Spain is famous for its gastronomy, as the variety of its offerings is enormous. Many of its ingredients are part of what is known as the Mediterranean Diet, which contributes to the quality of nutrition. It’s no wonder that this country is known to have one of the longest-living populations on the planet.
But Madrid is not far behind in this offering, as in this city you can find not only Spanish food but also from many places around the world, and best of all, you can get it at a good price.
We all know that student life often means spending little, that’s why from Marli House we offer you some places where you can eat well and for little money.
Montadito is nothing less than the name of a type of Spanish sandwich, whose history dates back to the 15th century. The difference with other sandwiches is that it is made with a very small bread. This is an idea that 100 Montaditos has exploited to the fullest.
That is why the name, the menu of this chain of breweries proposes a large number of montaditos with different flavors. Generally, diners order more than one, as they are very economical: there are some for as low as one euro.
But over time, the brewery has been expanding its offerings and includes platters with different combinations of flavors of montaditos, various types of salads, various appetizers, and desserts.
But let’s not forget that it is a brewery, so you can accompany all that delicious food with a pitcher of beer, beer with lemon or cider for 1.50 euros or with a soft drink.
You can visit the 100 Montaditos website to learn more.
El Museo del Jamón
Spain is synonymous with ham, as it produces one of the best in the world. That is why in Madrid, the city of museums, there could not be one dedicated to ham.
El Museo del Jamón is a chain of themed restaurants that offers hams from all regions of Spain. There you can eat and drink at a good price.
When passing by their premises, with their windows full of ham legs, you cannot resist the idea of entering to taste their great variety of sandwiches, tapas, portions or drink a glass of wine or a beer with the best charcuterie portions. The best part is that they offer very good prices.
In addition, if when you return to your country you want to take a typical Spanish product with you, you can also buy hams, cheeses, and cold cuts with a certificate of quality and origin. Here you can visit his site: El museo del jamón
Telepizza and Papizza
If you are a pizza lover, you have two excellent options. One is Telepizza, which offers a great variety of flavors and prices.
The company usually launches very good offers: two pizzas for the price of one or very cheap pizzas if you ask them to deliver it, for example. You just have to go to one of the Telepizza stores scattered throughout Madrid or order your favorite pizza on the web or by phone, and they will send it to you.
The other option is Papizza, which offers pizzas by the slice in the best Italian style. You can also choose your ingredients, and they will cook it in three minutes. In addition, the combinations of ingredients of Papizza are enormous; you just have to choose yours.
Bocatas de calamares in Plaza Mayor
Although Madrid doesn’t have a beach (what a news!), it has the famous calamari sandwiches as part of its typical cuisine. They are delicious sandwiches filled with fried and battered squid rings.They are sold in many places throughout the city, but tourists usually order them in the areas around Plaza Mayor at very affordable prices: they cost only 3.50 euros.
There are several places that offer them, such as La Campana and Bar La Ideal, located on Botoneras street. There is usually a line of people waiting to buy them, so it’s best to go early.
Both places offer other types of sandwiches, such as blood sausage and omelette, tapas, and typical Spanish sangria. Just ask for some lemon or sauce and enjoy the beautiful views of Plaza Mayor and your sandwich.
You surely know what burritos are, that delicious Mexican food. In Madrid, there are places where you can get them at a good price. One of those places is Tierra Burritos, a food chain with several locations in Madrid and still expanding.
Tierra Burritos offers twelve nutritious ingredients to choose from, four types of meat (pork, beef, barbecue beef, and chicken), vegetables, rice, spicy sauces, sour cream, and guacamole.
They also sell nachos, naked burritos, tacos, salads, and margaritas, a refreshing drink made from lime or strawberry juice, triple sec liquor, tequila, and sugar, which is ideal for accompanying the food.
Here you can visit his site: Tierra Burritos
Takos in Plaza del Carmen
We continue with the suggestions of Mexican food. It’s the turn of tacos because there is a place very close to Marli House apartments where the best ones are prepared.
It’s called Takos al pastor, located in Plaza del Carmen, and they usually serve tacos and other Mexican dishes, such as meat-filled tortillas, accompanied by margaritas and beer.This place specializes in serving the “al pastor” variety (made with pork, pastor marinade, pineapple, cilantro, and onion), but also tacos de cochinita, tinga, bisteck, arrachera, chorizo con papa, nopal, and mushrooms, alambres, and tortas.
As for prices, they usually offer very attractive deals, but there are usually al pastor tacos starting at 1.50 euros. Being so cheap, there is usually a lot of people waiting to enter, so try to go early.
Here you can visit his site: Takos al pastor
Sidrería El Tigre
Perhaps the place with the most abundant food in Madrid is Sidrería El Tigre. You just have to order something to drink, and the tapas they serve you will leave you amazed.
El Tigre has become very famous for serving homemade tapas with any drink you order. That’s why it’s part of the must-visit places on your trip to Madrid. Plus, you can get there in minutes from Sol, Gran Vía, or Príncipe, as it’s located in the Chueca neighborhood.
Croquettes, bravas potatoes, chicken wings, tortilla montaditos, and other ingredients, ham, or paella are some of the tapas they serve you at El Tigre, and they vary as you order another drink. Generally, as the tapas are so abundant, no one dares to go beyond the second beer or cider.
Here you can visit his site: Sidrería El Tigre
The list could go on, but what is certain is that these are the places you’ll want to visit first. Enjoy!