With its rich history and fascinating heritage, Spain’s capital city, Madrid, is counted among the greatest European cultural centers. Compelling museums, beautiful boulevards, lush parks, electrifying nightlife and incredible food are all integral to Madrid. The city’s architectural beauty adds to its charm and one of the best experiences is to watch the sun go down over its skyline. It is no surprise, therefore, that rooftop restaurants have become popular - they combine beautiful vistas with delectable European cuisines! Read on to learn about the top rooftop restaurants in Madrid, Spain, where you can sit back with a drink and enjoy the gorgeous views around you.
1. Doña Luz Restaurante
Overlooking Madrid’s most famous public square, La Puerta del Sol, Doña Luz Restaurante’s rooftop setting offers a wonderful way to take in Madrid’s views while enjoying a delicious meal. The restaurant largely serves Mediterranean fare along with a delightful selection of beverages, including wine and beer. Be sure to order their lip-smacking sangrias and one of their apreas. The terrace offers both covered and open sections, so you can pick out a comfortable spot to enjoy the surrounding vistas.
Doña Luz Restaurante
Address: Montera, 10-12, Roof 28013, Madrid
Website: Doña Luz Restaurante
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 1pm - 12am; Fri: 1pm - 1am; Sat: 12pm - 1am; Sun: 12pm - 12am
2. Azotea del Círculo
The rooftop restaurant Azotea del Círculo is arguably the best lookout spot in all of Madrid thanks to its location. The restaurant is located on the top floor of Círculo de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Circle) a major cultural center located in the heart of the city. You can enjoy 360-degree views of this beautiful city from here. The menu features Mediterranean cuisine and the must-try dishes are their tapas and also their in-house cocktails. Please note, an entrance fee of 4 EUR (4.3 USD) is typically levied to access the rooftop bar, if you do not intend to dine there.
Azotea del Círculo
Address: Calle Marqués de Casa Riera 2, 28014 Madrid
Website: Azotea del Círculo
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 9am - 12am; Sat - Sun: 11am - 12am
3. Ginkgo Restaurante & Sky Bar
Enjoy spectacular nearly 360-degree views at Ginkgo Restaurante & Sky Bar from its location on the 12th floor of the hotel VP Plaza España Design Hotel. Featuring a sophisticated decor with a laidback ambiance, the sky bar serves Mediterranean and Asian cuisines. Walk around the rooftop’s open spaces to take in the city’s skyline, which also features a pool under a transparent floor! Be sure to pick up one of the bar’s famed cocktails. Live music is often hosted all through the week, creating a wonderful atmosphere. There’s an entrance fee of 6 EUR (6.6 USD) that gets deducted if you order something, but entrance is free if you have a lunch or dinner reservation.
Ginkgo Restaurante & Sky Bar
Address: Plaza España nº 3, 28008 Madrid
Website: Ginkgo Restaurante & Sky Bar
Opening hours: Sun - Wed: 1pm - 1:30am; Thu: 1pm - 2am; Fri - Sat: 1pm - 2:30am
4. Paco Roncero Restaurante
Paco Roncero Restaurante, a two-Michelin starred restaurant, guarantees a feast for the senses. On offer are avant-garde creations from celebrity chef Paco Roncero, that can be savored in an opulent setting. The restaurant is located on the top floor of an erstwhile casino, Casino de Madrid - you can either sit amid a luxuriously decorated high ceiling room with intriguing decor touches or on the terrace under the open sky. The restaurant features a 19- and a 25-course tasting menu, which includes an array of innovatively presented culinary delights from the chef.
Paco Roncero Restaurante
Address: Calle de Alcalá, 15, 28014 Madrid
Website: Paco Roncero Restaurante
Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 1:30pm - 4pm, 9pm - 11:45 pm; Sat: 1:30pm - 4pm, 9pm - 11pm (closed on Sun & Mon)
5. Azotea Forus Barceló
A popular hangout spot, Azotea Forus Barceló is a warm and welcoming rooftop restaurant set amidst greenery. At this terrace restaurant, you will find a selection of Spanish and European favorites on its brunch menu and also its evening menu. The choice in beverages is also extensive, from whiskey to cocktails and wine. You can feast on pretty city views as you relax with your chosen drink.
