Where to get the best tapas in Madrid

Where to get the best tapas in Madrid

Where to get the best tapas in Madrid

Madrid is a city powered by coffee and coffee canas that never sleeps and never stops eating.

Whatever brings you to Madrid, whether you are a tourist, an English teacher, a volunteer or a gap yearr, you will soon find yourself immersed in the wonderful world of tapas in Madrid.

See also: Unique things to do in Madrid on a Sunday

Facade of traditional tapas bar on Gran Via in Madrid, Spain
Facade of a traditional tapas bar on Gran Via in Madrid, Spain – depositphotos.com

Here are 5 of our favorite places to enjoy tapas in Madrid

Also check out our post on the best tapas bars in Barcelona!

Casa Labra – Croquetas de Bacaloa

Enter Casa Labra is like going back in time. Order your treat croquettes from the small counter on the right, then head to the bar to order a thimble-sized glass of beer or wine to accompany the succulent, creamy morsels.

Fatigas del Querer – Patatas dos Salsas

This tapas bar in Madrid is always packed with Spaniards and guiris how. The free nibbles that come with your drinks are a delicious start. Then on to the giant races from Patatas dos Salsa or Prawns al ajillo and you won’t regret it. Brilliant but often chaotic service!

Fatigas del Querer for tapas in Madrid
Fatigas del Querer for tapas in Madrid

Side – tortilla de patata

A portion of it melts on the tongue tortilla at Laterally is never enough; You will be back for more. That tortilla has a soft, gooey center of caramelized onions and is absolute heaven on a plate.

Taberna Txakolina – pintxos

When you are in your pintxos You will not be disappointed Taberna Txakolina. The tapas bar in Madrid is lined beautiful and tasty pintxos Combining all sorts of quality ingredients. A personal favorite is what we like to call the Salmon Tower.

Tapas at the Taberna Txakolina in Madrid
Taberna Txakolina in Madrid

La Musa – Tempura de langostinos y aguacate verde

This is such a personal favorite that we almost didn’t want to share it! La Musa has everything you could want in a restaurant, including a delicious selection of grilled dishes tapas! Try those Tempura de langostinos and aguacate verde for a sparkling appetizer.

El Tiger

At El Tigre, you order a glass of vino tinto (red wine) for two euros and then the tapas god behind the counter hands you a plate full of tapas of all kinds – tortilla, patatas bravas, jamon, queso… you name it – to accompany your drink to accompany. The best part is that every time you order your cheap drink, you get another plate of goodies to soak up all the alcohol.

Mercado Plaza San Miguel

For a more varied experience, there is Mercado Plaza San Miguel near Metro Sol. This beautiful old building is packed with little stalls selling some of the freshest and tastiest food including oysters, fruit and veg and tapas. Lots and lots of tapas.

Again, if you want to snag a seat, get there early. Otherwise, start practicing balancing a plate of tapas and a glass of vino tinto and eating/drinking at the same time.

For an explosion of wonderful places and smells go to Mercado de San Anton in the vibrant neighborhood of Chueca. In the basement there is a traditional market with fruit and vegetables, fish, ham and cheese of the best quality. Floor 2 offers a wide range of international stalls where you can get everything from sushi to cured duck to ceviche.

A personal favorite is the Greek stand, which offers delicious stuffed aubergines and warm pitas with homemade hummus. Head to the 3rd floor for a drink on the roof terrace with fantastic views over the city or a meal in the contemporary restaurant.

If you want to explore Madrid’s markets visit: El Rastro: The most popular Sunday flea market in Madrid

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