gastronomy in Madrid
gastronomy in Madrid

Madrid has a huge gastronomic offering waiting for you to discover. In restaurants and bars located in the most authentically Spanish districts of the city (Lavapies, Chueca, La Latina…), you’ll find a wide variety of food ,from traditional recipes to the most elaborate dishes.

Although Madrilenian cuisine has been influenced throughout  history by other regions of Spain,  it has always kept untouched its traditional dishes.

If you come to Madrid you must try the well known typical Cocido Madrileño (Madrilenian stew), a perfect dish for cold weather. It is a soup with chickpeas accompanied by carrots, potatoes, cabbage and meat.

In Madrid it is common to go out for tapas (appetizers). The best way to discover Madrilenian cuisine is to stroll the streets while tasting the food in bars and restaurants one comes upon. Nowadays, tapas have become a true culinary art and a real sensory pleasure. Some of the most typical tapas you will find in Madrid are:

  • Cured ham
  • Madrilenian-style callos (tripe)
  • Potatoes with spicy sauce
  • Tigres” (ground mussels in a bechamel sauce, fried and served in its own shell)
  • Spanish omelette
  • Fried calamari
  • Grilled pigs’ ears








The best areas for having tapas are: Puerta del Sol, La Latina neighborhood, Santa Ana Square, Cava Baja Street and Plaza Mayor.

Of course international cuisine is also present in the city.

In Las Letras district, Lavapies, La Latina, Chueca, Conde Duque or Malasaña you will find lots of interesting restaurants serving Indian, Mexican, Greek, Arab, American, Japanese, Chinese, Latin American cuisine, and lots more.

Don’t hesitate and come and try the gastronomy in Madrid.

At Cross Check we offer you apartments conveniently located in the Historic District so you won’t  have to worry about anything else but enjoying yourself.


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