On the edge of Madrid’s Chueca district is one of the most classy cocktail bars in the capital: Del Diego. 23 years ago, Diego Fernando opened what is now the benchmark for excellence in Madrid. Mastery and wisdom balance formulas, and dense flavors blend together to create the perfect cocktails. Together with his sons and future heirs, Fernando and David they keep the place running. Some of their clientele consists of politicians, actors and actresses including the likes of George Clooney, Hugh Grant, Sandra Bullock and Viggo Mortensen. Being a good bartender, Fernando knows what the customer wants and what will sit well as an aperitif or after a big meal. As a result, every visit to Del Diego is therapeutic to the senses and ends with a feeling of satisfaction. Its menu has not changed in the last 5 years. Classics like the Manhattan, Tom Collins, Dry Martini, and Gin Fizz are prepared in the best and most classic fashion. The raw materials are essential for Del Diego, which has more than 400 types of liquor on their shelves. At Del Diego, the temple of cocktails in Madrid, you will learn a lesson in professionalism and class that is reflected in the team and everything they do. Fernando does not understand fashion, just taste, and that is why he is a god behind the bar. Service, quality, glamour and the rest is nonsense.
Open from 19:00 to 3:00 Monday through Thursday and until 3:30, Friday and Saturday. Closed on Sundays.
Average price: 10 to 12 euros
Text and photos: Paula Movil
Translation: Brett Piron