Food and drink
The fabulous homemade tapas include arguably the best tortilla (potato omelette) in Madrid, served in individual portions. The salmorejo (a thicker version of gazpacho) with bits of ham is wonderful, as are the croquettes with cabrales blue cheese and the cecina (cured beef). The draught beer is first class, and they also offer a good pint of Guinness - which attracts quite a few Brits. There is a range of wines by the glass, and draught vermouth too. Open from breakfast time till late, it's really worth seeking this place out.
With rows of bottles behind the wooden bar and old photos on the walls, the Ardosa is full of character. Always busy with a mix of locals and visitors of all ages.
Friendly and helpful.
Just off Calle Fuencarral in Malasana.
You can have breakfast here for around 3 euros. For something more brunch-like, expect to pay 8-10 euros. Tapas range from 3 to around 12 euros.
- First-time travellers
- Mature travellers
- Seasoned travellers
- People watching
- No fuss