Holiday in Madrid – Your guide to Madrid, Spain


What to eat in Madrid?

Food in Madrid tends to be heavy and hearty, with a variety of influences. Along with a wealth of authentic tapas bars, the typical foods of Madrid are done exceptionally well.

  1. El cocido Madrileno: Chickpeas feature in many traditional Madrid dishes, including the capital’s favourite stew. Made from chickpeas, hearty vegetables and meat, it’s a thick and filling winter warmer.
  2. Sopa de Ajo: A popular soup consisting of a poached egg in chicken broth, flavoured with sherry and garlic.
  3. Bocata de calimares: Fried squid rings served inside freshly baked French bread are a Madrid specialty.
  4. Cochinillo Asado (Roast Suckling Pig): Also called Lechon, this popular dish features a whole suckling pig roasted on a revolving spit over charcoal for several hours, until the skin is crisp.
  5. Churros and Hot Chocolate: Sugar coated deep-fried dough sticks that go beautifully with thick Spanish Hot Chocolate.
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