martes, 11 de enero de 2011

La Bola tavern

Welcome to La Bola
This family restaurant located in the centre of Madrid, is still cooking traditional recipes since 1870, in order to serve the best Castilian cuisine to its customers. La Bola tavern is well-know for its top quality products, its lively ambience as well as its Star Dish, the Cocido Madrileño (Madrilian stew), which is cooked like in the past: on a low flame over holm oak charcoal.

The chroniclers of la Villa y Corte tell that, towards 1802, there was a small liquor store located at la Bola Street square with las Rejas street (currently Guillermo Rolland) so frequented by workers and students. In 1870, it was transformed into the restaurant «La Rayúa» by an asturian woman with entrepreneurial spirit, the authentic matriarch of the Verdasco family dynasty, which still managing the Tavern Restaurant LA BOLA after several generations. From this moment on, the Madrilian stew and the Verdasco Family start its trajectory for more than a Century duration. The newspapers from the beginning of the century tell that three types of stew could be eaten in LA BOLA: the midday stew (with a price of 1.15 pesetas) for the workers and employers; at one in the afternoon the stew cooked with chicken (with a price of 1.25 pesetas), and the favourite of the students; and from two in the afternoon, the stew cooked with meat and pork fat, and the favourite of the journalists and senators.  This stew is so delicious and tempting that, consequently, all people of whatsoever social condition want to eat it. All what concern this dish is peculiar: from the way to cook it to the way to eat it. Following the family tradition, the Madrilian stew is cooked in the traditional cooking pot on a low flame over holm oak charcoal.


  • We are opened: 13:00 to 16:00 / 20:30 to 23:00 (Sundays and December 24 closed for dinner).
  • For reservations, you may contact us at number: 915 476 930
  • You may also send us an e-mail that we will reply as soon as possible: The non-confirmed reservations are not effective. The Internet reservation must be carried out with at least 3 days in advance.
  • C/Bola, 5 28013 Madrid

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