Tired of eating at the same restaurants weekend after weekend? How long it’s been since the last time something really surprised you? Are you opened to new experiences? If you said yes to any of these questions and you are in Spain, buckle up because this list is for you.
We bring the best ideas for those who want to transform a simple meal in a unique and fun experience. In the dark, on the beach, virtual reality dinners or inside a cave are some of the most insane ways to dine in Spain. Gastronomy and fun go hand in hand in the list of the most curious, fun and extraordinary restaurants in Spain.
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Where is it? Calle de San Andrés, 1, 28004 Madrid
Ojalá (hopefully, in Spanish) has a cosmopolitan and fresh menu formed by brunch, homemade cakes and sweets or fresh juices. But their strong point is the atmosphere: shared tables, fluoride tones in the woods, hanging gardens and fairy lights. But the jewel of the crown is their beach. Yes, a real beach in the middle of a Madrid restaurant, with water, waves, and sand everywhere. What a great plan for the summer!
Where is it? Montaña del Fuego, Carretera Gral. Yaiza – Tinajo, s/n, 35560 Tinajo, Las Palmas
El Diablo is a restaurant located in Lanzarote, the Canary Islands. It is one of the most extraordinary restaurants in Spain to have lunch or dinner. The place is specialized in barbecues and all kinds of cooked on the grill food. Nothing unusual in that. Why is on this list? Well, their gimmick is that the food is cooked over the heat of the lava of the Timanfaya volcano. Enjoy a steak cooked in the bowels of the earth. The BBQs in your back garden won’t look as cool as they used to after visit El Diablo.
Coco Atapuerca Show
Where is it? Carretera Fuentes Blancas, km 3, 09193 Cardeñajimeno, Burgos
Atapuerca is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world, since it’s where scientists discovered three different species of hominids: Homo antecessor, Homo heidelbergensis and Homo sapiens. That’s why the Coco Atapuerca restaurant decided to pay an homage to our antecessors by creating a menu that connects directly with their diet. Fruits, branches and game meat are the base of their original menu. The place is decorated with cave paintings and life-size reproductions of our ancestors, which will make you feel like you were living in the year 10.000 B.C.
Ice Bar Madrid
Where is it? Calle del Conde de Romanones, 3, 28012 Madrid
If you ever wanted to have a meal in the Arctic, you are in luck. The Ice Bar Madrid allows you to taste your food with a temperature of 8 degrees below zero, in a totally iced restaurant. They are famous for their cocktails and alcoholic drinks that will contribute to add a couple of degrees to your body temperature. The great news is you don’t have to worry about asking for more ice for your drink!
Restaurante Submarino Oceanogràfic
Where is it? Eduardo Primo Yufera, 1B, 46013 Valencia
In Spain we love fish and seafood. You can order it in almost every bar of the country. In Valencia they love it so much that they even have dinner with it. Wait, what? The restaurant of the Oceanographic museum is under the water, so you can have your meal surrounded by the immensity of the sea and some of the fish and seafood that live down there. The restaurant has a capacity of 120 people that sits around a big lamp in the center of the room with shape of a smack of jellyfish. Don´t worry, they are not real.
La cueva del túnel
Where is it? Calle de Manuel Cadenas, s/n, 24230 Valdevimbre, León
Located in Valdevimbre, León, the Cueva del Túnel restaurant gives you the opportunity of enjoying a meal in the interior of the earth. Here, you can not only enjoy their original decoration or unique locations, you can also taste a cuisine based on the products of the land that will make you never want to go outside again. In La Cueva del Túnel everything is carved in the rock or made of clay and stone. If you suffer from claustrophobia, maybe you should think twice before having dinner here.
Where is it? Ctra. Playa D’en Bossa, s/n, 07817 Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Illes Balears
The Sublimotion restaurant by Paco Roncero is an Ibiza restaurant that mixes cuisine with technology. The tables and walls are interactive screens; you must use virtual reality glasses to order your food. It’s not a cheap restaurant, to the point that the cost of the meal is almost 1,500 euros per person, the most expensive restaurant in Spain. But it’s worthwhile, not only because of the food but for the experience. It’s a virtual experience for all your senses, an exclusive trip to the heart of gastronomy, exclusiveness and even, ourselves.
Dans le Noir BCN
Where is it? Passeig de Picasso, 10, 08003 Barcelona
“Dans le noir”, translated as “In the black” or “in the dark”, is a restaurant that enhances all your senses, except the vision. Why? Because you eat your meal in pitch black darkness. They are so committed to that experience that even the waiters are blind. “Dans le Noir” gives you the opportunity to develop the rest of the senses, especially the taste. What’s on the plate? What are you eating right now? What’s next? Depends on you to guess.