If you have a craving for Portuguese food, you should know these restaurants in Madrid

It is a country that we have next to us and few are familiar with Portuguese gastronomy. But you don’t have to cross the border to taste the best of Portuguese food. In Madrid itself and without leaving the capital, or at most in the surroundings, we can give a good account of the most typical recipes that are made in the kitchens of our neighbors. Write down these directions if you want to dine with the beautiful music of fado background and not just cod or cream cakes, two of its emblems on the table.

After Os Montes

At number 28 of Madrid street Path of the Infante you come across this establishment that is considered by its loyal clientele, some even they are members of the royal family, as one of the restaurants where you can try the most famous cod dishes from the neighboring country. The one that is accompanied by farm eggs and straw potatoes and that has become one of the hallmarks, gastronomically speaking, of Portugal.

Cod is the star between these four walls and the restaurant’s kitchen managers After Os Montes They also give it their touch, whether it is roasted in the oven, grilled, accompanied by a garnish with a base of bakery potatoes and gratin with cream, tomato or with a special compote recipe of the house made of apples.

But not everything was going to be this famous fish in Portugal, but in this space you can also order veal meats raised in the Zamorano town of Aliste and a wide variety of stews and dishes such as sweetbreads with garlic; squid stuffed and stewed in sauce, accompanied by broad beans and ham; veal tail patty or curd tart. And the best accompaniment? Some of the wines of the more than 200 references of broths that have in their wide store.

If today you have a craving for Portuguese food, these are the restaurants in Madrid that you should know
After Os Montes

Paullus

Outside Madrid, in the town of AlcobendasWe have another outstanding restaurant whose dishes show what Portuguese gastronomy is like. We refer to Paullus Restaurant. It prepares the palate, and the stomach, to give a good account of the union between the most traditional recipes of Portugal with some hints of Spanish cuisine.

Let us recommend the menu that you can try in this establishment. As a starter, you can opt for a soup of the day, a Portuguese sausage scramble with caramelized apple, a sardine ceviche or some cod puff pastry (How could it be otherwise). We continue with a Portuguese salad with hard-boiled egg, tuna and anchovies; a grilled octopus, some clams or a veal in a white wine sauce. If you want rice, you can try their specialties with duck or cod with prawns.

And since there is no food worth its salt that does not end with a sweet touch … in this case, the dessert that you can order at Paullus Restaurant can be a biscuit cake, another carrot and walnut cake or the typical Belém cake.

If today you have a craving for Portuguese food, these are the restaurants in Madrid that you should know
Paullus

Madere

We return to Madrid capital, specifically to Cardenal Cisneros 19 street in the heart of the Chamberí neighborhood, to try another of the specialties of Portuguese cuisine, with the permission of the cod and its famous desserts. We are talking about Francesinhas, a strong plate only suitable for the brave and that it is like a kind of sandwich, but with a little more “substance”.

The most daring can try in Madere is typical recipe from the Porto area which is like a sandwich with a steak or tenderloin, ham, sausage and a pork sausage similar to chorizo. As if that were not enough, the entire “creation” is covered in cheese, as well as an original spicy sauce made with tomato and beer. But, wait, the thing does not end here since in most cases, the Little Frenchie served with french fries and an egg on top. Who said fear?

If today you have a craving for Portuguese food, these are the restaurants in Madrid that you should know
Madere

The Portuguese Tavern

Our latest proposal gastro Portuguese through Madrid takes us to Calle Juan Álvarez Mendizábal 39 where one of the food houses of the Portuguese country is located with more tradition and tradition in the capital. Rice is the protagonist of The Portuguese Tavern but without forgetting the cod with cream, another of the recipes that always appears on the orders of the tables.

And to toast, it can never be missing one of the quintessential wines of Portugal such as green wine or for the most classic, a red wine born in the shadow of the Douro River.

If today you have a craving for Portuguese food, these are the restaurants in Madrid that you should know

The Portuguese Tavern