Pescado Adobado, or Battered Fish is a common tapa in some of the tapas bars around the Plaza Mayor. Its just what it sounds like, a white fish battered and fried with a seasoned batter possibly more addictive than McDonald’s. I get this all the time, but I have to admit I’ve never asked them what kind of fish it actually is. I will find out next time I’m at the Cerverceria Sol-Mayor which is on the tourist-frequented walking street Postas, which links the Puerta del Sol to the Plaza Mayor in Madrid. In the US, we would call this kind of bar a “greasy spoon” and because of the looks of it I think some tourists steer clear, also because of the fact that there are no tables and very few stools to sit on. The bright lights, 80´s looking decor of mirror filled walls, pictures of the food by the door and the ubiquitous gambling machines may deter those looking for a little ambiance. But for boisterous and jovial Madrileño service, a wide variety of great traditional tapas, this “cerveceria” is perfect.
Address: Calle Postas, Madrid
Metro stop: Sol