimed restaurant, is unable to call in any special favors.)

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Iberostar Las Letras Gran Vía

Why it made the list

In a district where English-translated menus and chain tapas restaurants are ubiquitous, Al Trapo is a breath of fresh air. Don’t miss the “airbag” of ensaladilla rusa (tuna-rich potato salad) encased in souffléed crispbread, a standout appetizer.

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Hesperia Madrid

Why it made the list

One of Madrid's top restaurants, the two-Michelin-star Santceloni, located on the ground floor of the hotel, offers a seafood-heavy menu of tweezed-and-microgreened epicurean delights complemented by a 2,000-bottle-deep wine list. Of particular note is the old-school cheese cart, wheeled around by a bowtied waiter and laden with hard-to-find European quesos. The décor is surprisingly generic and disjointed for a restaurant of this caliber; fuschia water glasses and chairs upholstered with floral patterns clash with the checkerboard tile floor and central industrial workbench.

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Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques

Why it made the list

Dos Cielos, a new concept by the locally renowned Torres brothers, may be Palacio de los Duques's top selling point. Poised to become one of the hottest restaurants in the city, its adventurous, seafood-heavy menu hits the sweet spot between Spain’s taste-bud-thrilling nueva cocina and hearty, soul-satisfying Castilian cooking.

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Villa Magna

Why it made the list

Villa Magna eschews the humdrum hotel restaurant stereotype with Tse-Yang, an upscale Cantonese dining room with flamboyant Chinese-style table-side service. Shatteringly crisp Peking duck steals the show, but don’t pass up the mouthwatering “cuatro felices” dumpling sampler. The equally refined Restaurante Villa Magna, located across the lobby, serves modern Spanish food on a verdant outdoor patio.

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Hotel Único

Why it made the list

Boasting two Michelin stars, Ramón Freixa Madrid is one of the city’s most lauded and emblematic fine-dining restaurants. Expect an impeccably orchestrated, multi-course meal filled with foams, gels, emulsions, and optical illusions—all in a playfully decorated dining room whose centerpiece is a backlit photo of Madrid’s Gran Vía. Even if you can’t splurge on a tasting menu, it’s worth booking an outdoor table at one of Chef Freixa’s Sunday brunches.

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