After having lived in a couple of different places apart from the people I met and memories I made there is at least one dish or a particular restaurant that I keep in mind and miss.
I have been living in Spain for over 2 years now, but I have yet to visit the Spanish capital. So far I haven’t really had the time to go. A dish that I have grown to like in Barcelona, but actually has its origins in Madrid is huevos estrellados or rotos (“broken eggs”). The best recipes don’t always have to be the most complicated ones. What this dish consists of are fried eggs over French fries or hash browns. Optional is to add ham, chorizo or other meat to it.
I have done my research and found some great recommendations on where to eat huevos estrellados when you’re staying in Madrid apartments:
Casa Lucio (C/ Cava Baja, 35) has to be the first restaurant that needs to be mentioned because this is where the recipe originated. They have the reputation to serve the best huevos estrellados and the fact that royalty and celebrities come here to eat speaks for itself. Needless to say that this place might be a bit pricy, but if you have the freedom to treat yourself to an great meal every now and then, you should consider eating here.
Mama Dolores (C/ Príncipe de Vergara, 83) is a lesser known restaurant, but in return more affordable and still great quality in food. A special recommendation of broken eggs here are the huevos estrellados with foie gras.
Lastly Taberna Aranzazu (C/ Francisco Silvela, 96) is another great place not only for huevos estrellados, but also for tapas and pinchos – all that for a great price. Along with a wine from their excellent wine menu try the broken eggs with chistorra (type of spicy sausage), ham or Basque ratatouille.
Some of you can maybe already imagine that this is one of the greatest meals after a long night out on the town. And staying in apartments in Madrid you are very likely to experience and exciting and long night, so now you know where to go when you are craving food.