Churreria Madrid has been since the early 1970s close by to Adams Morgan's Columbia Road occupying a nondescript building next to a Ben and Jerry's ice cream parlor. The restaurant's name is somewhat misleading since in addition to churros the menu contains a large number of Spanish dishes, including tapas and, of course, paella. Emphasis is on meat dishes and the portions are large enough. This is truly a corner of Spain transplanted to DC since the conversation among local customers is invariably centered on soccer and politics.
The food, the animated conversation, the presence of a very large bull head dominatingt he room, and a myriad prints of bullfighting scenes dispersed on the walls leaves an impression that this is not Washington, DC, but a place somewhere in the heart of Spain. The staff is friendly and helpful, the food is good, and there is an engaging passion in the conversation that draws visitors' interest beyond their mere desire of satisfying their appetites and quenching their thirst with plenty of refreshing sangria.