Tavern founded in 1827 in the same building where Miguel de Cervantes lived and wrote his two masterpieces: the second part of 'Don Quixote' and 'The Travels of Persiles and Segismunda'. It still has mementos of Cervantes from that period, on display on the tavern's second floor, along with other more modern ones: a zinc notebook next to a splendid onyx and wood bar, a bottle rack, a manometer for making seltzer water, a priceless antique tap, a till, columns and some booths where theatre tickets were sold. In times of Ferdinand the Seventh, the people of Madrid would come to Casa Alberto to have a glass of wine with a boiled egg and a serving of cod.
Nowadays, clients can sample typical dishes like 'callos a la madrileña' (stewed pork tripe) and cod. The speciality of the house is stewed oxtail, considered as being among the best in Madrid.