The first time I was taken to this place, I immediately knew it would be a place I would come back to time and time again. It’s the cosiest wine bar I know in Madrid. Warm and welcoming; as soon as you step inside you feel part of the place. It’s perfect for spending a Sunday afternoon/evening relaxing with friends over a few glasses of wine, and some snacks to keep you going.
There is a good selection of wines, at reasonable prices. And the owner is always happy to advise you, and let you taste a wine before you order a glass. And, of course, they have a simple but varied menu of tasty snacks to accompany your drink. I really like their empanadas (pasties), and particularly recommend the spinach one. The hummus is also really good, and really nicely presented with crusty bread on the side to soak it all up with.
Relax, and enjoy the atmosphere. And look around you! High shelves all around the walls are stacked with dusty old wine bottles, which tell the story of this bar through the years. It was a bodega (winery) that sold wine from the Méntrida area, near Toledo, from the 1920s right through till 1999 when it was bought by a Swedish woman who turned it into the beautiful bar it is today. You can really feel the history of the place when you spend time there.