Your Spanish Restaurant Picks


Madison features three Spanish restaurants in the heart of downtown, and each one boasts an impressive menu. Start your gastro journey at The Icon Madison, open for brunch, dinner and drinks. An upscale restaurant, it’s ideal for dates and features full plates as well as hot and cold tapas. Try the semolina-crusted zucchini frites, crispy calamari, or imported cured Spanish meats.

At Estrellón, you’ll find a generous tapas menu with manchego cheese and jamon croquettes, a unique twist on a PB&J, and, of course, a big selection of Wisconsin cheeses matched to charcuterie platters. Get the smoked salmon with Greek yogurt and caviar, or indulge with the selection of house-made bread.

A Genuine Element

Mercado Marimar is a combination of Mexican and Spanish food in an authentic dining experience. A Latino grocery store, it’s where you’ll find locals who’ve figured out this market is the best place for imported goods. You’ll also find a deli on site serving daily specials and grab-and-go treats.

No matter where you go for your tapas, sangria or snack fix, rest easy knowing that Madison is a foodie town, and only the best (restaurants) survive. What are you in the mood for?