Madrid

12 places to eat gluten free in Madrid

Before I visited Madrid in April, I did a lot of research on restaurants. Here are a dozen places where you can eat gluten free, including four that are 100% gluten free. I visited the first half on my trip and would love to go to the rest on a future visit.

1. Celicioso

Calle del Barquillo, 19 (Closest metro stop: Chueca)
Daily: 9:00-22:00

Calle de Hortaleza, 3 (Closest metro stop: Gran Via)
Daily: 10:30-21:30

Reviews

A visit to Celicioso is a must in Madrid. I ate there four times in as many days. I’d suggest visiting both locations: The one on Calle de Hortaleza is more of a coffee shop and bakery with some food options, while the restaurant on Calle del Barquillo has a much larger food menu. I enjoyed visiting for breakfast (avocado toast and coffee), lunch (quiche, salad and French fries), dessert (lemon meringue pie and chocolate cake) and quick takeaway meals (ham and cheese sandwiches and salad). When traveling, it’s so nice to have an anchor spot where you know that everything is safe and delicious. I’d suggest choosing a hotel nearby. I wish there was a D.C. location.

Celicioso, Madrid

Celicioso, Madrid

2. Artemisa

Calle de las Tres Cruces, 4 (Closest metro stop: Gran Via)

Calle Ventura de la Vega, 4 (Closest metro stops: Sevilla and Sol)

Lunch daily: 13:30-16:00
Dinner: Friday-Saturday: 21:00-24:00
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 20:30-23:30

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Artemisa is a vegetarian restaurant that’s also entirely gluten free. There are two locations. I enjoyed paella to go.

Artemisa, Madrid

3. Taberna La Concha

Calle Cava Baja, 7 (Closest metro stops: La Latina and Tirso de Molina)

Monday: 13:00-01:00
Tuesday-Thursday: 18:00-1:00
Friday-Sunday: 13:00-2:00

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Reviews

I love tapas, so it was a relief to find Taberna La Concha, which has a large gluten-free tapas menu. It’s a small restaurant with a bar upstairs and seating downstairs. I had the tinto de verano (red wine and soda), tosta de gambas (shrimp toast) and tosta de bacaloa ahumado (cod toast). Everything was good. It also has gluten-free dessert options.

Taberna La Concha, Madrid

4. Maestro Churrero

Plaza de Jacinto Benavente 2 (Closest metro stops: Sol and Tirso de Molina)

Sunday-Thursday: 7:30-23:00
Friday-Saturday: 7:30-2:00

Reviews

You don’t have to miss out on churros con chocolate at Maestro Churrero, which offers tasty gluten-free churros. (I asked, and they said they are cooked separately.)

Maestro Churrero, Madrid

Maestro Churrero, Madrid

5. La Mordida

Multiple locations

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La Mordida is a Mexican restaurant with seven locations in Madrid. I visited the Fuentes location (near the Opera and Sol metro stops) for lunch and enjoyed chips and guacamole and the avocado and corn salad. My colleague’s enchiladas, which also are gluten free, looked delicious.

La Mordida, Madrid

6. Rodilla

Multiple locations

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Rodilla is a casual sandwich shop with locations all over the city. There are three gluten-free sandwich options. I visited the Sol location, and there was a sign saying that their procedures are certified by the Federación de Asociaciones de Celíacos de España. My ham and cheese sandwich came in a sealed bag. It’s great if you need a quick, cheap meal.

Rodilla, Madrid

Places I’d like to try on future trips:

7. As de Bastos

Calle de Castilla, 62 (Closest metro stop: Estrecho)

Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Saturday: 12:00-24:00
Sunday: 12:00-17:00

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Reviews

As de Bastos is a 100% gluten-free restaurant. I’d love to order two of my favorite tapas that I couldn’t find gluten free anywhere else: patatas bravas and croquetas. It also has a wide selection of fish, meat and desserts.

8. Kint

Calle Vallehermoso, 36 (Closest metro stop: Quevedo)

Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Thursday: 13:00-16:00 and 20:30-23:00
Friday: 13:00-16:00 and 20:30-23:30
Friday-Saturday: 13:00-17:00 and 20:30-23:30
Sunday: 13:00-16:00

Reviews

Kint, another completely gluten-free restaurant, is located in el Mercado Vallehermoso. It describes itself as a restaurant for everyone who loves good food, including Celiacs, and a “gluten free gastrocracy.”

9. Da Nicola

Plaza Mostenses, 11 (Closest metro stop: Plaza de España)

Daily: 13:30-16:00 and 20:30-24:00

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Da Nicola, an Italian restaurant, has a gluten-free menu that conforms to the guidelines of la Asociación de Celíacos de Madrid. You can enjoy salads, meat, fish, pastas, pizzas and desserts.

10. El Arrozal

Calle de Segovia, 13 (Closest metro stop: La Latina)

Daily: 12:30-16:30 and 20:00-00:30

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I’d love to try the restaurant’s paellas. Its website notes that it is well-versed in cooking for people with Celiac disease, and the restaurant serves gluten-free bread.

11. Pizza Sana

Avenida de los Andes, 6 (Closest metro stop: Campo de las Naciones)

Monday-Thursday: 9:00-24:00
Friday: 9:00-2:00
Saturday: 12:00-2:00
Sunday: 12:00-24:00

Reviews

Pizza Sana’s menu includes salads, pastas, pizzas and hamburgers. Its website has a section that talks about Celiac disease and food intolerances, and the restaurant describes itself as a pioneer in cooking for Celiacs and notes that they want everyone to be able to enjoy a good meal with worries.

12. Il Piccolino Della Farfalla

Calle de las Huertas, 6 (Closest metro stops: Anton Martin and Sol)

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This Italian restaurant offers gluten-free pizzas and pastas.

 

Do you have any other recommendations? Leave your favorites in the comments.

(Disclaimer: I’m not a dietitian. I’m describing my experiences in hopes of helping with your trip planning, but you’ll need to decide what feels comfortable and safe for you.)