El Imparcial, the brainchild of five young Spaniards, embraces a growing local trend of dining and drinking establishments with a strong sense of visual branding that have added a quirky something extra.
This little “neo-tavern”, located in the heart of Madrid, has done an exceptional job of honoring its heritage, and in more than one way. With their modern interpretation of traditional Spanish food and the love that goes into their cooking, Celso y Manolo draws in diners from all over the city.
The aim at Mama Campo is simple, to raise awareness about what, exactly, it is that you are eating and to give you the option to buy organic food that isn’t prohibitively expensive. Their restaurant is a shining example of what you can do with simple, seasonal ingredients, and what real food should taste like.
A self-proclaimed, “house of coffees and espressos,” Toma Café single-handedly launched Madrid’s craft coffee craze and forever changed the standards of what qualifies as a proper café con leche.
It’s no secret that owner and chef Marcos Gil has a passion for wine, cheese, hospitality and dining. He and his dedicated team serve up a modern interpretation of homemade family recipes. With delicious food, amazing wines and service that’s always warm and welcoming, it’d be foolish not to visit Vinoteca Moratin.
Eating at Bocadillo de Jamón y Champán, whether it be for a quick snack or a full meal, manages to feel casual and glamorous simultaneously. Their quirky combo of jamón sandwiches and sparkling wine is definitely something we can get behind!
Divided into several distinct areas, this 3-in-1 establishment boasts a pinchos bar, restaurant and gin bar. Mercado de la Reina serves up a thoughtful list of traditional Spanish dishes, reinterpreted with a lighter hand but retaining all of the flavor of the recipes that inspired them.
Mercado San Ildefonso serves to-go-friendly food with an emphasis on traditional Spanish flavors and makes for a great way to ease into the somewhat chaotic traditions of Spanish bar snacking.