The Cuisine of Madrid

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Madrid Overview

Madrid is bordered on the West by the Guadarrama Mountain range bordered by the river basins on the East. Madrid is the capital of Spain and is located in the middle of Spain. Madrid has very hot summer and dry, cold winters. Temperatures can get close to freezing, but there is rarely any rainfall. Only the mountain regions in the North are accustomed to snow. The seasonal vegetables grown in Madrid are asparagus, melons, strawberries, and watermelons. The livestock grown in Madrid is cow.

Signature Foods of the Region


Chocolate Churros (Chocolate filled strips of fried dough)


Tapas (small savory dishes)

Main Dishes:

Fish- Besugo Al Horno (Baked Bream), Bacalao (Cod), and Callos (tripe)

Stews and Soups- Cocido Madrileno (Meat stew with chickpea, cabbage, celery, carrots, turnips, and potato), Sopa de Ajo (Garlic soup)


Torrijas (French Toast), Bartolillos con Crema (Custard Pie), Mazapan (Marzipan)


Chinchon- an anise flavored alcoholic drink

Clara- a beer diluted with fizzy water