Our server was great! He suggested a couple of wines and helped me decipher the menu to accommodate my dietary needs. None of my selections were terrible, but I felt they were overpriced and, quite frankly, boring. It's awfully hard to mess up fried potatoes, but Cafe Madrid came pretty close with my patatas bravas, which were slightly undercooked, yet tasted a bit burnt.
The espinacas pirineos and the obviously pickled espárragos blancos were palatable at best, but my setas al ajillo were a complete disappointment! Typically sautéed in olive oil and garlic, these mushrooms tasted more like they were nuked in red wine, vegetable oil, and a dash of garlic salt. Had it not been for the excellent service and fabulous wine, dinner at Cafe Madrid would have been a total bust. I might be convinced to revisit the place for further wine exploration, but I'll be sure to tote a bottle of Bragg to tweak my tapas.