El Tempranillo is a favourite of in-the-know locals as well as the odd celeb (Real Madrid’s Guti is a regular), one of the most exceptional tapas bars in Madrid has a deservedly fine reputation. The bar boasts a huge wine rack, which is stocked with an ample selection of home grown wines, which are expertly poured by a professional waiting staff.
The almost rustic interior feels very Spanish indeed, as does the hubbub of animated conversation that’s ever present. The tapas menu is extensive, with a long list of different types to try, while there are also more substantial dishes on offer if you don’t just want to snack. Just be sure to keep an eye out for the reactions of the locals’ faces as people walk in – a murmur of excitement will no doubt mean the arrival of a local TV or film star.