Foods to try in Madrid Spain

Me at Mercado San Miguel in Madrid. This market is a specialty place for those who want to try different Spanish food.

Chocolate with churros. This is a famous breakfast item combination in Madrid, the thick chocolate drink with crispy hot churros. This was at a restaurant near Reyna Sofia Museum.

Huevo, Jamon and Tostadas. An egg and ham toasted sandwich. The center hole shows the egg yolk (I think this is probably a style on how its served). I would say this is probably one of the best breakfast sandwiches I have ever had in my life. The toast was buttery and the egg was perfectly cooked.  Where to get:  Restaurants near Reyna Sofia Museum

Calamari Sandwich. Ok, this one was just one of those ‘hey let’s try that since it seems like its everywhere’ type of food. To my surprise, it was amazing – The fried goodness of the Calamaris made the sandwich delicious. When I go back to Madrid, this will be one of the first foods I will look forward to eating again.  Where to get: El Mejor de Bocadillo de Calamares en Madrid

Caviar with goat cheese on toast. I have never really quite liked caviar but the combination with goat cheese seems to work well – the subtle flavor of caviar mixed with the sourish flavor of the cheese creates a very fancy taste and texture.  Where to get: Mercado San Miguel

Tapas – this means a variety of appetizers in Spanish cuisine. Our lovely hotel owners made these for us. These include cheese and tomato toast, egg and potato on toast, ham on toast and a fruit tray. These are also available on restaurants everywhere but they have variations.

Paella. This one is definitely my most favorite Spanish food. I love the mixture of rice and seafood with saffron. The best part is the crunch burnt bottom of the pan – and add a bit of lemon for more flavor. Where to get: Mercado San Miguel (either in small portion or a big pan).

While there may be tons of delicious foods in Spain, these are so far my favorites especially the Paella (I can’t get enough of it).  What foods do you like to eat?

Published 1 October, 2012

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4 thoughts on “Foods to try in Madrid Spain

    1. admin Post author

      Hi Monique, Madrid is a very beautiful country with lots of delicious foods! And thank you for stopping by.

  1. María

    Actually, I’m from Madrid but i’ve never tried the egg in the sandwich , the thing is if you go again to madrid there’s a restaurant outside the city ( Heron City near the big shopping centre Las Rozas Village) where they serve Tapas they’re very good the reastaurant is called Imanol, anyways i love your webpage, i’ve just discovered it today but you have a lot of interesting things like etude house ( i would like to go to s.Korea someday ) greetings from madrid!

    1. Jam icoSnap Post author

      Hi Maria! Thanks for the tip about the restaurant, I’m going to check it out when I go back to Madrid. And I’m so happy that you have visited, have a great day!


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