From cute little cupcake shops and 1950s influenced diners to rustic steakhouses and coffee chains, American-style food is readily available in the Spanish capital. While some Madrileños disagree with American foreign policies, at the same time they happily flock to American-style restaurants and chains, which are popular among the city's youth in particular.
Our top pick for American treats in Madrid is Happy Day Bakery. The pastel pink shop serves American baked goods in an upbeat atmosphere on trendy Espíritu Santo street. While this is just one of a number of cute American bakeries and cupcake shops that have sprung up in the city, Happy Day Bakery is currently our favorite.
Our second American restaurant pick is Gumbo, particularly because it's like nothing else you'll find in Madrid. The restaurant pays homage to America's Deep South with Southern and Cajun cooking, including Gumbo's well-known fried green tomatoes.
While Alfredo's Barbacoa - our third choice - is arguably the best hamburger joint in Madrid, it is undoubtedly one of the more authentic American restaurants in the Spanish capital with its rough and tumble demeanor and plates of T-bone steaks, chili burgers, BLTs, corn on the cob, and apple pie.
Our fourth pick for American dining in Madrid is Sí Señor, located near Santiago Bernabeú stadium. The raucous Tex-Mex experience is complete with mariachi band, Sex on the Beach cocktails, nachos bathed in cheese, tacos, and fajitas.
Paseo de la Castellana, 2
Avenida de Concha Espina 1
Centro Comercial La Esquina del Bernabéu