The “Bocadillos de Calamares” (Squid Sandwich) is a typical dish of the simplest that we can find in practically all of Spain: rings of squid battered and fried in olive oil, served in a normal bread and it is usually taken with some beer rods. Easy to prepare, quick to eat and delicious at the same time. This explains part of its popularity throughout the country, and especially in Madrid, where it is considered a typical dish.
But why is it considered a typical Madrid dish, if in Madrid it is not on the coast? The origin of this tradition is not well defined, although the central position of the Spanish capital has made it the most important distribution center for fish and seafood in the country today. The migration of Spaniards from other parts of Spain such as Galicia, Asturias or Andalusia seems to have contributed considerably to the incorporation of squid into Madrid’s cuisine. This article explains in a very interesting way why squid sandwiches are a typical Madrid dish.
Over time, and as the city grew bigger and life more busy, fast food became more prominent, and the Bocadillos de Calamares became an important part of the culture of its inhabitants.
In this cultural program we will enjoy the typical squid sandwiches in Plaza Mayor, one of the most emblematic places in Madrid.
Meeting point: TANDEM School at 1:00 p.m.