Just up the road from El Buey, this much-loved castizo taberna, with its traditional zinc-top bar and wall tiles, is among the very best Madrileño eating spots for enjoying cocido. They even include a junior version (cocido pequeño) on their menú infantil. Another great specialty here is besugo la madrileña -- besugo (or bream) being the most highly esteemed fish in the capital, more for its exquisite flavor than for its price. Other homemade dishes include sopa de fideos (noodle soup) and huesos de tuétano (marrow bone). The dining area, set back beside pillars from the tapas bar, is quiet and relaxing and the service friendly.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Recommended 2010