Historically, Madrid has always been an attraction for other Spanish regions, be it due to the Court, better job opportunities, culture or food! Madrid has been influenced by various types of cooking. They also have recipes which didn’t originate here but became ‘Madrileño’ with time.
During winters, the smell of simmered pork starts wafting through the streets. People don’t miss out on this dish if they tour during this time. This is traditional Spanish stew which is added with veggies, chickpeas, pork, sausage and chorizo.
The combination of meat and potatoes has never been well displayed like a steaming plate of huevos rotos. This is a very popular dish which is served with fried potato strips and topped with eggs.
Bocadillo de Calamares:
This is the most typical type of sandwich added with fried squid. You get the best of this at the central Plaza Mayor. The most typical version includes crusty bread loaded with deep-fried and flour coated squid rings.
Callos a la Madrileña:
This is another winter staple stew typically served in clay dishes. They have strips of beef, chunks of chorizo and slices of morcilla. The original recipe dates back to the 16th century and has been evolving ever since.
Churros con Chocolate:
The deep-fried stick of crispy dough which is dipped in melted chocolate is one of the best desserts you’d have in Madrid. This is famous for being consumed during late nights when locals are busy partying.
Oreja a la Plancha:
When you are in Spain, you should eat like the Spaniards. This is one of the daring dishes which most travellers don’t try, but if you are a foodie you might just give an attempt! This dish is made with pig’s ear and is pretty famous all over the country. It is surely one of the boldest trials for foreign travellers, but will surely be worth it!
Pincho de Tortilla:
This is a Spanish version of an omelette and is a staple here. Madrid lets you choose from a huge variety of tortillas, as they can be added with many ingredients and then served.