Where to eat in Conde Duque

Want to know where to eat in Conde Duque, Madrid? Read on… 

A wine bar like they used to make ’em

De Vinos wine bar in Conde Duque, Madrid

Central Madrid can be a cruel place for the average wine wanker. Tavern after tavern with boring big-name (and slightly oxidised) wines by the glass. And often the selection is limited to the three Rs: Ribera del Duero, Rioja and Rueda. Yes, those are fabulous regions, but many bars simply trade on the name of the region, and serve up average wines from it. Which is what makes De Vinos a refuge. A wine bar without pretension, a lost-in-time tasca that ebbs and flows with locals, oddballs and lovers of a nice drop. It only opened in 2012 but – with deep-wood trim, daggy lounge and a gorgeous one hundred-year-old tiled floor – this barrio bar feels like its been nestled in Calle Palma since Madrid was a turn-of-the-century backwater. Cheerful proprietress Yolanda selects the wines (always with an eye to undiscovered or unloved Spanish regions), serves simple food and organises tastings, excursions and wine/food pairing evenings.

Calle de la Palma, 76
911 82 34 99
Metro: Noviciado, Tribunal

James Blick

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