Madrid is a gastronomical paradise for typical Spanish food & drink. Many dishes have been around for centuries and you can get a taste of the real Spain in its many restaurants.
Tapas – Madrid is tapas. Served all over town this delicious and simple dish of bite-sized appetisers can easily become a meal initself, especially with a glass of good Spanish wine.
Cocido madrileño – A hearty stew of meat, chickpeas and other vegetables traditionally served in stages to form a meal of several courses.
Gambas al ajillo – A popular midday meal of prawns in garlic.
Churros – Fried pastries that are especially popular in Madrid.
Huevos rotos or huevos estrellados (“broken eggs”) – Fried eggs served over homemade french fries.
Patatas bravas – A simple dish of filling fried potato chunks drizzled with a tasty tomato sauce.
Bocadillo de calamares – A small baguette stuffed with fried calamari rings, the perfect Spanish snack.
Buñuelo – An anise-flavoured dough ball deep fried and topped off with a sweet condiment.
Callos – A stew made from organs and served with chorizo, jamón (ham) or morcilla (blood sausage). A very traditional dish in Madrid.