LA BOLA won’t cook unless with the best of ingredients. And the most important ingredient of all is the love with which generations of the LA BOLA clan cook for their guests. Is it any wonder that LA BOLA's famous cocido madrileño has outlived the Savoy dynasty who, in the person of Amadeo I, came to Spain to rule at the same time that Candida Santos founded Taberna LA BOLA in Madrid (1870).
Excellence begets award. That should clue you in on how good the place is for traditional Spanish cuisine!
I am anything but Spanish and perhaps that's why I can be somewhat objective about the way Spaniards tend to be depicted, saddled as they are with "topicos tipicos" that tend to arise in a discussion about Spain: flamenco, bullfight, tapas, paradores nacionales. . .
There’s very little people around the world don’t know about “touristic” Spain. And so I’m amazed that many visitors are still amazed that one could have quality vacation in Spain cheaply. Especially when we’re talking about eats!
One of the infallible ways to get to know the real Madrid is through the stomach? You bet! For example, to feast on the Cocido Madrileño (Madrid stew) is to savor the history of Madrid