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What to eat in Madrid?

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What to eat in Madrid

Madrid is known for its rich and varied gastronomic offer. Here I mention some of the delicacies that you should try when you visit the city:

Squid Sandwich

This is one of the most emblematic dishes in Tuk Tuk Madrid. It consists of fried calamari served on a crispy bun.

Madrid stew

A traditional dish that consists of chickpea stew with meat, bacon and chorizo. It is usually served in three parts: first, the chickpeas with broth; then, the meat and vegetables; and finally, the soup.

Spanish tortilla

An egg omelet, potato and sometimes onion. It is a classic in any tapas bar.

Iberian Ham

Spain is famous for its ham, and Iberian ham is one of the most appreciated. It’s delicious alone or on a charcuterie board.

Shrimp Scampi

Prawns cooked in olive oil with garlic and paprika, a delight!

Spicy potatoes

French fries served with a spicy sauce and aioli sauce. A tapas classic.

Roast pig

A typical dish from the Castile region, it is roast pork with crispy skin.

Churros with chocolate

A typical breakfast or snack in Madrid. Churros are fried stick-shaped pastries that are dipped in thick hot chocolate.

Manchego cheese

Produced in the La Mancha region, this cheese is famous throughout Spain. It is perfect to accompany a good Spanish wine.

Galician-style octopus

Cooked octopus cut into slices, seasoned with olive oil and paprika.


A very popular appetizer in Madrid. It is usually served with an olive and a slice of orange.

Spanish wines

Spain is famous for its wines, including Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Albariño and many more. Accompany your meals with a local wine.

Remember that eating time in Spain is usually later than elsewhere, with lunch starting at 1:30 p.m. and dinner after 8:00 p.m. So, enjoy Madrid gastronomy on your own terms!

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