Where to Find Good American Food in Madrid

You’ve been studying in Madrid for a while now, getting to know the ins and outs of life in Spain, its customs, its places, its culture. But sometimes you miss some things from your home country, like the food. If you want to take a break from tapas, we offer you this guide with some places where you can find American-style food.

Creativity in the world of burgers is endless, there’s something for everyone. In Madrid, there are several places where you can enjoy them, some even with gourmet style. Here are some of those places, all close to Marli House, along with their addresses so you don’t miss any: Hamburguesa Nostra (El Corte Inglés, Plaza del Callao, 2), where you can dine in or take your burgers to go; Hamburguesería Don Oso (Calle de Donoso Cortés, 90), a place frequented by students; Burger Grill Madrid (Calle de Toledo, 65, local 10) offers a wide variety; Goiko (Calle de la Princesa, 26) is a Basque-origin chain with an incredible burger menu; Restaurante Viva Burger (San Andrés, 16), an option if you’re looking for vegan burgers.

Hot Dog
In Spain, hot dogs have been adapted as “perritos calientes” and they’re easy to find in Madrid, as they’ve been well incorporated into Iberian gastronomy.
Some places specializing in hot dogs are: Mr. Hot Dog Madrid (Calle de Guzmán el Bueno, 41) offers Mexican-style hot dogs; El Perro Salvaje (Calle de Felipe V, 2), for dine-in or takeout; Chicago Hot Dog (Corredera Alta de San Pablo, 2), with homemade sausages; Doggo (Calle de Juan de Austria, 25), a project by 29 friends who put in a lot of effort to serve a good hot dog; Five Guys (Gran Vía, 44), a fast food chain that offers free peanuts.

Philly Cheesesteak
Although not very popular in Madrid, there are several places serving this sandwich style originating from Philadelphia.
We recommend the following places: La Sanducherie (Calle de Santa Teresa, 1) offers signature sandwiches; San Wich (Calle del Espíritu Santo, 3) is a Chilean restaurant but serves Philly cheesesteak; Ojalá (Calle de San Andrés, 1) offers Philly cheesesteak with a chill-out beach in the basement; Goiko (Calle de María Molina, 20) also offers this type of sandwich; Food Truck (Calle de San Lucas, 11) also offers burgers and hot dogs; Alright (Calle de Pedro Rico, 41) sells all kinds of American-style food.

Reuben Sandwich
You probably enjoy this type of sandwich with its melted cheese, toasted bread, and pastrami. Believe it or not, you can get it in Madrid.
Here are some places: Craft 19 (Mercado de Vallehermoso, Calle de Vallehermoso, 36), where you can also try one of their 14 craft beers; Federal Café Madrid (Plaza de las Comendadoras, 9), where they also serve good breakfasts.

Chicago Style Pizza
You surely crave this crispy pizza, filled with cheese and tomato sauce. Well, in Madrid, you can order it and even choose from a wide variety at Chicago Style Pizza (calle Maudes, 21, calle Ferraz, 9, and calle de San Emilio, 8), you can even order them on their website (link https://chicagostylepizza.es).

Fried Chicken
Fried chicken is one of those foods where you lose the formalities and have no problem eating with your hands. In Madrid, you can even find specialized places: Harold´s Bar Fried Chicken (Calle Alonso Cano, 60) has an extensive menu for all tastes; Jollibee (Calle del Arenal, 4), a Filipino chain that arrived in Spain in 2021; Roost Chicken (Calle de San Andrés, 26); KFC (Calle de la Montera, 7), a chain with several locations in Madrid.

Barbecue Ribs
Sometimes you crave tasty pork ribs, barbecue ribs. In Madrid, you’ll find several places to eat them: Ribs (Calle de la Abada, 8) has locations throughout Spain; Tony Roma’s (Calle Gran Vía, 68), a North American franchise in Madrid; Jimbo Smokehouse (Plaza del Descubridor Diego de Ordás, 4), a Southern-style US restaurant that sells smoked ribs; Lara Grill (Calle de Hortaleza, 96), Slow Street Food style food; Las Brasas de Vulcano (Calle de Alvarez Gato, 7), American food but also Spanish menu.

If every time you eat paella, it reminds you of jambalaya, a typical dish from New Orleans, it’s time to go to one of the places we suggest.
In Madrid, this dish of chicken, ham, shrimp, and pepper, can be eaten at Trikki (Calle de Santa Engracia, 109), where they also serve other New Orleans foods; Gumbo (Calle del Pez, 15) merges American and Spanish food.

Sloppy Joe
Sloppy Joe, a hot sandwich filled with seasoned minced meat with tomato sauce or barbecue sauce, can be found in Madrid at the following places: Roll Madrid Restaurante (Calle Amaniel, 23), where there’s also language exchange; Jimbo Somkehouse (Plaza del Descubridor Diego de Ordás, 4), where they smoke their meats.

That’s the list with some of the American foods you can find in Madrid, a city that offers you everything. If we’ve forgotten any, leave us a message and we’ll include it. Which one do you like the most?