Literally around the corner from Plaza de la Merced, but a world apart from the bustling tourist spot, La Polivalente brings together tapas, drink and culture in tune with the vibrant street art outside. The tapas menu is limited but tasty – hummus, empanadas, fried fish… plus there’s homemade vermouth on tap. You can also enjoy a good-value breakfast. And to accompany your food, live entertainment that ranges from dance to music via poetry and song. Check the website (in Spanish only) for the events programme.