Taberna Maceira is like none of the other tapas bars in Madrid. Its walls are painted in splodges of green (almost like the work of a class of schoolchildren), but the result gives the interior a vibrant twist. Even the menus at Taberna Maceira are a novelty, scrawled on round wooden artists’ palettes. The cheery décor creates a relaxed mood and attracts Madrid’s bohemian, arty set, who chatter away while traditional Galician bagpipe music plays in the background.
The speciality is octopus and everyone seems to be eating it, along with other favourites such as salted roasted peppers (totally addictive) and patatas bravas. Staff are casually dressed and work like mad to keep the food and drink coming. Don’t miss this place, or its even bigger branch located at C/ Huertas 66.