Tapas in Madrid: Mesón Rincón de la Cava

Mesón Rincón de la Cava is a Traditional Tapas Restaurant off Plaza Mayor:

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Mesón Rincón de la Cava, Madrid

Mesón Rincón de la Cava was the first Madrid restaurant where we had a taste of the famous Madrid tapas. Many of us had just arrived in Madrid, but the mention of tapas and we were very prepared to throw off our jetlag and head out for an evening Madrid city tour, which included a taste of tapas.

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The Mesón Rincón de la Cava is just off Plaza Mayor in Calle Cava de La San Miguel. This obviously is a restaurant area as we saw and passed many restaurants on the way to our tapas rendevous.

Enter the Mesón Rincón de la Cava, and it reminds one of a dungeon, but one that you would feel very comfortable in. The restaurant is made up of small cosy alcoves and it’s a case of finding a seat and settling yourself in.

The interior decoration is traditional and attractive and as we took time to take snaps of the restaurant, others were getting stuck into the tapas. By the time we were ready to eat, all that was left were some olives, tortilla de patata and plenty of pimientos de Padrón. These small green peppers, fried in olive oil and salt are served in many tapas bars, but they were a bit spicey for the group so we scored.

Although we didn’t get to have a good sampling of the tapas at the Mesón Rincón, we like the atmosphere of the restaurant. The visit to Mesón Rincón was not meant to be a meal, but the taste of tapas left us wanting more. Next stop was the Mercado de San Miguel where we had more time to enjoy the pinchos.

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Mesón Rincón de la Cava
Calle Cava de San Miguel, 17

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