El Son is a rum-lover’s paradise, one of the Latino bars in Madrid has no fewer than 90 different kinds on offer. Work your way around the Caribbean and South America, enjoying top tipples from Jamaica, Cuba, Venezuela, Barbados and Haiti. Then when you’re done, sober up a bit with a strong Colombian coffee.
The music is naturally Latino and the atmosphere is incredibly friendly. However, the décor is surprisingly modern and minimalist – almost American diner style. Friendly bar staff will happily stop for a chat if it’s not too frantic, and no doubt (after a rum or two) you’ll soon be getting to know the regulars.