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The gastronomy of Madrid is exquisite – Gustavo Mirabal Castro

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Gustavo Mirabal in Madrid


Madrid is one of those cosmopolitan cities that despite this does not lose its identity. The identity of Madrid is in those curiosities that distinguish it. In the case of Madrid, its gastronomy is one of the reasons why Madrid is Madrid and it is unique

Who goes to Madrid goes in search of adventures, museums, literature, tranquility and horses.

The equestrian sport has been growing in recent years along with the shops and the way of connecting cultures. The Zarzuela racecourse marks a milestone within the city, this being one of its icons that differentiate it.

In addition, Madrid is a city with a varied cuisine and rich because many are the influences in the kitchen. Venezuelan exiles see it with familiarity because European emigration plagued Venezuela with a gastronomic diversity that was easily incorporated into the Venezuelan palate. This emigration of not so rich and wealthy exiles who had fled the war was merged with the Venezuelan idiosyncrasy and are part of our multicultural identity.

San Ginés Chocolate shop in Madrid, Spain
San Ginés Chocolate shop in Madrid, Spain

Rich venezuelan exiled in Madrid, Spain

However, this has become one of the reasons why the palates of Venezuelan rich exiles such as Venezuelan businessman Gustavo Mirabal Castro are frequently migrating or establishing their residence in the Spanish capital.

This closeness to the experience of the Venezuelan who got used to living among Spaniards, Portuguese and Italians makes him feel at home when he arrives in Madrid. A city whose cuisine is not indifferent or unknown.

Venezuelan food is extraordinary, but once you leave the country there are flavors and aromas that trap. In addition our recent history makes those flavors and aromas are familiar.

They even influence that desire to settle in a certain place.

In the case of the Venezuelan lawyer and businessman Gustavo Mirabal, it has been precisely the quality of life that Spain offers, the reason why he moved to Europe.

Gustavo Mirabal and the gastronomy of Madrid

The cuisine of Madrid is characterized by having a lot of seasoning, often using pork meat among other ingredients. We can not leave out the spices … They are usually combined with those from another region or other countries. This eclectic mix enriches the cuisine of Madrid.

Spices can not miss how much Spanish you like to cook, but also foreigners who have made Spain their home. The way of cooking of the gastronomy of Madrid is contagious.

And is that who does not like the stew or a tripe to the Madrid. Also, you can not live in Madrid or visit it without tasting the rich fried eggs and garlic soup.

Not to mention the typical bread or toast with tomato typical of the gastronomy of Madrid. To do this, place the tomate on top and a pinch of garlic. The whole is placed in the oven for a few minutes. This is a typical dish for breakfast, very healthy, full of vitamins and flavor.

This dish is indispensable in the typical breakfast in Madrid and Spanish itself.

Some people from Madrid also add some leaves of crushed parsley to the toast. Cheese lovers can also apply a little to achieve a mixture of flavors and textures spectacular

To start with such a dish the day is to start with flavor and joy. It is for them that this is how the inhabitants of Spain begin, especially those of Madrid.

Callos a la madrileña

This dish is one of the richest and most famous because even at an international level people usually go to a Spanish restaurant and order them.

That’s why when you come to Spain if you do not eat it you can not say that you were in Spain … you can not go to Madrid without being able to eat some good tripe to the Madrilenian

The Callos a la Madrileña are part of the intestines of the pig, ox or cow, and is another of the specialties of Madrid’s gastronomy.

The preparation of the Callos requires onion, tomato, bay leaf, thyme and the special touch of blood sausage.

Callos a la Madrileña
Callos a la Madrileña

Garlic soup

Garlic soup also typical of Madrid’s cuisine, something different from a traditional soup in Latin America. In Venezuela garlic soup and onion soup are already part of gastronomy but they are still less common.

Interestingly, in European countries garlic and onion soup is usually eaten, while in America soups include chicken, meat and vegetables.

In this sense, garlic soup is one of the old popular dishes of Spain.

Garlic soup is prepared throughout Spain and is made from basic ingredients: bread, garlic, olive oil, paprika and of course a little water or meat broth.

