Casa Julio

restaurants / Spanish

Lonely Planet review

A city-wide poll for the best croquetas (croquettes) in Madrid would see half of those polled voting for Casa Julio and the remainder not doing so only because they haven’t been yet. They’re that good that celebrities and mere mortals from all over Madrid come here to sit alongside crusty old locals and sample the traditional jamón (ham) variety or more creative versions such as spinach with raisins and gorgonzola.