Three exciting new restaurants have recently opened their doors in Madrid. Not only do they offer varied cuisine and dining styles but there is something suitable for all pockets.

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Calle Cava Baja in central Madrid is already a favourite thoroughfare for those looking for tapas bars and casual dining. Taberna Casa Curro (www.tabernacasacurro.com) at number 23 makes a welcome addition. Visually the cosy tapas bar packs a punch from the bright red doors and façade to the interior where oversized photos of bull fighters adorn the walls. Black and white framed photos with scenes from Andalusian cities cover the ceiling adding to the highly original design element. Although it’s been open only a few months, Taberna Casa Curro has become so popular that you may have to fight your way in.

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Typical of small tabernas, there are high stools set around benches and at the bar. It’s the food of course that has the patrons in raptures, and the prices won’t break the bank. You can enjoy a delicious light meal for around €20. All the ingredients are fresh, and each dish is prepared a-la-minute. Taking its cue for Spain’s south, the menu features plenty of small dishes and individual portions. Everyone should start off with a serving of Cadiz-style salted prawns. They’re some of the best around. Move on to enjoy paper thin slices of Iberian ham, pork cheek, chorizo or chunks of delicious morcilla – black pudding. Those looking for something light will love the freshly made tomato and tuna loin salad. To keep thirst at bay Taberna Casa Curro offers a good selection of beers and wine.

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Just opened, and providing an elegant dining experience at affordable prices, M29 (inside the Occidental Miguel Angel Hotel, 29 Calle Miguel Angel, tel 914 520 521) is a great place to experience creative Mediterranean cuisine. The lunch and dinner menus have been carefully thought out – there are lighter meals at midday and more elaborate offerings in the evening. For those on the run it’s possible to enjoy lunch in an hour. What’s more, there are special set menus priced at €20 and €29 which include tempting dishes such as stewed veal cheek with creamed pumpkin or stir-fried vegetables. At night, M29’s seductive ambience, with candlelight and soft music, will urge you to linger over the meal. The dining room is dressed in a sophisticated combination of black and white. Average prices for dinner are around €50 per person. Highlights from the menu include lobster croquettes, wild salmon and guacamole mini hamburgers, and grilled hake with potatoes and red mojo – a delicious sauce made from garlic and red peppers. Lovers of the grape will want to try a bottle from the extensive wine list which includes both Spanish and international vintages.

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In just over a year Caoba (www.caobarestaurant.com) has cemented its place as one of the best, fine-dining venues in Madrid. The interior of the main dining room is a stunning mix of art, design and comfort. Smaller groups will love the private space for up to ten. The Chef’s Table has its own dining room with space for four diners and boasting views of the action in the kitchen through the glass partition.

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The owners, the Mammolli brothers and Chef Vincenzo Marconi, have done away with the traditional menu and have created a concept based on three, set, gastronomic menus – discover, understand and surprise priced at €48, €62 and €75. The gastronomic offerings change each week according to what ingredients are in season. No two weeks are ever the same.  Caoba has one of the best wine cellars in Madrid with over 400 vintages from Europe and the ‘new world’. After the meal save room for a selection of European cheeses from the cheese table which offers between 20 and 30 varieties.