Occupying the site of the legendary Café Alameda, the Chikito is perennially popular with the smart local set; its walls are plastered with Andaluz celeb pics, while its front bar contains a recently imported statue of Federico García Lorca, who once convened here with other intellectuals.

The tapas bar specialty is snails. The adjacent restaurant concentrates on hearty dishes like oxtail stew and pork medallions, which it has spent many years getting just right.