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The history of this restaurant begins in 1895, when Julián Díaz García, originally from Cuenca, opened a wine and liqueur store in Calle de La Ruda that became popular in the area of El Rastro on account of the jovial nature of the owner and his family, and because there was always a beggar at the door playing the guitar and singing "tin, tin, malacatin". As a result, the shop became known as Malacatín.
In the 1950s, one of Julián's daughters kept the tavern open and officially registered it under the name of Malacatín. Since then, they decided to improve the business by incorporating home cooked meals, at affordable prices, made with quality ingredients. A little later, they added the traditional local stew known as ‘cocido madrileño’ served in three different dishes and made using premium quality ingredients. Success was quick to follow.
Today, Malacatín is run by the fourth generation of this family and has become a haven for Madrid’s finest food, with the ‘cocido madrileño’ as the star attraction.
The menu consists of traditional local dishes, as well as a varied assortment of tapas and preserves. On the wine list, you have a wide selection of Spanish wines and international references from France, Germany, Italy, and Morocco. It also offers special menus for groups.