So you're in Spain and you're therefore hunting for tapas. Tapas, tapas, tapas! Although tapas bars in Madrid are as ubiquitous as fast food joints in Orlando, it's easy to get caught in tourist traps or spend your hard earned money on places that don't cook the good stuff. Here's a little tour where you can find some of the best small plates in the city.
La Latina is tapas central and a Trabblr crawl through here will leave you full and happy! The first stop is Almendro 13, a casual bar that serves amazing "huevos rotos" and "jamon rosca". Funnily you won't get dark drinks here (Cokes, red wine), but you will get olives with your clear one.
From Almendro 13, it's time to get into the thick of it by heading around the corner to Calle Cava Baja. This small street is flanked by loads of great places to eat. We recommend going in ones where there's the biggest local crowd. These include Casa Lucas for their "Madrid" tapa, Taberna Tempranillo, and La Chata. Before you leave the tapas bars for the beverage bars, make a stop at Restaurante Txirimiri on Calle del Humilladero where you get pintxos from Spain's northern Basque country.
Meeting point: Almendro 13. The closest Metro stop is La Latina on the Green / 5 Line.
Leaders, although Spaniards eat late, we suggest you start at around 8pm. Many tapas bars aren't open for lunch.