OK, you’ve had your potato omelette, your jamón serrano and plenty of sangria. But if you want to try the typical Madrid cuisine, check out this list of real traditional dishes in Madrid and taste the real stuff.
This is a stew based on chickpeas with many vegetables, pork and chicken meat. It is mostly prepared at home on special occasions, especially in Winter.
A typical Winter dish. It is made of cow guts served in a ceramic casserole with chorizo, ham and morcilla (blood sausage). You can find it in most bars and restaurants. Especially , it is served as a tapa.
Porras are a larger and spongier version of churros ( flour based dough fried with sugar). They are served in most bars and street stalls in Madrid. They make the perfect typical breakfast when accompanied by a cup of milky coffee or chocolate drink. There are versions of porras that are filled with chocolate or cream.
Caracoles a la Madrileña are cooked snails in meat broth. It is typically served in bars and restaurants. It’s a spicy dish as it also has chilli. They are traditionally eaten with a glass of red wine.
You can find them as a tapa, but the most typical way of tasting calamari is to eat them in a sandwich. You can find them in most bars. It consists of calamari fried in egg and flour and placed in the sandwich. It’s sometimes served with lemon.
Influenced by the Castilla la Mancha cuisine, this Garlic soup is found in many bars and restaurants, and is a simple garlic based soup with bread and herbs. In Madrid it’s very popular during Easter.
This spinach and chickpea soup is a meat- free dish with plenty of vegetables and is another typical dish made during the Easter festivities. In some restaurants it may also be served with callos (see above).
The bartolillos are a typical desert made of fried pastry filled with cream. In the old times they were filled with minced meat and were served for Easter. Nowadays we can find them in most bakeries, bars and restaurants in Madrid.
This curiously typical dish (as Madrid doesn’t have sea), is based on cod served in a ceramic bowl with fried vegetables.
This is basically Sea Bream cooked in the oven accompanied by vegetables and lobster. This dish is usually eaten during the Christmas period and can be found in many restaurants in Madrid.
Hope you enjoy them and tell us which one you have liked the most!