fbpx

Maybe you’ve heard of Tapas and that going out for tapas in Madrid is highly recommended. We totally agree, these delicious finger foods are a must when you come visit this city. For those of you who don’t know, the term “Tapas” is used to define a wide variety of small savory dishes, served to accompany drinks, or as a meal. Going out for tapas is known as “Tapear” and it is one of the favorite activities for Madrileños.

So you want to go out for tapas in Madrid? What would you like to try? Maybe some Croquetas, or maybe gambas al ajillo, or how about tortilla de patatas, or perhaps… boquerones, patatas bravas, calamares, mejillones, tigres, gildas, torreznos, chorizo, morcilla, pimientos de padrón, pimientos de piquillo, oreja, huevos rotos, callos, ensaladilla rusa, empanadillas, chopitos, ropa vieja, gazpacho, paella, aceitunas,  migas, alitas de pollo, lomo, lacón, panceta, queso curado, caracoles, champiñones, gulas, albóndigas, rabas, sepia, and of course, jamón. Whew… with so many different options how do you know what to choose? And once you know what you want, how do you know where the best place for it is?

Never fear Marly Olé is here! We would like to share with you a list of some of the most popular tapas that you cannot miss when visiting Madrid:

Croquetas: This is Spain’s comfort food, the one that makes Spaniards argue over whose grandma makes the best. These delicacies consist of a breaded and deep fried ball of bechamel sauce with a second savory ingredient. The most popular ones come with ham (Jamón), mushrooms (Boletus) or cod (Bacalao) although there are many other varieties.

Patatas bravas: This Madrid staple is simple yet delicious and consists of fried potatoes with a spicy sauce. The secret is in the sauce and every place will tell you they have the best.

Boquerones: This dish consists of pickled anchovies, which are often served with potato chips. An absolute classic!

– Calamares: These squid rings are drenched in batter and then fried to perfection. They can be served on their own or as a popular sandwich called “Bocadillo de Calamares” which is one of the typical late night bites in Madrid.

Tortilla de patatas: This popular potato omelette can be found all over Spain and it is one of the country’s most traditional dishes. There are different tortillas for different tastes as they can be served with many additional ingredients like onions for example. They can also be served very runny to well done, depending on your preference.

Gambas al ajillo: Prawns in piping hot oil with a healthy dose of garlic, the smell alone will make you fall in love! It is traditionally served in clay dishes accompanied by lots of bread to soak in the amazing mixture of oil and garlic. To die for!

Jamón: The undisputed king of Tapas! There are many different varieties of ham, the best of which is called “Ibérico de bellota” which means that the pig is of the Ibérico breed and has been fed exclusively with acorns (bellotas). This gives the meat a delicious melt-in-your mouth tenderness and taste that words cannot even begin to describe. With Marly Olé you will not only taste the very best, but also learn the art of how to cut ham properly.

Join us as we guide you along a delicious culinary journey where you will eat and drink your way through Madrid’s historic city center trying the absolute best tapas the city has to offer.

Welcome to the Marly Olé experience!

1 Response

Leave a Reply

Latest Tours

Customized Andalusia Tours

Gastronomic tour in Santiago (Cooking Show)

Historical Madrid Market Tour

Got a Question?

Do not hesitage to give us a call. We are an expert team and we are happy to talk to you.

+34 913 898 358

USA +1 888 508 2638

[email protected]

Recent Articles

San Sebastián, the best coastal city in Spain
November 14, 2018
5 weekend getaways in Madrid
November 14, 2018
Portugal: its best hidden places to visit
November 14, 2018
  •   If you are considering walking the last 110 kilometres of the Camino and you want to do it in comfort then look no further than Marley Tours. Where Marley excelled beyond our expectations was in attention to detail. Accommodation along the way was excellent with...More

    thumb Lawrie W
    6/18/2019
  •   We finished our Camino lite from Sarria to Santiago 3 weeks ago. I have been processing the journey and now can review the most incredible time. Marly's service contact, (Patricia) was so helpful before and during the trip to help us with questions and advice....More

    thumb ktsophist
    6/17/2019
  •   Everything about this trip was awesome from the helpfulness of the staff during the registration and pre-trip planning process, to the tours and accommodations and especially our tour guide - Lorenzo!

    thumb Sherrihr
    6/17/2019
  •   Just finished Marly Tour’s Camino Lite. My camino experience far exceeded my expectations largely because of Marly Tours. Marly Tours anticipates the needs of each pilgrim. They thought of everything that a pilgrim would need before, during and after the camino — from sending a...More

    thumb rschav
    6/12/2019
  •   This trip far exceeded my expectations. Great guide and driver, wonderful hotels and food. Could not have been better. We were the Pampered Pilgrams.

    thumb echolake123
    6/10/2019
  •   My Caminno de Santiago was a pleasant experience despite walking more or less 250 kms is largely due to Marly Camino. It knows how to anticipate the needs of its clients. Its personalized service is superb. It can readily adjust to any situation to make...More

    thumb jmacosta2018
    6/06/2019
  •   As with any tour group you are buying certainty and assurance of planning and accommodations. MarlyCamino sells this as Sarria to Santiago, but we never got to see Sarria because 11 of us were "upgraded" to a rough bus ride which took seven hours, dropping...More

    thumb Melet01
    5/30/2019
  •   This is a long overdue review. I did the Portuguese Coast Camino with Marly early May and I have been meaning to write this review. I want to start by saying that the camino is the best experience I've ever had in my life. This...More

    thumb VivienneK984
    5/28/2019
  •   Marly thought of every detail large and small for our group during our pilgrimage. The accommodations were lovely and comfortable. The breakfast and dinners were amazing. Our entire group fell in love with our guide, Ignacio. His service exceeded my expectations greatly. Ignacio's knowledge of...More

    thumb Mark W G
    5/26/2019