Madrid stew. Special Wednesday cover at the Churruca Cervercería.
Between head breweries and battle tascas, the capital hides corners from which to leave practically having dinner without making hardly any expense
They say that the origin of the word "tapa" comes from the ancient custom of covering the glasses and jugs of wine with slices of bread or some other food and, thus, preventing flies and mosquitoes from rushing inside. They also say that, in the time of Alfonso X, the monarch ordered that wine should not be served without a corresponding accompaniment, in order to avoid the drunkenness of the guests.
Despite the uncertain veracity of the anecdote, what is certain is that the capital hosts, both in head-end breweries and battle bars, corners of which to leave practically eaten without barely making any expense. Here are some suggestions.
Petisqueira (Churruca, 6). In addition to their rations and snacks, the free tapas that they serve with each drink, from grilled sandwiches to mini-hamburgers, are one of the successes of this bustling tavern, which has a second address at number 17 of Mejía Lequerica street .
Cervecería Churruca (Churruca, 21). A few meters from the previous address, this brewery is also another classic in terms of free tapas. Bravas, potato tortillas or ham and cheese are some examples. Special mention deserves its Wednesday cooking lid. In addition, his letter includes a wide variety of rations and mixed dishes.
Oh Gaul! (Pelayo, 72). Suitable for celebrating birthdays, it serves generous and varied tapas. Serrano ham on a base of fried potatoes is one of the most successful. In their reviews, the parishioners praise the friendliness of their staff and the cozyness of the place, which also has a menu.
Cervecería Sierra (Galileo, 41). Croquettes, sandwiches, bravas ... The list adds and follows in this place located near the Moncloa metro stop and frequented mainly by young university students. At nightfall it is usually already crowded.
Tapería La Small Graná (Ambassadors, 124). With more than 20 tapas to choose from, this tapería of Granada's philosophy and atmosphere could not be missing from this list. Attention to his beet hummus with wheat tortillas, his spinach cannelloni with cheese sauce and his moruno skewer with Argentine chimichurri.
El Tigre Cider House (Infantas, 30). Classic among the classics, another recurring address among the lads is this traditional bar, famous for the size of the tapas that accompany the drink. Ideal for dining out.
Padrao Bar (Crossing of the Stop, 4). Less known, although equally recommended, is this bar next to San Bernardo Street. It is not surprising that, with the first consumption, a loaf of bread (eye, whole) appears filled with some sausage.
Between Cáceres and Badajoz (Don Ramón de la Cruz, 109). Paella, squid or sausage potatoes are some of the classic tapas served by this Andalusian air tavern decorated with bullfighting motifs.
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