In Madrid, Sundays are for relaxing, unwinding and eating delicious food!
Many madrileños spend Sundays at home with their families, enjoying a long, leisurely lunch and plenty of conversation. However, there are still plenty who prefer to get out and spend the day in town. If you’re visiting the city, finding out where to eat in Madrid on Sundays can be tricky. Some bars and restaurants close up shop for the day, and many of those that stay open are overpriced tourist traps. Skip those and enjoy a meal at one of these much more authentic options!
1. Casa Lucio
Calle Cava Baja in the happening La Latina neighborhood has dozens of bars and restaurants. Not all of them are created equal. Head straight to Casa Lucio, one of La Latina’s best restaurants and one of our top picks for where to eat in Madrid on Sundays. A true family-run affair, this historic restaurant is a Madrid institution (just ask its dozens of famous patrons) and home to some of the best huevos rotos in Madrid!
Address: Calle Cava Baja, 35
2. Casa Revuelta
Sometimes all you need is some fried fish and beer. That’s exactly what Casa Revuelta does best, making it one of our favorites when figuring out where to eat in Madrid on Sundays. Hidden away between more touristy places in the area surrounding Plaza Mayor, locals constantly pack into this tiny, unassuming bar. The fried bacalao (codfish) is the specialty of the house and will set you back at less than 5 euros when paired with an ice cold beer.
Address: Calle Latoneros, 3
3. Taberna El Sur
Get off the beaten path and head into the vibrant local neighborhood of Lavapiés, where few tourists wander. Here, you’ll find the small but charming Taberna El Sur, which locals adore for its welcoming atmosphere, friendly service and—of course—delicious food at reasonable prices! Simple tapas are the star of the show here. It’s the perfect place to spend a few hours chatting with friends over beer long after the meal has ended.
Address: Calle Torrecilla del Leal, 12
Escape to the south of Spain without leaving Madrid! Alhambra is a perfect little haven of Andalusian flair right here in the capital. The interior decor evokes Cordoba, Granada and Seville. Dishes such as rabo de toro and gazpacho bring the flavors of southern Spain to life. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a Sunday meal, but you can also catch some great flamenco music here later at night.
Address: Calle Victoria, 9
5. Restaurante Vivares
Located in a bright, beautiful, recently renovated space on Calle Hortaleza, Restaurante Vivares is home to both the traditional and the eclectic. Residents of the vibrant Chueca neighborhood love this locale for its friendly service and welcoming staff as well. Without a doubt, it’s where to eat in Madrid on Sundays if you want a casual, relaxed experience in one of the city’s hippest barrios.
Address: Calle Hortaleza, 52
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Life is too short to speak one language and stay in one place. In 2015, this philosophy took her from familiar Ohio to sunny southern Spain. Usually drinking tinto de verano, reading Lorca, or attempting to dance flamenco (not all at once). Follow her blog, Viatic Couture, for more.