When a well-rated restaurant is so close to a bunch of hotels the reviews can be somewhat skewed by excited tourists who are loving everything different. This place is absolutely the real deal and a magnificent dining experience! I have lived in Spain and visited many, many times for school, and this restaurant rocks tapas in a way that will make your tastebuds go haywire. This ain't the boring old ensalada rusa (which they have, incidentally), these are thoughtful and balanced mini masterpieces that are each cooked and served exquisitely by enthusiastic and passionate staff. I'm sure you've checked out their website and saw pictures of the little morsels. They taste better than they look! And costs are very reasonable, even after you've stuffed yourself and imbibed a few beverages. My new favourite place in Madrid, and they could even accommodate my poor Spanish skills. Congrats La Gabinoteca!