It doesn't look much. And it's easy to miss it. Just a simple signage and a tapas bar within. Cramped. But not as noisy one would expect of crowded bars. Guess everyone's busy munching something?
In Barrio Salamanca's Calle Ayala, you'd find this neighborhood bar that's ideal for quick bites. That day, I meant to go to nearby Mercado de la Paz but was distracted by the many folks lining the bar inside Jurucha.
I observed what most folks were ordering. The tapas on the bar looked freshly-made, offering quite a variety. I sipped my cerveza while checking which tapa to feast on.
I settled on the fish canapes even if the lomo iberico, morcilla and tortilla looked so inviting. I wasn't hungry. Just curious. But not curious enough to go deeper and claim a table inside. After all, the pintxos bar seemed like the better place to be. So full of life.
Maybe I'd head back with a bigger appetite next time. While everyone jostled for space at the bar, I got there effortlessly and didn't order beyond a couple of tapas to go with my caña. And oohh the unphotographed, undocumented 2nd tapa I had was a ham croqueta which I promptly popped into my mouth almost as soon as it was served 😄