Fodor's Expert Review La Castela

$$ Retiro Tapas

Traditional taverns with tin-top bars, vermouth on tap, and no-nonsense waiters are a dying breed in Madrid, but this one, just a couple of blocks from the Parque del Buen Retiro, has stood the test of time. It's always busy with locals clamoring over plates of sautéed wild mushrooms, tuna ventresca and roasted pepper salad, and stewed chickpeas with langoustines. Stop in for a quick bite at the bar—they'll serve you a free tapa with every drink—or enjoy heartier choices in the homey dining room at the back.

Tapas Lively Lunch Dinner $$ Family

Quick Facts

Calle Doctor Castelo 22
Madrid, Madrid  28009, Spain


Known For:
  • Colorfully plated tapas
  • Friendly staff
  • Neighborhood crowd
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No dinner Sun.

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