Madrid’s hottest new restaurants 2016

It might lack a beach but it sure isn’t short of fantastic eateries. Madrid, Spain’s metropolitan capital is always worth a visit for true foodies. You might have heard a local say “No se puede comer mal en Madrid”/You can’t eat badly in Madrid. While I believe it is possible to have a bad meal in Madrid I admit that you would have to try very hard.

La Bonne Vivante spent a weekend exploring all its fantastic culinary options and can’t wait to bring you 2016’s hottest Restaurants in Madrid!


Sergi Arola, the former chef of famous La Broche is somewhat of a celebrity in the culinary world of Madrid and beyond. With his bohemian attitude and a few tattoos he’d instantly pass for the enfant terrible of Spanish cuisine. He has been incredibly successful and has earned himself 2 Michelin stars for his Madrid restaurant which is simply called “Arola”. He has even ventured to the Aps and opened a restaurant in Verbier’s posh W hotel hotel. Arola’s Madrid branch can host roughly 20 people and its intimate setting makes for some of its charm. The interior is sleek and classically elegant. When we arrived at 9.30 pm the restaurant was almost empty and for a brief moment we pondered whether Arola had passed its pinnacle however we were disabused of our doubts by 11 pm when the restaurant filled up completely…and we thought 9 pm was late for dinner. We ordered a 5 descrubimiento menu which started with a playful take on Tapas which Arola is famous for, went on with 4 interesting, innovative dishes including meat and fish options and ended our feast with a sweet strawberry sorbet composition. Arola is a good option for those who enjoy innovative Spanish cuisine with a twist.

Ten Con Ten

 This bustling, trendy restaurant is just as stylish and sophisticated as its guests. The menu offers an array of interesting combinations. We loved their signature Salad and delicious fish with truffled butter. End your feast with one of the restaurants fabulous signature cocktails. In the summer, the restaurant boasts a beautiful terrace. This is a great place if you like combining a sophisticated ambiance with high end comfort food.


Paraguas is an established choice in Salamance. The restaurant is frequented by locals mainly however you might also come across the odd tourist as well. The menu is proudly Madrileño and offers a great choice if fish dishes. Prices are reasonable, the interior is very cozy and the service is among the best you will find in Madrid.


Talking about hot restaurants this place is definitely trending very much. In addition to its restaurant Quintin has a bar and a cheese counter which has become a favorite  place for an aperitif for Mardid The ambiance is super cozy and Mediterranean with a large array of fruit and vegetables aesthetically assembled in the restaurants center. The food is excellent too. If you want to dive into Madrid’s trendy scene, this is your place. Calle Jorge Juan, 17, 28001 Madrid, Telephone: +34 917 86 46 24

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