Map
Echegaray 7, Madrid 28004, Spain | +34 91 429 7313
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Features
Traditional style, Great wine list

Slightly off the beaten track in Barrio de las Letras is this authentic throwback to the simpler days of old Madrid, with no tipping and no photos (yes, that includes Instagrams) allowed. You'll be able to savor classic sherries and other fortified wines with no distractions, along with a few simple tapas like olives or succulent discs of sliced chorizo. Popular with the Spanish culturati (artists, musicians, and journalists) who find comfort in the enforced simplicity, it's a great stop for a pre-lunch or dinner aperitivo.

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La Venencia

Slightly off the beaten track in Barrio de las Letras is this authentic throwback to the simpler days of old Madrid, with no tipping and no photos (yes, that includes Instagrams) allowed. You'll be able to savor classic sherries and other fortified wines with no distractions, along with a few simple tapas like olives or succulent discs of sliced chorizo. Popular with the Spanish culturati (artists, musicians, and journalists) who find comfort in the enforced simplicity, it's a great stop for a pre-lunch or dinner aperitivo.