La Bola

Top 1% of restaurants in Madrid
7 / 10

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
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
"This family-run restaurant maintains the typical culinary traditions of old Madrid."
Time Out
"Holding court on a quiet backstreet, this dignified, classic Madrid restaurant is considered by many to be the home of 'cocido.'." Full review
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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