Ask a hundred Spaniards “what is tapas?” and you’ll get a hundred different answers. For something so central to the Spanish way of eating, it can be a bewildering topic for visitors. Each city has its own tradition, from Basque pintxos stacked up along the bar to the big plates of free food with every drink in Granada. And since Madrid is a melting pot of people from across the country – and the world – we have a tendency to pick and choose from each of those definitions whenever we feel like it. So we want to help you find your feet, and give you the lowdown on the most typical Spanish tapas in Madrid.