The best croquetas I’ve ever had

One of my very favorite neighborhoods in all of Madrid is what I call Conde Duque, the area between Calle Princesa and Malasaña (map). Just recently I also discovered that it is also home to the best croquetas I’ve ever had. La Tabernilla de Amadeus (C/ Cristo, 2–marked on the above map) sits on a tiny little street right near the Centro Cultural Conde Duque and has a lovely terraza during the summer. And the croquetas de jamón are, simply put, amazing.


6 Responses to “The best croquetas I’ve ever had”

  1. 1 longrey Monday, 4 June, 2007 at 2:58 pm

    Yo soy también un poco croqueta-maniaco. Ya no vivo en Madrid, pero creo que una de las cosas que más echo de menos son las croquetas de Bodegas Rosell, en C/ General Lacy, cerquita del Reina Sofía y la estación de Atocha. Se pueden encontrar en tres versiones: jamón, queso cabrales y bacalao. Son muy recomendables también las berenjenas con salmorejo y la torta del Casar, un queso que se come con cuchara. Si puedes, date un vuelta por allí. Gracias for these sweet memories. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  2. 2 Katie Tuesday, 5 June, 2007 at 3:28 pm

    gracias por la recomendación, a ver si vaya alguno de estos días!

  3. 3 Janelle Thursday, 7 June, 2007 at 2:50 pm

    Hi Katie, Nice to meet you last week!
    Maybe you can take me to this place sometime, Have you ever tried the croquetas de bacalao in Casa Labra? they are my current favorite. :)
    Un saludo!

  4. 4 Dani Monday, 11 June, 2007 at 1:21 pm

    Well, the best croquetas you can have in Madrid aren’t actually in Madrid.

    There’s a place in Guadarrama (45km northwest) called La Chimenea with the best cheese and ham croquetas of the whole region.

    The owners are not very nice, and you need a car to go there… but the trip is a worthy one, trust me :-)

  5. 5 Amy Wednesday, 13 June, 2007 at 3:43 pm


    I’ll have to go try these croquettas. I can be picky with them as te consistency can sometimes be overwhelming. Last weekend I had the best I’VE ever tried up near Bernabeu at Taberna Algorta. Give them a shot and let me know how they stand up to yours!

  6. 6 Nopisto Friday, 22 June, 2007 at 6:24 pm

    In my humild opinion the best croquetas in Madrid are the ones at El Quinto Vino. Outstanding.

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