Taberna Almendro 13

Address: Calle Almendro 13, Madrid, 28005, Spain
Telephone: 91 365 4252

- Budget

4.2

Ridiculously popular Andalusian tavern in the heart of medieval Madrid.

Barrels, tiny tables, little stools… this corner bar is certainly not short on typical features. It’s invariably full, because people love the food and the buzz.

Food and drink
4.3
90%
Service
4.4
90%
Food and drink
4.3
90%
Value for money
4.7
90%
Ambience
4.6
90%
Location
4.8
90%

Food and drink

There are two must-order things here. First up is huevos rotos: fried eggs piled onto crispy slices of fried potatoes, which comes with finely-diced Iberian ham. Personally, I prefer more of a mushy chip, all the better to soak up the egg, but the Almendro version has legions of fans. Their other big thing is roscas, which are rings of bread – proper loaf-sized, nothing itsy bitsy – which come filled with whatever you fancy: melted Serena cheese, squashy sobrasada pork sausage or pringa, which is shredded pork or beef mixed with chorizo or morcilla sausage. They also do great pisto, the Spanish version of ratatouille. The best thing to drink here is the superdry manzanilla sherry from Sanlúcar de Barrameda, served in glistening black bottles, or maybe Barbadillo white wine. But of course beer and other things are available too.

 

Ambience

Boisterous. Often squashed.

Service

Brisk. Waiters ring a bell when your drinks or food are ready, and you have to go over to the bar or counter to pick it up.

Location

Near Cava Baja and nudging the remains of the 12th-century city wall. Nowadays, this is a major bar area.

Price advice

The egg-and-chips combo and roscas are around 8.80 euros. Portions are generous, so be careful not to over order.

Recommended for

  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Singles
  • No fuss

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