The “menú del día” emerged in the 1960s as a formula to offer traditional dishes to a foreign clientele at a fixed and moderate price. Until the 80s, the price of the “menú del día” was intervened and was the same in all places. But from the 80’s onwards, each restaurant was given the freedom to set the price they wanted.
The menu of the day is something deeply rooted in the Spanish popular culture, from students to construction workers, company executives, civil servants, everyone usually eats a “menú del día” and usually goes to the same restaurants where they give them a complete menu that includes vegetables, legumes, fish, meat or traditional stews although nowadays can even include different dishes like gyozas, niguiris or curries.
From the Academia Madrileña de Gastronomía we never want to recommend one establishment over another, we thank the establishments we refer to for their collaboration, but they are only an example of the gastronomic offer that Madrid has, and we invite you to discover for yourselves the great richness of our Community.