Antonio Sanchez Taberna (Taberna de Antonio Sánchez) is a restaurant, but first of all it is a tapas bar, the best tapas bar in the city.
The Antonio Sanchez Taberna is not outstanding in its quality in Madrid. The tapas bars in Madrid have long become a sort of national culinary snack for national gourmet restaurants. Antonio Sanchez Taberna holds a central place in the city, thanks to the legacy of the Madrid locals that have been coming to this restaurant for years.
Antonio Sanchez Taberna was built in the 19th century, and since 1850 it has been a popular tapas bar, the favorite in town. Bullfighters especially come here, and their excited fans. They gather here to meet these cruel Spanish entertainment idols, which are being abandoned by cultural pressure from all over Europe, but still exist here.
This place has long ago entered the Spanish Pantheon. About Antonio Sanchez Taberna, even a Spanish writer has written about, the Nobel Prize winner for Literature, Camilo José Cela.