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La Almudayna – Unassuming bar, great beer

For me, this bar is one of the best and most typical Spanish bars in the city. It’s gaudy, full of artificial light, fruit machines, and plastic furniture, but it’s a place that makes me feel totally at home. The owners are friendly and chatty, although don’t be surprised if you have to wave to get their attention at the bar – this place is full to the brim at peak times.

They have all the usual Spanish dishes. My favourites are the scrambled eggs and the bravas. For drinks ask for a tercio (a bottle) of their special Estrella Reserva 1906 Red Vintage beer. It’s worth it! They give you decent free tapas if you just order a drink here, so I always wait and see what they bring before ordering something extra from the menu!

I like this place for the start of the night out, or just for a few drinks after work during the week.

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c/Espíritu Santo, 5, Madrid

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Opening Times

Mon - Thu 08:00 - 23:30, Fri - Sat 08:00 - 01:00, Sun 08:00 - 15:30


1906 beer: € 2.60

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)