Fodor's Expert Review Casa Alberto

$$ Barrio de las Letras Historical
Enter through the firetruck-red facade of this 194-year-old bar and restaurant and be transported to a typical Spanish tavern of yore. The banged-up tin wash basin, the baroque cash register, the wooden bar shelves and low tables with wooden stools—these details haven't changed in over a century. Sweet vermouth, made in house, is the tipple to try here; elbow your way to the onyx-topped bar and sip it alongside old-timey tapas (of varying quality) like fried bacalao (cod), saucy meatballs, and braised oxtail.
Historical Lively Quick Bite $$ Tapas

Quick Facts

Calle Huertas 18
Madrid, Madrid  28012, Spain


Known For:
  • A living museum of how taverns used to be
  • Traditional tapas
  • Homemade vermouth
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon.

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