Azotea Forus Barceló
Address: Calle Barceló 6 4ª planta, 28005 Madrid
Website: Azotea Forus Barceló
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 10am - 12am; Fri - Sat: 10am - 1am
StreetXo is three Michelin-starred, Spanish chef David Muñoz’s casual dining venture, which offers a rather unique experience. The restaurant has been developed around the concept of Asian street food stalls in terms of both the restaurant ambiance and the food it offers. There’s a centrally placed open kitchen around, where you can sit and be served by the cooks themselves, apart from regular seats spread around the terrace. The menu includes a variety of popular street foods with innovative twists that include options like sandwiches, which is a top item to try. Also available on the menu are several yummy cocktails. The restaurant is located on the top floor of El Corte Inglés Serrano, giving a view of Madrid’s charming streets.
Address: Calle de Serrano, 52, 28001 Madrid
Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 1:30pm - 4pm, 8:30pm - 11pm; Thu: 1:30pm - 4pm, 8pm - 11:30pm; Fri & Sat: 1:30pm - 4:30pm, 8pm - 11:30pm; Sun: 1:30pm - 4:30pm, 8:30pm - 11pm
7. Restaurante El Mirador del Thyssen
Open only during summer months, this terrace restaurant, located in Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum’s sophisticated setting, is perfect to enjoy a relaxed evening after a day of sightseeing. The restaurant offers lovely views of the beautiful Paseo del Prado boulevard and surrounding areas. The cuisines on offer are largely Mediterranean, with a few European touches. You will get both traditional dishes as well as culinary specialties from the chef. You could try the red tuna loin with Guernica peppers.
Restaurante El Mirador del Thyssen
Address: Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Paseo del Prado, 8, 28014 Madrid
Website: Restaurante El Mirador del Thyssen
Opening hours: Mon: 12pm - 4pm; Tue - Thu: 12pm - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 1:30am; Sun: 12pm - 7pm
8. Picalagartos Sky Bar
Located centrally, Picalagartos Sky Bar is set atop the NH Collection Gran Vía Hotel offering 360-degree views of the charming, glittering skyline of Madrid. The bar is located on the ninth floor of the hotel while the restaurant is situated one floor below, both featuring a chic, stylish ambiance. Plan an evening here as it offers one of the most unforgettable sights of the sun setting over the city. The bar and restaurant can get busy so reservations are advised.
Picalagartos Sky Bar
Address: Calle Gran Vía, 21, 28013 Madrid
Website: Picalagartos Sky Bar
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 3pm - 11pm; Fri: 3pm - 1:30am; Sat: 12pm - 1:30am; Sun: 12pm - 11pm
9. El Viajero
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Located in Madrid’s main Latina neighborhood, El Viajero has been a popular rooftop destination for several years now. Housed inside a 19th-century building, this rooftop destination is split into three levels - the ground floor features a restaurant, while the second floor has a bar and the terrace offers a mix of both. The views here are of vintage Madrid with its old-world charm. The menu features Mediterranean and Spanish dishes. Be sure to try their house mojitos which are quite famous. The restaurant is also well-known for its South American meat dishes, and also its carpaccios and tiramisu.
Address: Plaza de la Cebada, 11, 28005 Madrid
Website: El Viajero
Opening hours: Wed - Thu: 11:30am - 2am; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 2:30am; Sun: 11:30am - 1am (closed on Mon & Tue)
10. Volvoreta Restaurant
Volvoreta Restaurant offers a combination of breathtaking views of the city and inventive gastronomical delights by top chefs. Located on the 30th floor of the five-star hotel, the Eurostars Madrid Tower offers panoramic views of the Sierra of Madrid. The restaurant promises dishes made with freshest of local produce and the best of culinary tradition, updated with inventive touches. The ambiance is high-end with elegant furnishing and decor. The special Volvoreta Gastronomic menu includes exclusive and rare options like Iberian wild boar, octopus and tuna tataki.
Address: Floor 30, Paseo de la Castellana, 259B, 28046 Madrid
Website: Volvoreta Restaurant
Opening hours: 1:30pm - 4pm, 8:30pm - 11pm (daily)
Savor Madrid's breathtaking views
With picturesque views from one of these top rooftop restaurants in Madrid, Spain is definitely a must-visit on your itinerary. In some cases, especially at fine dining restaurants, you may be required to either pay an entrance fee or make a booking. The casual dining restaurants, however, have a host of affordable items on the menu, so you can grab something while enjoying the vistas.
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