This truly epicurean lair actually has two faces. On the one hand, it looks like a wine bar, authentic and very popular, and on the other – or rather, at the back, in the small room – it turns into one of the best restaurants in Madrid. In the latter, you are asked to taste market cuisine both popular and delicate, enhanced by an excellent wine list, with bottles ranging from 18 to 22 euros, including the delicious Álvaro Palacios, made from old-growth Grenache and Samsó in Gratallops.
Here, you ought to try everything: hake kokotxa (traditional Spanish dish), Iberian ham blood sausage croquetes… and even braised oxtail in red wine. Jorge Esteban, trained by one of the best chefs in Galicia, Manuel Tabares (Villa de Foz), is becoming a big name in town. So go now!
El Fogón de Trifón
Calle de Ayala 144
+34 914 023 794
Menu: around 45 EUR