The tortilla you’ll have in Spain is unlike any other type of tortilla you’ve ever had. It can be described as something between an omelet and quiche, but consists of a few basic ingredients; eggs, potatoes onions. This dish might just be the only thing you will find on every single breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, so you can eat it at any time. It is a prefect example of how something so simple can be so incredibly delicious when done right. Here are our top picks of where to find the best Spanish tortilla in Madrid.
Let’s say you want to go to a place where you can have great tortilla, but also a variety of other fantastic tapas. Where do you go? Head to Txirimiri (the Tx is pronounced like a Ch sound). This is a local favorite for a great night out where you can expect a variety of fantastic food options, including their tortilla. They’ve got four locations throughout Madrid, making it easy to find one, regardless of where the day takes you.
Where: 4 locations in Madrid, check their site
The tortilla you’ll find at Casa Dani is bueno, bonito y barato (delicious, beautiful and cheap). One racion (portion) of tortilla is enough for two people. If you’re planning a picnic at nearby Retiro park, you can have them pack it up to go and even purchase a whole tortilla, large enough for a group of 6-10 people. Casa Dani is also known for having one of the most reliable, home-cooked menu del dia in the Salamanca neighborhood. They post their menu del dia on their Facebook page daily. Keep in mind, portions are HUGE, make sure you bring your appetite.
Where: Inside the Mercado de la Paz
There are two entrances to the market, one on Lagasca, 49 or the one on Claudio Coello, 58
Metro: Serrano or Velasquez
Juana la Loca
Some people love caramelized onions and think they make everything taste better. If you are one of those folks, then the tortilla served at Juana la Loca is for you. It is loaded with caramelized onions making the tortilla a bit on the sweet side and absolutely delicious. This is also a great option if you’re near in the cool place to be, the La Latina neighborhood.
Where: Plaza de Puerta de Moros, 4
Metro: La Latina
This is a great place if you’re near Madrid’s famous museums, as La Caña is about one block away from La Reina Sofia. Their tortilla is gooey in the middle, has a bit of caramelized onions and the portion is just right for one person. Come early, as they often sell out by lunchtime. Another plus? You can also enjoy freshly squeezed all-natural fruit juices here.
Where: Calle de Santa Isabel 50
Skylar is a perfect pick for a true, Madrid neighborhood place. Its similar to Casa Dani in that the portions are generous and the tortilla itself is also very good. You’ll find great croquettes as well as other traditional Spanish menu items, but mainly, you’ll want to come for the great tortilla.
Where: Calle Espronceda, 17
Metro: Rios Rosas or Alonso Cano