Tucked away in the quiet maze of historical streets between the Plaza Mayor and the Royal Palace in Madrid is a fun inventive restaurant that I love to visit for special occasions and entertaining visiting friends. With the climatized glass case of wines and warm brick walls Taberneros is a harmonious mix of modern and the traditional. This theme is also reflected in the culinary creations you will be served. Some Spanish classics such as “salmorejo cordobés” are available as are Mediterranean dishes influenced by French, Italian and even Japanese cuisine. The inventive menu changes with the season and if you are not sure what to order the attentive and helpful waitstaff will help guide you.
Although tapas are on the menu this is not a typical tapas bar, because it is meant for sit-down meals. There is a small bar and it’s possible to go for just a wine and a tapa. However, the bar may be full with patrons waiting for one of the twelve tables. Although seating is limited the high ceilings and low lights give the space an open yet intimate feel.
The multi-page wine list not only has a good representation of wines from Spain they also offer wines from other, mainly European, countries. A sommelier is on staff to help you choose the perfect match for your food. The bill with an average priced wine comes to about 25 euros per person and is an excellent price to quality ratio.
For reservations call 91 542 21 60, however, Friday and Saturday evenings are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Address: Calle Santiago, 9. Madrid, Spain.
Tel: (+34) 91 542 21 60
Metro stops: Sol, Opera
Below is a handy map to help you find your way! Qué aproveche!