Casa Ciriaco, at number 84 Calle Mayor, is located in the building where, on May 31, 1906, the famous anarchist Mateo Morral threw a bomb, hidden in a bouquet of flowers, from a 4th storey window as the wedding cortege of King Alfonso XIII passed. Documental evidence of the wine cellar dates back to 1897. In 1929, Ciriaco opened the restaurant that still enjoys a well-deserved reputation. The famous journalist and writer, Julio Camba, liked to sit at the tables of Casa Ciriaco. Julio Camba’s friends now get together once a month as an ongoing homage to the Galician writer and journalist, who understood and enjoyed Madrilenian cuisine so well. The tertulia is presided over by the illustrator Mingote, who designed the original logo of Casa Ciriaco. This legendary Madrid restaurant, which serves traditional food, offers its clients Madrid-style chickpea stew and pepitoria de gallina (this is a recipe that is more than 100-years-old and consists of a chicken in a tasty wine, saffron and almond sauce).
On May 31, 1906, the famous anarchist Mateo Morral threw a bomb hidden in a bouquet of flowers from a 4th storey window of this very building, as the wedding cortege of King Alfonso XIII passed by.
Open hours: 12.00–23.00h continuous
Phone: +34 915 59 50 66
Address: C/ Mayor, 84. 28013 Madrid
C/ Mayor, 84. 28013 Madrid
Open hours: 12.00–23.00h
Cuisine: Traditional Madrid Cuisine
Specialities: Gallina en pepitoria
Average price: 25€-30€