Where to eat Tortilla Patatas

As a gourmet cook, I can confidently say that one of the most iconic and beloved dishes in Madrid is the tortilla de patatas or Spanish omelette. This hearty and flavorful dish is made with potatoes, onions, and eggs, and is a staple in the city’s culinary scene. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, you won’t want to miss out on trying the best tortilla de patatas Madrid has to offer. That’s why I’ve put together a list of the top 6 places to eat tortilla de patatas in Madrid.

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Though located in one of the poshest neighborhoods of Madrid, Barrio Salamanca, Casa Dani is not at all pretentious. It’s located in one of the city’s oldest markets, Mercado de la Paz, and its tiny bar area is always packed with everyone from business professionals to blue-collar workers. It’s a popular spot largely because they serve authentic Spanish dishes at great prices.

Price: €6-€25 per person

Telephone: +34 915 75 59 25


Docamar is a family run business that’s been in operation for over 50 years. Though they’re best known for serving some of the best patatas bravas* in town, their tortillas are just as delicious!

In fact, this is the perfect spot to try some of the best tortilla in Madrid with a bit of a twist. Enjoy your Spanish omelet with a bit of their their famous bravas sauce drizzled on top for pure tapas perfection.

Average Price: €12-€18 per person

Telephone: +34 913 67 83 17


Txirimiri (pronounced chi-ri-mi-ri) means “drizzling rain” in Basque. Their menu reflects their heritage, offering modern Basque-inspired cuisine at various locations throughout Madrid.

You can’t really go wrong with anything you order here, but we strongly recommend trying their famous tortilla de patatas, one of the best in Madrid. Made with truffles and caramelized onions, it’s the stuff dreams are made of—and the kind of dish you’ll remember long after you’ve swallowed the last bite.


Price: €35-€50 per person

Telephone: +34 915 49 33 09

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A trendy tapas bar and one of La Latina‘s many foodie gems, Juana La Loca serves some truly creative dishes. So it isn’t surprising they’ve added a little twist to the classic tortilla. Theirs comes with an onion confit and can only be described in one word—juicy.

Our suggestion: Head here after a Sunday morning spent cruising the Rastro flea market. Order up a gooey slice of the best tortilla in Madrid, throw in a glass of Marqués de Riscal Reserva for less than €5, and you’ve got yourself the perfect meal.

Price: €20-€30 per person.

Telephone: +34 913 64 05 25


If you like your eggs runny, be sure to try the award-winning tortilla at Sylkar. They have yet to change their tortilla recipe since opening in 1970, and why would they?

Sylkar’s tortillas have won numerous contests and has been recognized by many as one of the best in the city. Head up to Chamberí to experience it for yourself—preferably with a cold caña to wash it down.

Price: €15-€25 per person

Telephone: +34 915 54 57 03


Pez Tortilla operates under the philosophy of buen rollo (good vibes) and tortilla. That makes it exactly our kind of place.

Every one of their 15 tortilla varieties is a masterpiece in itself. But if we had to choose just one, we’d say to go for the sun-dried tomato, arugula and Parmesan omelet. Polish it off with one of their craft beers and a croqueta or two (…or 10).

Price: €15-€30 per person

Telephone: +34 640 80 31 12

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