Stop Madrid is one of those bars that you walk into and you can feel its history. When it was initially opened in 1929, it was a chacuterie and also sold various wines and liquors, and still stays true to that tradition. It even holds the the title of “oldest jamonería” in Madrid, which is pretty impressive in a country that is practically run by ham.
Here you can try various Spanish wines (there are 40 available!) and tapas. Some of my favorite foods to eat here is the spicy chorizo plate, the empanadas (meat and tuna), and the various cheese plates – my personal favorite is the goat cheese.
If you come around 7-8 o’ clock it’ll probably be packed with locals having a glass of wine before heading home to finish the day. You might not find a table but that’s okay, there’s plenty of bar space and whenever I’ve gone there everyone has been kind enough to scoot over a bit to give me enough room to put my food and drink down.