Madrid Restaurants on a Budget

This sampling of cheap Madrid restaurants are not just affordable -- the food here is scrumptious AND plentiful. By cheap we mean under 15€ per head for a full meal with drinks.

CroquetasWe must warn you, however, that you won't be the only one in on this secret. Most of the places listed below are likely to be packed on any day of the week, so your best bet is to arrive on the early end of each meal (1:30pm for lunch, 8:30pm for dinner). None listed take reservations.

Melo's
c/ Ave María 44
Metro Lavapiés
Neighborhood: Lavapiés
Tel +34 91 527 50 54
Dinner only (9pm-2am); closed Sun & Mon; closed August
Speciality: The menu only has 6 delicious items -- croquetas, pimientos de padrón, morcilla, zapatilla (enormous sandwich of lacón & queso de tetilla), empanadas and queso con membrillo.

Galician foodMaceiras
c/ de Jesús 7 and c/ Huertas 66
Metro Antón Martín
Neighborhood: Huertas
Tel + 34 91 429 15 84
Speciality: Galician food

La Sanabresa
c/ Amor de Dios 12
Metro Antón Martín
Neighborhood: Huertas
Tel +34 91 429 03 38
Specialty: Castilian meats, stuffed peppers and fried eggplant

roasted chickenCasa Mingo
Paseo de la Florida 34
Metro Principe Pío (lines 6, 10)
Neighborhood: Plaza de España/ Casa de Campo
Tel +34 91 547 79 18
Specialty: roasted chicken, chorizo & cider.

La Finca de Susana
c/ Arlabán 4
Metro Sevilla (line 2)
Neighborhood: Puerta del Sol
Tel +34 91 369 35 57
Specialty: modern fusion with light-speed service & and a super cheap menú del día

Bazar
c/ de la Libertad 21
Metro Chueca (line 5)
Neighborhood: Chueca
Tel +34 91 523 39 05
Specialty: modern fusion with light-speed service & and a super cheap menú del día

Maoz
c/ Mayor 4
Metro Sol (lines 1, 2, 3)
Neighborhood: Puerta del Sol
Specialty: Fast food falafel & salad chain, 100% vegetarian.