Juana La Loca
The chef behind Juana La Loca tapas bar in Madrid takes his tapas very seriously, even providing diners with a knife and fork to attack them, rather than leaving them to use their hands. An extensive menu is available at Juana La Loca, complete with larger dishes such as hummus and the delicious oxtail. However, the best way to decide what to have is to check out the huge doorstop tapas at the bar, and point out to your waiter the ones you fancy.
The low lighting and small number of covers makes for a cosy experience, apart from at peak times such as weekend nights and Sunday afternoons, when it’s standing room only. Perhaps the one blight is the newly installed plasma screen TV that is mounted on the wall, but assuming your conversation is stimulating enough, that and the excellent food will ensure your attention doesn’t wander to the idiot box.