Eight traditional aperitivos

Category: Food & Drink November 6, 2014

Classic or with a twist, croquettes are finger-licking (©José Barea. MD).

A serving of croquettes! Calamari coming right up! There’s a bit of space in the back somewhere… Let’s be honest – is there anything more tempting than losing yourself to the cheery atmosphere of the city’s countless bars? But you won’t feel like a true Madrileño through and through until you’ve enjoyed some good times with friends over a few cañas (beers) and tapas. Here’s a little selection I’ve put together of Madrilenians’ favourite aperitivo (pre-lunch snack).

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