The culture guide of online Spanish newspaper El Mundo often reviews the best places in Madrid to eat certain dishes. Metrópoli, as the guide is called, doesn't just let you know about places to eat the more offerings but also where you can find more creative examples of these dishes. Here are a selection of some of my favourites (in Spanish):
Cochinillo - Baby Suckling Pig - a perfect main course in Madrid (though even better in Segovia!)
Bocadillos - Baguettes - these are wonderful for lunch and are always freshly prepared at the premises.
Tabla de Quesos - Cheese Tray
Solomillo ibérico - Iberian Sirloin Steak - don't forget that well done in Spain equates to medium or just eat it as it should be eaten!
Alcachofas Fritas - Fried Artichokes
Boquerones en vinagre - Anchovies marinated in vinegar- Simply wonderful!
Espárragos creativos - Creative Asparagus - a great starter
Pimientos de Padrón - Padrón Peppers - the Spanish will always tell you that some are hot and others not. Delicious!
Platos con espinacas - Spinach dishes - one of my favourites is potaje de espinacas con garbanzos (a dish of spinach and chick peas).
Pescados a la sal - Fish cooked in a layer of salt
Tartas de queso - Cheesecakes
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