La Abuela (Madrid, Spain)

After walking off the patatas bravas from earlier in the evening, we stopped by La Abuela tapas bar. I ordered a beer and my wife got a glass of the house sangria. With our drinks we were given tapas of chorizo & Manchego cheese and marinated olives. We ordered a racion of callos Madrilenos (stewed tripe), a racion of gambas al ajillo (shrimp sautéed in olive oil, garlic & chilies), a racion of pimientos de Padron and a pincho of tortilla Española (potato frittata). Everything was delicious. The callos were tender and rich with a nice hint of pimenton. The gambas were fresh and sweet and the garlicky olive oil they’re cooked in made a perfect dip for the bread they gave us. La Abuela is the perfect place to get an old-school tapas bar experience.

Racion of callos

Racion of gambas

Racion of pimientos de Padron

Pincho of tortilla Española


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