Then we give you the complete recipe so you can live your experience with the gastronomy of Madrid.

Sopa de Ajo
Sopa de Ajo

Recipe for six (6) people of Castilian soup or better known as garlic soup



  1. One head of garlic or 10 cloves of garlic.
  2. Half a dozen eggs
  3. 12 slices of hard bread (2 slices per person).
  4. 150 g of serrano ham.
  5. 2 liters and a half of meat broth or failing water.
  6. Pepper and salt (to the taste of the diners)
  7. 2 tablespoons of paprika (sweet paprika powder).
  8. 50 ml of olive oil, preferably extra virgin.



Below you can see a video about the gastronomy of Madrid and the garlic soup and its procedure to cook it.

Garlic Soup from Madrid | Euromaxx a la carte

The climate and gastronomy

To Venezuelan businessman Gustavo Mirabal Castro there were two things that made Gustavo Mirabal fall in love with the Spanish capital and move away from the wonders of American Florida… The things that made Gustavo Mirabal opt for Madrid to establish themselves were gastronomy and climate.

Both characteristics have prompted numerous Venezuelans to settle in Madrid and in the case of Gustavo Mirabal they were decisive for him to decide to move from Florida, United States, to the Spanish Capital.

Gustavo Mirabal Castro is a lawyer whose office is headquartered in Caracas, Venezuela. Their businesses are scattered around different places.

He is also one of the Venezuelans who are passionate about horse riding, horses and equestrian jumping. And this is precisely one of the aspects that he also loves about Madrid.

All this influenced him to travel to Madrid a few years ago in order to continue with his professional projects and his hobbies as well as enjoy the wonderful cuisine of Madrid.

“Tapas” of Madrid

For Gustavo Mirabal Castro one of the many Venezuelans rich in equestrian knowledge and exiled palates in Madrid’s cuisine, living in Madrid is synonymous with quality of life. The tranquility that is breathed in the streets day or night is something that loves and enjoys with your family.

Gustavo Mirabal is also a great lover of Spanish “Tapas” … Tapas are a set of foods served in small portions. It is what in other countries they call appetizers

They usually serve to accompany a cold beer, a glass of wine or must. Tapas can be found in any Spanish restaurant and in any part of the national territory.

Also depending on the area they are cheaper. There are covers of € 5 and up to € 10 and even more expensive.

In the San Miguel Market, in Madrid, they are a bit more expensive but they are of great quality and taste. There are places where they sell them alone and the drink is separate. Anyway, they are delicious and are also one of the protagonists of the gastronomy of Madrid.

Sample of "Tapas" - Tortilla, croquetas y caña
Sample of “Tapas” – Tortilla, croquetas y caña

The delicious Cocido from Madrid

The cocido madrileño is a dish that is well known to all Spaniards.

It is characterized as the basic food for those workers of humble class with very strong jobs.

You understand farmers, masons, workers, everything so that they eat enough and endure the hard work. In this sense, the stew is a stew of several things. To make it, the following is done:

  • First, make a noodle soup or the broth that results from the cooking of chickpeas with vegetables.
  • In the second place you use cabbages, beans, chicken, beef (veal).
  • Finally add bacon, sausage and blood sausage, which are served in a separate dish.

Once you test it you will surely like it. It is a mixture of various ingredients and proteins which provide enough energy to have a good working day.

Cocido from Madrid
Cocido from Madrid

Rich churros with chocolate

Churros with chocolate
Churros with chocolate

To close, you can not leave Madrid without eating some delicious churros with hot chocolate. The churro is a mixture of fried wheat flour sprinkled with sugar.

In addition to its exquisite cuisine, Madrid offers delicious and delicious desserts.

Because of this, Venezuelan businessman Gustavo Mirabal Castro is in love with Spanish food, its climate and desserts.

Madrid, a cosmopolitan city with identity. Madrid a city of world gastronomy for rich and not-so-rich exiled Venezuelans and for those who undertake trips to get to know the world





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