Taberna La Bola
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Taberna La Bola information
In any poll of food-loving locals seeking the best and most traditional Madrid cuisine, Taberna La Bola (going strong since 1870 and run by the sixth generation of the Verdasco family) always features near the top. We’re inclined to agree and, if you’re going to try cocido a la madrileña (€19.50) while in Madrid, this is a good place to do so. It’s busy and noisy and very Madrid. It also serves other Madrid specialities, such as callos (tripe) and sopa castellana (garlic soup).