Plaza de Neptuno
Officially known as Plaza de Cánovas del Castillo, the next roundabout south of Cibeles is something of a crossroads of Spanish...
Iglesia de Jesús de Medinaceli
Up to 100,000 people crowd the Iglesia de Jesús de Medinaceli on the first Friday of Lent to kiss the right foot of a wooden sculpture...
The Thyssen is one of the most extraordinary private collections of predominantly European art in the world. Where the Prado or Reina...
Taberna La Dolores
Old bottles and beer mugs line the shelves behind the bar at this Madrid institution (1908), known for its blue-and-white-tiled exterior...
Tapas you can point to without deciphering the menu and eclectic old-world decor (from bullfighting memorabilia to a fresco of skeletons...
Plaza Neptuno (Plaza de Cánovas del Castillo) 4 · interesting places nearby
Estado Puro information
A slick but casual tapas bar, Estado Puro serves up fantastic tapas, such as the tortilla española siglo XXI (21st-century Spanish omelette, served in a glass…), lobster gazpacho and parmesan ice cream. The kitchen here is overseen by Paco Roncero, the head chef at La Terraza del Casino , who learned his trade with master chef Ferran Adrià.
Most of the tapas involve spectacular riffs on traditional Spanish themes. The outdoor tables are often reserved and have higher prices, and the long opening hours are a treat for those whose appetites don’t conform to Spanish eating hours.