The 10 Best Restaurants In Huertas, Madrid

Talitha Duncan-Todd

Once the home and popular hangout of writers, such as Miguel de Cervantes and Calderón de la Barca, Huertas is now considered Madrid’s literary neighborhood. As a popular tourist destination, there are many restaurants that line the streets of Huertas. Read on to find out about the 10 best restaurants in the area.

Plaza de Callao, Madrid

1. La Rotonda

Hotel Restaurant, Spanish, Mediterranean, European

La Rotonda - Hotel The Westin Palace Madrid
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Located in the heart of Madrid, under the spectacular stained glass dome of the iconic five-star hotel The Westin Palace, La Rotonda is proud of its elegant and quiet atmosphere. One of the highlights of the restaurant is the Sunday opera brunch, which is considered the best brunch in town, and allows you to savor a delicious and extensive brunch buffet while enjoying the best of live opera.

2. Sinfonia Rossini

Restaurant, Italian, Vegetarian, Fast Food

Sinfonia Rossini, Madrid
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It only takes a quick glance to notice the elegance of the Sinfonia Rossini restaurant. The affable chef Gianni Pinto only works with the best seasonal produce and thus is able to cook up the finest Italian delicacies. Do not miss the house specialties, which include the linguini alle vongole or focaccia with tomato and mozzarella.

3. Rayén Vegano

Restaurant, Healthy, Vegan

Grilled cabbage, pumpkin with ginger, beans and more
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Rayén Vegano offers 100% organic, handmade vegan fare. Even the beer and organic wines are handmade here. Booking in advance is highly recommended as the place is tiny, and fills up quickly. They always offer gluten-free and nut-free dishes too, and are highly considerate of customers with food intolerances. The restaurant is also dog-friendly.

4. Piccolo Diavolo

Restaurant, Italian, Mediterranean

Piccolo Diavolo
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Piccolo Diavolo, located near the Atocha station, is a small, authentic restaurant where you can enjoy classic Italian food and some regional delicacies. The pizza is 100% Neapolitan and is best complemented with their selection of fine Italian wine. The Italian staff are very friendly and attentive, and they give great advice on which dishes to choose. You may even receive some complimentary limoncello when you return a second time.

5. Indian Aroma

Restaurant, Indian, Asian

Indian Aroma prepares Indian food in a traditional tandoori oven. Its menu offers more than 80 dishes to choose from, and many of them are vegetarian. The restaurant is located in central Madrid, and is decorated with Indian artwork, as well as featuring soothing background music to add to the dining experience. Specialties include the tandoori chicken, the lamb tikka masala and the chana masala.

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