Our guide to Madrid seafood restaurants is always going to arbitary, especially whilst everyone has their personal tastes and preferences, what we instead try to do is bring you those restaurants that are popular with the natives.
There are some typical Spanish seafood dishes that have to be tried and half of this page is dedicated to those. The other half of the page relates to the best Madrid seafood restaurants to try them in!
Typical Spanish seafood dishes
With a northern coastline bordering the Bay of Biscay and the Atlantic ocean as well as a southern coastline along the mediteranean Spain enjoys the benefit of two distinct flavours and very different styles of cooking.
Dishes from the northern part of Spain tend to be fish based whilst those from the south are more related to shellfish and crustaceans. With Madrid being in the middle of the two you can experience the best of both worlds.
Bacalao al pil-pil
Madrid Seafood Restaurants
We did say earlier that trying to please everyone is impossible so if you discover a gem amongst the seafood restaurants in Madrid let us know
EL CUCURUCHO DEL MAR
Address: Postigo de San Martín, 6
Telephone: 91 522 08 95.
Opening Times: 11am to Midnight. Closed Monday evenings.
Specialities: Shellfish, fish y home cooking from the Galicia region of Spain.
One of our personal favourites due to its central location ( Metro: Callao or Gran via) and informal atmosphere. Run by two brothers from Galicia who came to Madrid almost 20 years ago they pride themselves on the freshness of their seafood and don´t expect you to break the bank just to enjoy a meal in their establishment.
For those arriving to Madrid by train Rias Altas offers a cheap and cheerful menu to cater for almost all tastes. Downstairs the restaurant operates as a bar / salon and upstairs is given over to formal dining. The menu here is cheap and plentiful and for less than 15€ you can eat well.
With the cheapest meal costing around 60€ this is one of Madrids luxury seafood restaurant. Free valet parking and the need to reserve in advance are befitting of the upmarket location in Barrio Salamanca.
Another of Madrid´s luxury seafood restaurants Combarro was opened in 1977 and has been a regular on the agenda of the rich and famous ever since. Meals average around 70€ a head although can cost a lot more depending on the wine selected. Valet parking is standard.