Did you know that you can eat at the world’s oldest restaurant in Madrid, established in 1725? The geographical location and the history of the city have influenced its cuisine. That resulted in dishes inspired by the traditional Castilian cuisine and others that bring together the best of other cultures. The most typical dish is the Madrid stew, the undisputed king during the cold winters plaguing the capital.
Other typical Madrid dishes can be: garlic soup, egg and potato omelette, chickpea stew.
Despite not having a sea nearby, fish dishes are also very typical, especially sea bream or cod, prepared in Madrid’s style. And you can’t talk about Madrid gastronomy without mentioning the squid sandwich (bocadillo de calamares).
The region’s wine production is divided into three sub-areas: Arganda del Rey, San Martin, and Navalcarnero. In particular, white wine from the malvar grape variety is consumed, but young red wines and rosés as well. Spanish people drink a lot of beer, the major beer company in Madrid is called Mahou, but a lot of small craft breweries emerged in the last couple of years.