La Rochela restaurant in Madrid

La Rochela is a Colpmbian restaurant in Madrid located on street Cardenal Cisneros 58, a few meters from the Quevedo metro station int eh area of Barrio de Salamanca. It offers one of the best places to enjoy Colombian food in Madrid. 

The Colombian population in Madrid is important, but that does not get reflected in the number of Colombian restaurants in the city. And it is a shame because Colombian food is really interesting. 

It may be a common mistake to think that all Colombian food is the same. There are some national dishes, that is for sure, gastronomy in Colombia is as varied as its six regions. They all may share something: colorful dishes and the abundance in ingredients


La Rochela specializes in Colombian cuisine: Empanadas, “patatas chorreadas”, fried yuca, “bandeja paisa”, “sobrebarriga en salsa” and Muchachos.

Probably the star in the menu is La Bandeja Arriera. or paisa The Bandeja paisa is probably Colombia’s top dish. A traditional dish from the region of Antioquia and that became a national icon for the gastronomy of the whole country. y. It is also called Bandeja Arriera (bandeja means tray). Arriero is a name used to refer to peasants in Colombia 

Overall Review

La Rochela can be a good option to enjoy Colombian food if you are in the commercial district of Barrio de Salamanca and would like to try something different during your stay in Madrid. 

La Rochela offers a wide variety of Colombian food in Madrid as well as beverages like the aguapanela (a lemonade type of drink prepared with panela) beer and cocktails and of course Colombian coffee to accompany your dessert.

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Despite there is a large Colombian population in Spain, not many Colombian restaurants are to be found.

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Q Which attractions are near restaurant La Rochela?

Plaza Dos de Mayo
Sorolla Museum
Plaza de Olavide

Q Which dishes are typical from Madrid?

Despite Madrid is a melting pot of Spanish cultures, and that you will be able to find restaurants that specialize in gastronomy from all regions of Spain, there are some dishes which are typical “Madrileños”.
Cocido madrileño is Madrid´s best-known dishes. A chickpea stew served in many different formats, this is a great option to enjoy in winter, especially at some of the restaurants that specialize in cocido. Bocadillo de calamares is a cheap way to enjoy a simple lunch or dinner. A very simple dish can be delicious if all ingredients (squid,oil and bread) are of excellent quality. Callos a la madrileña: this is a beef tripe stew and many traditional restaurants are proud to serve “the best callos in Madrid”
te Madrid is a melting pot of Spanish cultures, and that you will be able to find restaurants that specialize in gastronomy from all regions of Spain, there are some dishes which are typical “Madrileños”.

Q How much should I tip at this restaurant?

There is no precise rule as to how much to tip in Spain. Spaniards only tip if they consider the service to be good. A 5% is normally considered a good tip. Having said this, some local waiters know tourists tip more than local Spaniards do and may expect more from foreigners.

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  • Price Range 35 - 70

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