Mercado de la Reina
Mercado de la Reina defies the globalisation of the city centre and hats off then to the team for creating one of the excellent tapas bars in Madrid. Mercado de la Reina is a top-notch tapas joint, restaurant and gin bar smack bang on Gran Vía – a street that’s home to everyone from Burger King and McDonalds, to H&M and Nike. Crates of fresh vegetables adorn the walls, a nod to the quality produce behind the dishes on offer, while there are even trees installed inside, housed in giant plant pots.rn
Smart, suited Spaniards pack the place out on weeknights, while a cooler crowd drops by come the weekend. Be sure not to leave before venturing right to the back of the deep venue, where you’ll find the Gin Club (open from 4pm every day) for some Hogarthian supping.