What can I say about this delightful old-school Madrid bar, La Nueva?
If you are reading this, I know it’s because you are looking for somewhere authentic and off the tourist trail. La Nueva will give you that, along with the delicious Spanish food you were looking forward to sampling.
So let’s talk a bit about the menu. Scrambled eggs with black pudding (revuelto de morcilla) is a star dish here, as is tripe with chickpeas (callos con garbanzos) and huevos rotos, (chips and fried eggs, draped with Serrano ham.) They have a great selection of wine, and do desserts and coffee too, if you want to enjoy a 3-course meal.
You can sit inside the traditionally decorated restaurant/bar, or stand outside and enjoy some people watching, propped up against the wall, with your food and drinks perched on a little shelf. Madrileños have a lot of stamina when it comes to drinking and snacking standing up, so if you want to do it like a local, give it a try!
An added bonus; you are near Sala Canal Isabel and very near La Plaza de Olavide – do you hear some culture and a little tapas crawl calling?