Taberna La Bola

Spanish in Plaza Mayor & Royal Madrid

Going strong since 1870 and run by the sixth generation of the Verdasco family, Taberna La Bola is a much-loved bastion of traditional Madrid cuisine. If you’re going to try cocido a la madrileña (meat-and-chickpea stew; €21) while in Madrid, this is a good place to do so. It’s busy and noisy and very Madrid.