La Carmencita

Top choice spanish in Malasaña & Chueca

Around since 1854, La Carmencita is the bar where legendary poet Pablo Neruda was once a regular. The folk of La Carmencita have taken 75 of their favourite traditional Spanish recipes and brought them to the table, sometimes with a little updating but more often safe in the knowledge that nothing needs changing.

There's everything from roast baby goat to razor clams or anchovies, with plenty of salads to lighten things up. Backed up by what they call 'wines with soul', it's hard to resist this place.