Without a doubt, Jamon is the most popular meat delicacy. Juicy and mouthwatering gammon of bacon is cooked in a special way – it is smoked as one piece. Local tapas bars and national cuisine restaurants offer different variations of jamon. It is also available for sale in all local markets and most supermarkets.
Gazpacho soup is one more famous national specialty. This tomato soup is made of fresh ripe tomatoes. There are many variations of Gazpacho as well. It may contain bread, cucumber, garlic, peppers, and many other ingredients. Right before serving, the soup is dressed with olive oil. Gazpacho is considered the most popular summer dish, but restaurants specializing in the national cuisine offer it all year round.
Tapas bars often offer Prawns with Garlic. Everyone who is keen on spicy food will like this snack. Prawns are cooked with lots of garlic and chili pepper. Patatas Bravas remains one of the most popular varieties of street food in Madrid. This term stands for potato slices that are fried and served with various sauces. It is possible to try this inexpensive and widely served dish in virtually all tapas bars. Patatas Bravas is also often present in the menus of street food carts.