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The best tapas bars in Madrid

Do you want to know which are the best tapas bars in Madrid and some of the best neighbourhoods to enjoy tapas? In this article we will tell you about some of the most famous tapas bars in Madrid and discover some of the favourite neighbourhoods and streets for tapas.

Tapas in the centre of Madrid


Strolling through Madrid it is very easy to find a nice bar where you can stop to rest and recharge your batteries after a stroll through the city. And when you order your comforting drink you may be surprised with a generous tapa to go with it, or you may simply want to stop and enjoy the famous traditional and modern tapas in some of Madrid's most famous bars and restaurants. Here we will show you some of the best tapas bars in Madrid.


Whether you want to go on a tapas route or simply eat in one of these bars, our recommendations include classic emblematic bars such as La Bodega de la Ardosa and el Anciano Rey de los Vinos or new gastronomic proposals such as Mercado de San Miguel.


Casa Labra


Starting with the traditional, Casa Labra is a century-old tavern that has been passed down from generation to generation, where the atmosphere and the premises have been maintained with great care and dedication since 1860.


Its speciality is cod and its croquettes are famous in Madrid. They have worked on their specialities, moving towards a more modern cuisine but always maintaining the most classic cod recipes.


Address: C / Tetuan, 12, Madrid


Telephone number: (+34) 91-531-0081


La Bodega de la Ardosa


It is one of the tapas bars in Madrid that is in all the rankings and with more than 150 years of history. The Bodega de la Ardosa has a very special and traditional atmosphere, famous for its speciality omelettes and croquettes.


An obligatory stop for a vermouth, a glass of wine or a beer and some spectacular tapas.


Address: Calle de Colón, 13, Madrid


Telephone: (+34) 915 21 49 79


El Anciano Rey de los Vinos


El Anciano Rey de los Vinos is a tavern that follows the authentic Madrilenian tradition. They have a history of more than 100 years and have a special location between the Almudena Cathedral and the Royal Palace in the centre of Madrid.


Its cuisine is traditional Spanish with exquisite specialities such as the "regalito de toro", the sirloin steak in sweet wine, the black pudding with apple and the chicken strip with Cabrales cheese. Don't miss them...


Address: Calle de Colón, 13, Madrid


Telephone number: (+34) 915 21 49 79 79


El Mercado de San Miguel


The Mercado de San Miguel was inaugurated in May 1916 as a food market and is one of the few and most spectacular examples of iron architecture in the city. In 2009 it became the first gastronomic market in Madrid with nationally and internationally renowned chefs.


In this market you can enjoy everything from the best Iberian ham to the freshest seafood brought in daily from Galicia. Among its proposals you can find Joan Roca's handmade ice creams (3 Michelin stars), Rodrigo de la Calle's traditional rice dishes (1 Michelin star) and the traditional tapas of the Arzabal Group among many others.


Address: Plaza de San Miguel, s/n Madrid


Telephone: (+34) 915 42 49 36


Vi Cool


The Vi Cool restaurant offers a menu of modern "tapas and portions" made with seasonal products of the highest quality to offer you an unforgettable gastronomic experience.


You can enjoy exquisite tapas a la carte with a very special patatas bravas, or a carpaccio that are a delight, or a tasting menu tailored to your needs with a wide and delicate selection of wines.


Address: C/ Huertas, 12 , 28012 Madrid.


Telephone number: (+34) 914294913


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Thanks to its central location, you will be able to easily reach any point of the city and enjoy the spectacular restaurants and gastronomic experiences of the city that we propose in this article.

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February 01, 2022

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