Spanish tapas and fresh market cuisine
Going out to have tapas or pinchos is one of Spain’s most popular and well-established traditions. In Madrid, in the very heart of the city, by the Puerta del Sol, Taberna Sidrería EL Fontán offers its customers an extensive menu and a variety of quality tapas prepared in the authentic Madrid style and with a distinct Asturian influence from the north of Spain. You will find all kinds of hot and cold tapas, served as whole or half portions or “raciones”. From traditional Spanish omelette, to home–made croquettes, pickled specialities like Santoña anchovy, to more traditional tapas like cured Iberian cold cuts and Cabrales cheese rated best in the world year after year at the Cabrales cheese and chacinas (dried cured cuts) Competition. And all of it to be savoured in company.
On our menu you will also find the finest fresh produce from our local markets and from the best fish markets in the north of Spain.
We invite you to visit us and enjoy the tastiest tapas in and the best of Spanish cuisine in good company.
On our menu you will also find the finest fresh produce from our local markets and from the best fish markets in the north of Spain,as well as the most traditional Spanish cuisine where we feature a variety of paellas, all freshly prepared. These are all washed down with the best natural ciders from Asturias, local wines and traditional beers.
Discover authentic Asturian Cider
A piece of Asturias in Madrid
Taberna el Fontán is an authentic Asturian cider tavern in the heart of Madrid. Discover the taste of natural cider, poured in the old Asturian tradition.
Nothing beats the taste of authentic Asturian cider in the company of friends
Discover our dishes
Tapas and pinchos in Madrid
What better way to experience Madrid than in a typical “taberna” and enjoy tapas and “raciones” cooked in the most authentic traditional style, in a setting that blends the typical old Madrid tavern atmosphere with top cuisine. Our selection criteria is based on quality and variety ranging from the most popular to the most original dishes, all these prepared using the finest ingredients.
Whether you choose our meat or fish dishes (delivered to us frozen to -45 º in accordance with legal requirements), our products are delivered to us from local markets and from the best fish markets in the north of Spain. Truly delicious fresh market produce for the most discerning palates; that tastes even better with a jug of cold beer or a glass of traditionally poured cider.
We specialize in Paellas
Paella, the famous Spanish rice dish, is one of our culinary specialities. Cooked so that the rice is both light and “brothy”, with shell fish, fish, chicken or rabbit, our paellas are undoubtedly one of the most popular specialities on our restaurant menu, and we cook it differently every day.
An experience not to be missed!
What they say about us...
Take a breath
A good place to take a break, a soft drink, a drink and good tapas or portions. It has an outside terrace. The staff very friendly, attentive and professional. Reasonable prices. A few meters from Puerta del Sol.
Popular, fun and upbeat
Wonderful restaurant with outdoor seating and ample indoor tables. We ordered Padrón peppers; Bollo preñado; Beef meet balls(albondigas de carne); Croquetas de queso de cabrales(blue cheese croquets). Actually, you can’t go wrong with any of the tapas being offered. The peppers are particularly good. The place has a great vibe, particularly when the weather is good and outdoor seating is available.
Best value for money
I was here with my friends and was very surprised by the quality of the food and the variety of the dishes and wines. Few places offer such good quality and such affordable prices. They serve the best Cabrales cheese in the world. Definitely a must-try!
The customer service is exquisite
There is simply nothing negative to say about this place. The service is exquisite, fast and impeccable. They pour a good pint! Very good tomatoe salad and ventresca (tuna belly in olive oil), possibly even better than the croquettes which were delicious: We asked for variety. Recommended!