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Best Patatas Bravas of Madrid: The Typical and Spicy Recipe

We love patatas bravas! Have you not tried them yet? Join the club and discover these fries with a sauce made with paprika that is spiced. You will not cry because of the spices, but because of how rich they are.

Best Patatas Bravas of Madrid: The Typical and Spicy Recipe

This recipe is only going to be found in Spain. It is something so typical and native that almost the blood of the Spaniards takes a little brava (= P). In Madrid they are prepared in many places and very well made. That’s why we’ve gathered our favorites in this article. Do you know what the sauce is? Spicy paprika, onion, garlic … and more things that are a real secret. In every house and in every restaurant there are ingredients that are never revealed. And although you do not believe it, they NEVER have tomato in it.

Before starting, a tip: if in a bar / restaurant they put a sauce that is not even a bit spicy or that looks like ketchup … flee!


They say that they have the best patatas bravas in Madrid. This traditional bar in the neighborhood of Quintana serves classic tapas and rations, but its specialty are bravas. You can have a small dish with a caña, or a large portion to share. In all cases you will see how the sauce is served from a bottle of 3/4 DYC whiskey. Why? They say that because he was born in the same year as Docamar: 1963. If you become an unconditional fan of this sauce, you should know that they sell it to take away, so at home you will only have to fry some potatoes and add them. A luxury!

  • Price of the brava: € 3,8
  • Address: Calle Alcalá, 337
  • Phone: +34 91 367 83 17
  • Email: docamar@docamar.com
  • Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. everyday except Wednesdays
  • Metro. Sales (L5) or Quintana (L5)
  • Web: docamar.com


Their Patatas bravas with ali oli de madroño will amaze you. They are like the bravas, but they also have a different taste given to them by the madroño. Many years have passed and this café remained intact until a year ago, when it was closed and remodeled. Today it is more modern but equally authentic as well and in their your menu, you can find the typical dishes for tapas: Russian salad, tiger mussels, potato omelet … And at very affordable prices to be in the center and also be of quality. 

  • Price of the bravas: € 8,5
  • Address: Glorieta de Bilbao, 7
  • Phone: 91 088 25 25
  • Email: info@cafecomercialmadrid.com
  • Hours: 8:30 to 02:00
  • Metro: Bilbao (L1 and L4)
  • Web: cafecomercialmadrid.com


This restaurant is far away and it is not easy to get there by metro but it is worth it. It’s beautiful, their services are great and their bravas are the best in Madrid. Spicy, thick sauce, large potatoes, well fried, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside …. They are divine! Ask for them at the bar or as an entree before eating. Their menu has a lot of variety and although there are things that are a little more expensive, others have a good price. And yes: everything, everything, everything is good and it is abundant, we guarantee it.

  • Price of the bravas: € 7,5
  • Address: Av. Del Arroyo del Santo, s / n
  • Phone: 913 20 08 22
  • Hours: Every day from 12 to 01:00 
  • Metro: Feria de Madrid (L8)
  • Web: orgazmadrid.com


Their flavor is incredible and we don’t know if it’s because of a trick: they are served with the sauce separately so that the potatoes do not sag. Thus, you can distribute the sauce as you want or pour it little by little. The flavor is very intense and spicy. Real bravas! Legend has it that with a lot of alcohol they drew this recipe from the bravest tavern owner in the Moncloa area and since then it has been passed from generation to generation.

  • Price of the bravas: € 6,5
  • Address: Calle Dr. Castelo 19
  • Phone: 918 31 18 42
  • Hours: 12:00 to 4:00 and 8:00 to 12:00
  • Metro: Ibiza (L9)
  • Web: laraquetista.com


*Translated by Tarvika Singh


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