The 10 Best Restaurants In Huertas, Madrid

Photo of Talitha Duncan-Todd
9 February 2017

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 | © Enrique Gómez/Flickr

Vinoteca Morartin Bistrot

Vinoteca Moratin is an intimate, small and cozy bistrot in the center the Golden Triangle of Art. Here, you can order high-quality homemade food complemented by very friendly and professional service in an inviting atmosphere. There’s a fantastic selection of Spanish wines, with a variety of international options too.
Calle de Moratín, 36, Madrid, Spain, +34 911 27 60 85

Courtesy of Vinoteca Moratin
Courtesy of Vinoteca Moratin

La Pizzateca

La Pizzateca believe in craftsmanship and they make each of their pizzas healthy and light, as they’re prepared with the best ingredients. Located in the heart of Madrid, in the Barrio de las Letras, La Pizzateca offer a wide selection of pizzas in either a Roman style or Neapolitan style. In addition to this, they also cook up calzones, rustic pizzas, lasagne, and finally the tiramisu mamma. The tutti funghi, la dolce vita, and the pizza capricciosa are just some of the great options on the menu.
Calle León, 35, Madrid, Spain, +34 913 69 32 10

Taberna del Chato

Taberna del Chato is a great tavern located in the most central and commercial zone of Madrid, and is within walking distance of la Puerta del Sol and la Plaza de Santa Ana. It’s the ideal place to make a stop when sightseeing, to order some tapas or to have dinner in one of its small rooms. The kitchen is open to the public, so you can talk directly to the chef and watch as he makes your meal.
Calle de la Cruz, 35, Madrid, Spain, +34 915 23 16 29

La Rotonda

Hotel Restaurant, Spanish, Mediterranean, European
La Rotonda - Hotel The Westin Palace Madrid
La Rotonda - Hotel The Westin Palace Madrid | © Philip Schäfer/WikiCommons
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.

Sinfonia Rossini

Restaurant, Italian, Vegetarian, Fast Food
Sinfonia Rossini, Madrid
Sinfonia Rossini, Madrid | © Serge Melki/WikiCommons
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.

Rayén Vegano

Restaurant, Healthy, Vegan
Grilled cabbage, pumpkin with ginger, beans and more
Grilled cabbage, pumpkin with ginger, beans and more | © Rayen Vegano Facebook page
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.

Piccolo Diavolo

Restaurant, Italian, Mediterranean
Piccolo Diavolo
Piccolo Diavolo | © Garry Knight/Flickr
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.

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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