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Deliciosa y Jugosa comida Española: 7 of the best HALAL Cuisines in Madrid, Spain. Disfruta!


The capital of Spain since 1562, the city of Madrid has had numerous recipes and influences from all regions of the globe entered into its kitchen. It is without a doubt, a haven for foodies thanks to its unpretentious food scene filled with hearty, savoury dishes. It’s quite extraordinary that a single city of 3.27 million is a treasure trove of options- especially for the halal community. Check out the below halal restaurants in Madrid so you can explore the cobbled streets and modern boulevards without a rumbling stomach!

 

Mother India – Indian

Often rated 5* by its customers, this restaurant serves some of the best halal Indian cuisine around the capital. The interior of the building is all authentic Indian furnishings, the atmosphere having you feeling almost as if you were dining in India. The menu is a traditional taste of healthy nutrients, a range of starters, mains and desserts including Samosas, Prawn Puri, Chicken Tikka and Tandoori, and the customary Mango Lassi or Gulab Janum. Average á la carte price is €15. You can get here by Public transport via the Metro Ascao (L7) and La Elipa (L2). For those of you taking a cab, use the following address: Calle Francisco Villaespesa, 8 28017 Madrid Spain . If your British like me and cannot pronounce the words, fear not… show the driver and he’ll know where to go. This property allows Visa and MasterCard, and is open for food from 13:00 till 16:00 and then dinner from 20:00 till 23:00. Most of the waiters speak fluent English so your good to go once you arrive, try the Tandoori Mixto Grill! Added bonus is you can order online to come straight to your hotel room door, through JustEat.

 

 

Bombay Masala – Plaza España – Indian

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Located in central Madrid, this is another Indian cuisine option for those Indian lovers out there. The décor is from India and provides an authentic Indian ambience. Its opening times are 12:30pm till 17:00 and then 20:00 until 00:00. Here, you’ll find the Cordero Roghan Josh, Polla Pasanda and the likes of Kulfi Pistacho for dessert. Again, set menus are available with average à la carte (2 course meal excluding drinks) price being €15.00.To address for this establishment is C/ San Bernardino, 1 28015 Madrid Spain and is located one block from the Plaza de España (L3 y L10) and Metro Noviciado (L2) trains. Home/Hotel delivery is also an option- give them a call on +34 915411541 or email them on bombaymasalainfo@gmail.com . Try the Lamb Sag, Prawns (shrimp) Korma with garlic Naan!

 

Sultan Palast – Turkish

A 100% halal Turkish restaurant, in the heart of the city, made with grill style natural charcoal and served in a comfortable environment. Notorious for its hookah lounge, this property claims its product is made with natural charcoal containing 0% nicotine. The address is Calle infantas 30, Metro Gran via or Chueca  and is open every day 14:00 till 03:30. The best contact number is +34 915 99 39 13 and email into cetindog@hotmail.com to get ahold of their management for any enquiries.

Sultan Palast

Don’t expect to be wowed by the food, most customers come here for the loud Turkish music playing in the background and the lively atmosphere & an additional bonus for us gadget lovers, they have free WiFi for its customers! Vegetarian food is available. Average spend here is €18 per person.

 

Al Mounia – Moroccan

The grand Moroccan décor and Arab pop music that plays in the background sets a nice tone for the meal. Metaphorically, al-mounia is a ras-el-hanout, a compendium of art, tradition, gastronomy, wisdom and good work. The aim is to transfer you to a corner of Morocco for a moment, leaving you surprised and satisfied with your experience. Al Mounia has been serving authentic Moroccan cuisine forever, in a setting lavishly decorated by Moroccan artisans. Entering this place is discovering a different culture, a unique environment in which to feel transported to North Africa. It is located in the Salamanca neighbourhood, next to Recoletos, but through its door you are literally transported to the halls of Alhambra.

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Traditional Arabic cuisine which gives you one of the best couscous in Madrid, with semolina steamed in a unique broth with ginger and saffron. Other specialities are the Pastilla, roasted Berber and desserts, such as the traditional cakes or Ceffa (a sweet cous-cous). Average à la carte price is €35.00 and the address is c/ Recoletos, 5 28001 Madrid Spain. Its open Monday to Sunday from 13:00 till 02:00- meals from 13:00 till 16:00 and dinner from 20:00 till 23:30. You can email on info@almounia.es or call any of the following to get through to their onsite team: +34) 914 350 828, (+34) 915 750 173, (+34) 640 545 292.

 

Keyaan’s – Caribbean

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The first and only halal Dominican restaurant in Madrid, Keyaan’s has the best Empanadas (Stuffed Pies) and Milkshakes in the whole city. Tucked a few metres between Argüelles and San Bernardo on Blasco de Garay, it’s the perfect spot to go for a quick bite or a reasonably-priced evening outing with friends. You’ll get hooked on the bollitos de yuca from the start! However, their empanadas (with plenty of vegetarian options, as well as fresh cheeses and meats) are mouth-wateringly good, not to mention amazing desserts like Skittles smoothies and chocolate cheesecake. The ambience is fantastic as well; lively music that makes your feet start itching to dance, authentic Dominican flavors, a stellar couple who run it and help you feel right at home, and gorgeous colors that can brighten up any day. A must-visit in Madrid! The address is Calle de Blasco de Garay, 10 and they deliver too through JustEat! Their open weekdays 20:00 till 22:30 and weekends 13:00 till 23:00. Average price here is €6 per person.

 

Nuria Restaurante Etiope – Ethiopian

A cosy environment dotted with Ethiopian handicrafts and decorative elements, this restaurant provides a taste of traditional dishes from the Horn of Africa.  The spongy touch of injera is a delicacy and a fave amongst customers. Located in the district of Malasaña, it also offers the ritual of the Ethiopian coffee and tea ceremony, making it the ideal setting to share a relaxed chat with friends.

Nuria Restaurante Etipoe

Average à la carte price is €18.00 (average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks). Closest Public transport is the Metro San Bernardo and Bilbao. Its open from 13:00 to 16:00 every day for food and dinner from 16:00 to 24:00. The establishment takes credit and mastercard payment and staff speak fluent English. The address for this place is Calle de Manuela Malasaña, 6 28004 Madrid Spain and the number to contact is +34 915916327.

 

Baobab – Senegalese

The Baobab Restaurant is positioned as soon as you enter the Nelson Mandela Square of Lavapiés , with its white façade and its large baobab (a huge tree typical of African landscapes) painted watching the terrace of metal tables. Served monstrous portions, traditional dishes such as Thiebou Dienne (fish, onions, cabbage, carrots and peanut oil and a dulce mystery vegetable with a distinct creamy texture) are popular dishes one must try.

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Leftovers can be rationed for several days. It is known that diners are rewarded with even larger portions for ordering their food take-away. The average costs of these meals are €7, chicken and lamb skewers are €8, each portion leaves you full of for a few days. Senegalese food in general tends to be on the spicy side, however there are options to get a less spicy meal. To get here, go to Calle de Cabestreros, 1, 28012 Madrid, Spain.

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