The 10 Best Bars In Huertas, Madrid

Talitha Duncan-Todd

Make sure you take the time to visit the cozy bars when visiting the neighborhood of Huertas. Each bar has its own personal tapas dishes and appetizers to enjoy, complemented with beers. You have the choice of drinking at the bars or taking your drinks outside to enjoy on the patios. We’ve highlighted the 10 best bars in Huertas for you to experience the best of Spain.

Fatigas Del Querer

1. Fatigas Del Querer

Bar, Restaurant, Spanish, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

With the look of a classic tavern, the Fatigas Del Querer has the capacity to seat 80 people. Its interior is full of artworks by Julio Romero de Torres, tables, and bathrooms resembling a barn. They have a dish-of-the-day for a price ranging between five and seven euros. On the weekends, you should book in advance as the space fills up quickly. The restaurant recommends the Madrid stew and beef tenderloin; when ordering, make sure you also order a few drinks from the bar to accompany your food.

2. Cervecería Cervantes

Bar, Tapas

Cervecería Cervantes
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Cervecería Cervantes is a classic, bustling bar that provides a warm atmosphere and well-poured cañas to its customers. Waiters work in a small space, serving up seafood specialties, canapés, and beer at top speed. Both the gambas tostatas (prawn toast) and the percebes (goose barnacles) are highly recommended dishes. You’ll find the biggest crowd here just before lunchtime and again in the evening. This place is a must if you want to experience the real essence of Madrid in a busy bar with a fast and fun atmosphere.

3. Casa Alberto

Bar, Restaurant, Spanish

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When meeting your relatives or friends for a glass of red wine, a caña or a vermouth, Casa Alberto would be a wise choice to go to. Dishes that come highly recommended include the boquerones en vinagre (fresh anchovies marinated in a mixture of vinegar and olive oil, seasoned with garlic and parsley),the gambas al ajillo (prawns sautéed with garlic and lemon), and the caracoles a las madrileña (a Spanish-style snail stew).

4. La Fragua de Vulcano

Bar, Restaurant, Tapas

La Fragua de Vulcano
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La Fragua de Vulcano is a new restaurant, but still maintains the atmosphere of a post-war tavern. From the kitchen, you can smell the aroma of the simmering stews being cooked. The shrimp comes highly recommended, being one of the establishment’s most popular dishes. The waiters provide a personalized service, making for a laid-back atmosphere.

5. Taberna Maceira

Restaurant, Spanish

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This local favorite serves up delicious Galician (a region in northwest Spain) food in Madrid. Although this tavern is often crowded, Taberna Maceiras don’t take reservations, but their famous seafood is worth the wait. Try the pulpo a la gallega (Galician octopus) or the mussels for an authentic Galician culinary experience.

6. Naturbier

Restaurant, Pub, Pub Grub

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Naturbier is a family restaurant that offers a wide range of traditional dishes, as well as German recipes to try with their craft beer. The brewery cellar is a fun space to meet with some friends or to host special occasions. Beer still remains as the highlight of the restaurant, and the self-service system featuring taps at every table adds a unique touch to the establishment. A screen by the tables displays the liters consumed and the cost of consumption.

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