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La Bola Taberna

5 Calle de la Bola
Madrid, 28013, Spain
TEL: 34-91-547-6930
TEL: 34-91-541-7164

Located on a quiet side street just north of the Teatro Real (Royal Theatre), this family-owned tavern is renowned for its signature cocido madrileño (Madrilenian stew), a house specialty since the restaurant opened in 1870. Behind the bright red exterior, the old-fashioned dining room is decorated with tiled floors, red and white tablecloths, and wood-paneled walls hung with framed bullfighting photographs. Cooked in earthenware pots over a wood fire, the traditional cocido is served in two courses: a noodle soup made with broth from the stew, followed by a plate of chickpeas, cabbage, chicken, and pork.

Insider Tip:

La Bola is a great choice for dinner before a performance at the nearby Café de Chinitas, home to one of Spain's most celebrated flamenco shows.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Dinner
  • Family Style
  • Lunch
  • Reservations Required

Cash Only: 1

Cuisine Type:: Spanish/Tapas


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