Category: Drinking

bodegón Sarría pinchos

Bodegón Sarria: it’s raining pinchos in Pamplona

Here at Gusto Guides,  we are fans of Pamplona‘s simple, hearty approach to food and the passion for local ingredients and traditions.  Yes, there is more to this particularly green corner of Spain than San Fermines and the running of the bulls….

Bodegas Bellver sifones

Authentic Palma: Bodegas Bellver (Mallorca)

Yes, there are still one or two corners of Palma de Mallorca that remain untouched by the sticky hands of mass tourism. On out most recent visit, Gusto Guides was lucky enough to stumble across a little slice of old Palma known…

bodegas casas madrid

Madrid’s temple of vermouth: Bodegas Casas

‘Laterio’ is a big thing in Spain.  We’re talking bars, yes, but bars that specialize in preserves – usually seafood including treats like cockles, scallops, mussels and clams.  And, yes, we understand that going to a bar to eat canned goods…

antigua casa de guardia

Sweet sweet wine at Bodega Casa Antigua de Guardia (Malaga)

Malaga‘s old town has a ridiculously high concentration of good tapas bars, serving some of the best seafood in the country as well as a great selection of the region’s famous sweet wines. Bodega Casa Antigua de Guardia, almost unmissable thanks…

Tenerife wine

A wine lover’s guide to Tenerife

The largest wine producer in the Canaries, Tenerife is little known for its vineyards on the Spanish Peninsula, let alone in the rest of the world.  Over recent years, however, things have started to change. From international prizes to local…

Bar Metro

Going underground at Bar Metro 1, Barcelona

Bar Metro 1, Barcelona What’s the deal? No, it isn’t a mirage.  One of Barcelona’s most unusual eateries and bars, the tiny Bar Metro 1 occupies an unlikely spot on a passageway inside the labyrinthine Passeig de Gracia metro station…

Kinds of Spanish Coffee / Tipos de café en España

Spanish coffee – the essential guide

The first thing to know about having a coffee in Spain is that the coffee is really the least of it.  Having a Spanish coffee is a great excuse for stopping by your local bar, meeting for a quick 15…

Casa Camacho, Madrid

5 Madrid bars to start a night out

“Salí a tomar una cañas y me lié” (“I went out for a few drinks and got waylaid”).  A classic excuse heard all over Madrid bars, and one that explains that phenomenon whereby during the exceptionally hot and sweaty Castillian…