One of the most popular cafes in Madrid, there’s paraphernalia everywhere in this fun, down-to-earth tapas bar Los Gatos. You name it, it’s either hanging on the walls or plonked in a corner. The more bizarre objects of decoration at Los Gatos include a rather garish statue of a choirboy wearing sunglasses, an old motorbike, several glass-encased football shirts, a street lamp and a bull’s head.
The atmosphere is casual and lively, bordering on raucous in the evenings. Goodness knows what they put in the beer but everyone in here has a smile on their face. A tiny counter, crammed in among all the odd objects, displays the delights on offer. Behind this, staff pour cañas by the dozen as the orders are shouted across. It’s cheap, definitely cheerful and well worth a visit.