Madrid is the melting pot of culture. So it’s not surprising that the city offers a wide variety of cuisine. In fact, it is hotly debated whether the Spanish capital has its own cuisine. The truth is, Madrid’s gastronomic treats are largely influenced by Asturians, Andalusians, Galicians, and other early immigrants who settled in the city.
There are many dishes considered to be Madrid’s own. One of these is the Cocido Madrileño, a stew of chickpeas with vegetables and pork, beef, and chicken – a huge luscious meal that can truly satisfy your hunger. Another typical Spanish food is Callos, also known as tripe. It is served in many popular restaurants in the city.
Don’t miss out the garlic soup called as Sopa de Ajo, Tortilla de Patatas or potato omelette, and caracoles or snails. We also highly recommend the Spanish popular recipe of Besugo al horno or baked bream.
Your Madrid adventure will also not be complete if you do not try the famous Spanish tapa. Tapa is the old gastronomic tradition in Madrid so you can find it in almost any establishments.
Of course, who would not love to have dessert? When you visit Madrid to study the Spanish language, it is a must that you taste such desserts such as the bartolillos con crema (a small pie with custard), mazapan or marzipan, torrijas (a kind of French toast).