Almendro 13

Tapas in La Latina & Lavapiés

Almendro 13 is a charming taberna (tavern) where you come for traditional Spanish tapas with an emphasis on quality rather than frilly elaborations. Cured meats, cheeses, omelettes and variations on these themes dominate the menu.

It serves both raciones (full-plate) and half-sized plates – a full ración of the famously good huevos rotos (‘broken eggs’) served with jamón (ham) and thin potato slices is a meal in itself. The only problem is that the wait for a table requires the patience of a saint, so order a wine or manzanilla (dry sherry) and soak up the buzz.