Calle Cava Baja is one of Madrid’s best-known streets, packed with about 50 tapas places and bars. It’s overwhelming enough that you’ll be tempted to close your eyes, spin around, and head into whichever one you’re left pointing at. Don’t do that. Some of those places definitely aren’t worth your time - but Taberna Tempranillo is one of the best on the street, with high-quality, fresh food. You’ll find traditional tapas here such as duck thighs and grilled, salted artichokes - all of which pair nicely with one of the hundreds of domestic wines that line the back wall.
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