Let’s be honest, there’s tapas and tapas. I’ve done ’em all, I’m a tapa freak, so here I give you some really good adresses. The one from the picture is El Chucero, on the Plaza San Juan de Dios (to make easier : the square of the Townhall), they’ve just opened, and miami, the preserves are great, love the decoration, you can “tapear” (yes, they do have a verb for that), outside or on a guesttable inside.
The most genuine, out of the tourist guide, tapas bar, is close to my door , called Veedor, in Calle Veedor, on Plaza de San Antonio, a large variety of homemade tortillas, with spinach and cheese, or salmon, or asparagus, and the most delicious jamon Iberico, great wines, just sit at the counter, or go “tapear” standing up.
Another, grand prix, in Calle Columela called la Taperia de Columela, in the main shopping street close to plaza de las Flores. They’ve had so many awards for their original tapas, really thruly good, and very fair prices. But as it’s a succesfull place, go early (tourists always do), and find your stool at the counter.
Here’s the last one not to miss, on a side street from Plaza San Juan de Dios (you know the townhall..) calles Sopranis, Calle Sopranis (easy), there’s the tapasbar and the restaurant in front, excellent, excellent.