Ándale, ándale! Try the best Mexican restaurants in Madrid

By | 25 September, 2018 | 0 comments

Recognised by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage, Mexican cuisine is one of the most popular ones in the world. It is famous not just for traditional dishes such as burritos, nachos and fajitas but also for the delicious sauces which accompany them and which are prepared with different spices, many of them spicy.

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If you would like to enjoy the best Mexican cuisine without leaving Madrid, all you have to do is visit one or all of these restaurants:

La Mordida

Its origin goes back to the dish tacos al pastor, since after trying this traditional Mexican dish, the famous Spanish singer-songwriter Joaquín Sabina and his friend Julio Sánchez decided to found this restaurant chain which is now over 20 years old and has seven different restaurants. Without doubt, its long history and experience has made this chain one of the best representatives of Mexican cuisine in the city. The keys to their success are a characteristic Mexican atmosphere with a large mural which depicts some of the most prominent Mexican figures and, above all, its delicious menu which includes nachos with guacamole, tacos al pastor, chipotle chicken and cochinita pibil (slow-roasted pork). Finish it all off with a delicious margarita.

Punto MX

In the heart of the Salamanca district is the only Mexican restaurant in Europe with a Michelin Star. Interesting, right? The person responsible for this award is the Mexican chef Roberto Ruiz. What can we find on his menu? A fusion between Mexican and Mediterranean cuisines. Its tasting menu includes dishes such as Almadraba tuna tacos with Iberian ham chilli and green lemon sauce and oxtail tamal colado. If you want to enjoy this unique Mexican restaurant, make sure to book your table in advance.


Also located in the Salamanca district, this restaurant, as they say so themselves, is far from the clichés which accompany Mexican cuisine. Therefore, here you won’t find traditional Mexican decoration although you will be able to try its delicious cuisine. The restaurant has two impressive differentiated atmospheres: the bar, a traditional mescalería run by the Cádiz-born bartender Javier Quiñones, where you can sample one of the 25 different tequilas or 12 mescals on the menu; and the gastronomic area, run by chef Sara Herrera, where you can order dishes such as tacos al pastor or cochinita pibil tacos, and octopus or chicken tinga toast. On the dessert menu you can find Mexican fried dough balls with cajeta (syrup) and papantla vanilla ice cream, tres leches cake and maize cake with café de olla sauce. Without doubt, a culinary experience you will never forget.

You now have no excuses for not trying the best Mexican cuisine without leaving Madrid. Try them and share your experience with us!

Categories: Madrid Gastronomía

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