African cuisine is fast gaining momentum on the world culinary stage. From game meats from the South to the spicy dishes of the North, West and East of Africa, there is an array of tastes from the continent for the world to choose from.
Whether you’re looking for options to fit your dietary restrictions or you’re simply looking to stuff your face with quality eats, there’s a spot in the city that will cater to your palette. Below are 8 African restaurants to check out.
It is a small restaurant, decorated nicely with Ethiopian art work . The service was pretty quick especially for what you’re getting and server was very nice . You can have a Spanish or English version of the menu. There is vegetarian and non options
This Ethiopian restaurant located on Calle de Manuela Malasaña is a go-to spot for tasty, authentic Ethiopian cuisine. You’ll get all the Ethiopian staples in a welcoming atmosphere. Taste their yebeg wot , we promise you won’t be disappointed! Be sure to sample their tej (homemade honey wine).
La Cocina del Desierto
This North African restaurant has two locations, one on Barbieri Street and the other on Libertad Street. Not only is the food good but the atmosphere is cozy and transports you straight to the Magreb. Feast on some lamb coucous, tajin, and falafel. If you’re not sure where to start, we recommend their tasting menu.
This Ethiopian restaurant is just minutes away from the lively Plaza Mayor. Order from their extensive menu of Ethiopian staples, and sample their lentil samosas.
Situated in Plaza Nelson Mandela on Calle de Cabestreros, this colorful restaurant serves the best in Senegalese cuisine from Thieboudienne to Maffe. It’s one of the city’s most popular African spots, and for good reason.
This restaurant—meters away from the Opera of Madrid—offers a unique culinary tour. Taste their Djansang and beef stew, and if you’re feeling adventurous tried their exotic zebra or ostrich meat.
This restaurant on Calle del Amparo, offers authentic Senegalese cuisine in a cozy atmosphere. Feast on some Thiep and Dibbi and don’t forget to wash it down with some bissap.
This by the Embajadores park offers tasty Moroccan dishes. Make sure to try their harira soup and their lamb tajine, We swear you’ll be coming back for more!