La Bola

Top 1% of restaurants in Madrid
7 / 10

7 expert reviews

“Holding court on a quiet backstreet, this dignified, classic Madrid restaurant is considered by many to be the home of 'cocido.'.”

– Time Out

Fodor's Fodor's
"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
Insight Guides Insight Guides
"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)."
Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure
"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
Michelin Guide Michelin Guide
"This family-run restaurant maintains the typical culinary traditions of old Madrid."
Rough Guide Rough Guide
"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."
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