The top three reasons why I love Bar La Gloria.
Number one: I’ve personally never met a Gloria who wasn´t la gloria.
I may be a little biased as it´s also my mother´s name. This bar is named after and dedicated to the owner’s grandmother. It is her style that lends itself to the bar´s blend of old school decor with a minimalist, Scandinavian touch. Generously decorated with black and white photos of Gloria la abuela, a gorgeous, outgoing woman. Bar La Gloria is a loving homage done with class, style and humor.
Number two: The bar has a wonderful mix of regional tapas not normally found in Madrid and a small but wide ranging selection of wines. The tapas, with a focus on the south, all feature locally sourced ingredients from smaller producers. Asturian Cachopo de cecina, a meat eater´s delight straight outta Oviedo, flamenquines from Córdoba, and remojón de naranja a delicious orange and salt cod salad from Andalucia just to name a few. Accompanied by Galician beer, red wines from La Mancha and Extremadura or white wines from Galicia and Cadiz. If you want to get a nice slice of Spain Bar La Gloria is a great place to stop.
And number three: The people! Nothing makes a space more inviting and more fun than the people. Come for the wide ranging home cooked Spanish comfort food, stay for the great wines, cocktails and wonderful atmosphere.