7 expert reviews
“This tiny, bright red restaurant on the corner of Calle de la Bola is a Madrid institution for its cocido, cooked in individual earthenware pots (cazuelas).”
– Insight Guides
"The traditional setting is the draw: the bar is original, and the dining nooks, decorated with polished wood, Spanish tile, and lace curtains, are charming." Full review
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"Located on a quiet side street just north of the Teatro Real (Royal Theatre), this family-owned tavern is renowned for its signature cocido madrileño (Madrilenian stew)." Full review
"This family-run restaurant maintains the typical culinary traditions of old Madrid."
"Holding court on a quiet backstreet, this dignified, classic Madrid restaurant is considered by many to be the home of 'cocido.'." Full review
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"Opened back in 1870, this is the place to go for cocido madrileño (soup followed by chickpeas and a selection of meats) cooked in the traditional way over a wood fire."