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The best Spanish omelette in Madrid

The potato omelette: the iconic dish of Madrid. No two are alike. Each cook has their own way of making it. The choice of ingredients and their quality are also key to the end result. Potatoes… What variety? In thin slices or cubes? Hard or soft inside? Which oil yields the best result? And, of course, the eternal debate: with or without onion?

The Mercado de la Paz (C/de Ayala, 28B) is the home of the best potato omelette in Madrid, specifically at Casa Dani. This small venue is inside the market and serves dozens of omelette snacks every day. And now you can even order it for home delivery.

Casa Dani is one of the most popular spots in the Mercado de la Paz. It’s famous for its omelette, which won the Best Spanish Omelette award in 2019, and it sells more than 100,000 per year.

The chef manning the stove is Lola Cuerda. She prepares the most exquisite omelettes with Kennebec potatoes, eggs, sunflower oil and salt. She chooses sunflower instead of olive oil because the flavour is milder and the result is less fatty. Her omelette is juicy and has an incredible touch of sweetness. You can taste her experience and loving care in each mouthful.

After recharging your batteries with a bit of omelette, which is perfect for brunch or a mid-morning snack, we recommend walking around the Mercado de la Paz. Opened in 1882 to supply the Salamanca neighbourhood, it is one of Madrid’s traditional markets. Its iron structure contrasts with the modern, avant-garde design of the more than 60 stalls inside it.

Those stalls purvey high-quality fresh and local products, so you can have a drink or sample gourmet products. Tradition and modernity meet in this charming space. A stroll through its aisles is a must-see for locals and visitors alike.

And with your cart (and stomach) full, you can end your visit to the market and continue to walk through the streets of Madrid to keep discovering its nooks and crannies brimming with history.

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