Demonstrating the love and affection you hold for that certain someone in your life is something that you should do every day, and not just on special occasions, such as Valentine’s Day or birthdays. Luckily, in Madrid, you do not have to search high and low for the most romantic restaurants in city. Try one of these spots so that you can treat your partner to an unforgettable meal in a spectacular setting.
Bodega de los Secretos is hidden away in the historical Barrio de Las Letras, very close to the Prado Museum and the Reina Sofía Art Center. This restaurant is not just the oldest bodega in Madrid (it was founded in the 17th century), but it also offers incredible cuisine prepared using fresh ingredients with a remarkable eye for presentation. Just reading the menu is enough to whet your appetite. Try the grilled octopus with pepper oil and stuffed potatoes, or the red tuna tataki with sesame, mango, and garlic. The intimacy of the seating arrangement, the minimalist yet welcoming decor, the exposed brick, and the inviting atmosphere all make Bodega de los Secretos a magical place.
If you’d like to know a secret, one of the best hidden gems in Madrid is El Jardín Secreto. When you’re comfortably seated in this restaurant-cafe, time will seem to slow down, as you contemplate the hustle and bustle of city life outside. Intimate, relaxing, and stylish, this venue has everything that you need to enjoy some quality time with your special someone. This cafe is ideal to share an early evening tea, milkshake, or dessert, and all the furniture that you see is actually on sale. So, after you’ve enjoyed a romantic evening together, you can also take home something new for your home.
The list of romantic restaurants in Madrid is a long one—and this is without even mentioning the many options outside the city! If you don’t mind traveling and you can get yourself to Hoyo de Manzanares, then at El Vagón de Beni you will be treated to a luxurious evening onboard an authentic 19th-century train car. The venue recreates a train station and is the perfect way to relive the times of the legendary Orient Express. For €150 you can take advantage of their all-inclusive “romantic pack,” which includes a tasting menu with exclusive wine pairing, a bouquet, and a glass of champagne in the private car that once belonged to King Alfonso XIII. This is a popular offer, so make your reservation early to avoid disappointment.
Spending an evening in one of Madrid’s finest romantic restaurants with your loved one will help reignite the spark and create some unforgettable memories you will always cherish.