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Madrid is known as the place to find popular dishes from all over Spain, however, there are also places dedicated to serve the city’s most typical gastronomy. Some delicious examples of this are the Callos a la Madrileña, which is a hot pot of spicy beef tripe quite similar to what they have in the Balkans or Turkey; there’s also the Cocido Madrileño, a chickpea stew with vegetables and meat. The peculiar feature of this stew is the fact that the soup, chickpeas and meat are served separately.
Try the Oreja de Cerdo if you’re feeling like having some hearty pork; this is a famous dish made of pigs ears fried in garlic, popular through all central Spain. There’s another garlic-pig delight called Sopa de Ajo; this is a rich and oily garlic soup with touches of paprika, a poached egg, fried bread, and grated Spanish ham. Actually, they have a variation of this specialty named Sopa Castellana. All the tastes in the city are more accessible in a cheap Madrid car hire.
Spain has gained popularity as one of the countries with the highest quality when it comes to meat and meat products. People love coming to Spain and trying their chorizo, Jamon Iberico, morcella, amongst others. Madrid is a true representative of these culinary delicacies.
There are gastronomic tours offered in town, these are a fun idea to go around and try the most typical food and drinks of the area guided by experts. La Latina neighborhood, located just south of the Plaza Mayor has some of these tours, as well as the Cava Baja Street. The popular Old Madrid Tapas and Wine Tour is definitely a great idea, and you get to treat yourself with Madrilian tastes from the different shops along Calle Arenal, they offer take away food as well. You can also have your self-led gastronomic tour in a cheap Madrid car rental.