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The best cocido in madrid

I finally had the opportunity to go to one of the most traditional restaurants in Madrid. It is one of the places I had never been too despite living here. The restaurant is quite affordable (a set meal for some 20€ very nourishing).

It is located right in the center of Madrid, in La Bola street, more precisely. And it is a a magnificent restaurant. A unique place where you can enjoy in a very special way the most relevant traditional dish in Madrid: the cocido (stew with various types of meat, vegetables, potato, legumes... typical in Madrid).

It is a restaurant where the familiar aspect has been preserved. We could even go into the kitchen to see how they make, all week long, the delicious dish, in the most traditional way as they can.

I definitely recommend this experience. You cannot miss out on it during a visit of the most typical places of Madrid.
Pedro Jareño
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Excellent gastronomical spot

I want to tell you about this excellent gastronomical spot in Madrid, which is going to surprise you and I am sure it will leave your palate and stomach satisfied with some extra kilos! It is located in the center. You take the subway and go out in Santo Domingo station. There you ask for La Bola street. On their website ' http://www.labola.es' you have a map with the exact location, apart from the information on specialties, history, etc.

It is a very typical and old place of Madrid. It dates back to 1870. The owners are the Verdasco family, yes the tennis-player's, who has been taking care of it for generations.

It is a small but warm place with a period decoration. The main specialty and the one for which it is famous is the "cocidito madrileño" cooked over a low heat and with holm oak coal. They serve it in three times in an earthenware pot. First the soup, second the chickpeas of top quality and cabbage and third, the lightest, "la pringá"! Chorizo, bacon, chicken, ham bone, etc.

Anyway, I told you it was not exactly for people on a diet, since they are generous and serve abundant portions. All this goes with a small plate of chili in vinegar and a tomato puré with cumin dressing to mix with the chickpeas. We can wash it off with a good soup of the generous menu. I recommend booking quite in advance. Apart from this specialty we can enjoy some good tripes, meat, fish, very good cold meat, homemade desserts... I recommend it. A real joy for lovers of good food and drinks !
VICENTE PINILLOS PARRA
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Family tavern

It is a family tavern, open for 140 years. Their specialty is the cocido (stew of different meats and vegetables) cooked in a clay pot over oak charcoal. Also very good is the baby lamb roast, the house hake and all the desserts.
Angeles Moreno

They keep coming back

It is the restaurant that I most recommend to my acquaintances, an iconic site in Madrid gastronomy. It’s really good for taking your family from other parts of Spain, for them to try the best of our cuisine.

The price is not excessive and the quality is a ten. It gives you the chance to try a cocido (stew) cooked in a firewood oven, that is quite different to those made at home... it’s a small place so reservations are required and payments are to be made in cash. Those are the only drawbacks, trivial when compared to the satisfaction of tasting their dishes and being served with such dedication.
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Scandalous

I use that word because I think it describes just how well we ate. Everything we ordered was exquisite and the service friendly and prompt. They even made a special treat for my young daughter. The price, while definitely not cheap, is acceptable, especially if you consider the portions and quality of the food. If I must point-out a drawback, it’d be that they don’t accept credit cards, but they do warn you of this when you make a reservation. I definitely recommend it for those ve want to eat like a true señor.
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Information about Taberna La Bola

Taberna La Bola Phone Number
+34915476930
+34915476930
Taberna La Bola Address
Calle Bola,5
Calle Bola,5
Taberna La Bola Opening Hours
mon 13:30 - 16:00 to 20:30 - 23:00
tue 13:30 - 16:00 to 20:30 - 23:00
wed 13:30 - 16:00 to 20:30 - 23:00
thu 13:30 - 16:00 to 20:30 - 23:00
fri 13:30 - 16:00 to 20:30 - 23:00
sat 13:30 - 16:00 to 20:30 - 23:00
sun 13:30 - 16:00
Taberna La Bola Website
http://www.labola.es
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