Going out for tapas is one of Madrid’s most delicious traditions. Whether in a tapas bar, a local tavern or a trendy restaurant, the pleasure is the same: small plates of tasty, creative morsels perfect for sampling, glasses of red wine to wash them down and good conversation as accompaniment.
Go ahead and try some tapas before lunch, after dinner or even instead of dinner with a fun, traditional tapas crawl! This simply means sampling a tapa or two at one establishment before heading on to the next, and it is the perfect way to find the tapas you like best!
Customarily, the city’s taverns and tapas bars have been located in the La Latina neighborhood or near the Puerta del Sol, with those featuring zinc bars, marble tables, tile walls and a red exterior most closely following the city’s long tapas tradition. Today you can certainly find lots of delicious places to have tapas throughout the Spanish capital; no neighborhood is without a place to go for tapas. However, the biggest concentration for tapas establishments continues to be in the La Latina neighborhood or near the Puerta del Sol. The problem will be choosing which one to try first!