This Andalusian tavern, decorated with hanging hams, ceramic plates, and garlic, is one of the happiest places in Madrid. The staff is jovial and the house specialty, trucha a la truchana (trout stuffed with ham and garlic), is a work of art. Other star entrées are pollo al ajillo (chunks of chicken with crisped garlic), fried fish (baby squid, anchovies, and others), and espárragos trigueros (wild asparagus). Jarras (pitchers) of chilled
Valdepeñas seem to act like laughing gas on the clientele.
Manuel Fernandez y Gonzalez 3, Madrid, 28012, Spain