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Cava Baja Gallery

Closed Now: 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Great area

What a terrific part of town in this supremely fun city. Very authentic and full of locals doing... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
Oslos, Denmark
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tapas capital of the world

Been to Sevilles Santa Cruz area. That cities tapas zone. Madrids la latina especially this street... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
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Cava Baja Gallery, Art Gallery in Madrid City. Contemporary Spanish artists. Underground La Latina. Cava Baja Gallery is near the Plaza Mayor, Almudena's Cathedral, The Royal Palace in a fun street with restaurants and oldest hotels in Madrid. Cava...more
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La Latina
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

What a terrific part of town in this supremely fun city. Very authentic and full of locals doing what Spanish do better than any one else. Socialising and having fun till very very late.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dicod712
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Been to Sevilles Santa Cruz area. That cities tapas zone. Madrids la latina especially this street is on another level. Authentic Madrid fun. Virtually the whole area is closed on Tuesdays I think. Other wise this area is always full to the brim at night...More

Date of experience: December 2017
4  Thank skankis
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This street houses over a dozen tapas restaurants and bars, just within a block or two. It is right next to Plaza Mayor, very easy to get to and close to the center of the city. The area's tapas places are frequented by tourists and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank GreentreeMA
Reviewed 2 June 2017

It was very busy and lively in the night. It was fun walking around and choosing which restaurant to try. It wasn't too touristy (like Mercado San Miguel) yet, so you feel authentic eating there. If you stay more than one night in Madrid, I...More

Date of experience: May 2017
4  Thank freshwaterstone
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Despite many trips to Madrid, this was my first venture down Cava Baja, and what a wonderful surprize to find great taverns and tapas of all kinds along the entire length of the street.. diversity, charm, history, fantastic eats and ambiance... starting late afternoon...must do!!!

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Edwin E
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Although it can be atmospheric, I find it overrated and crowded.....having to work my way to the bar to order the tapas is not my idea of a night out. It is popular though. I would consider a tapas tour here, though.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank CLT29
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We were so looking forward to visiting this famous street, renowned for its tapas bars, lively atmosphere etc …….but it was DEAD! (This was between 9.30 – 11.30 on a Tuesday night.) I had filtered for places with outdoor seating, and several Cava Baja places...More

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank Tynedale
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Very lively area, especially if you stay there. It has a lot of bustle but it's a very nice neighborhood with many options and nice bars and it's in the city center.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank dkasmodeus
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We walked down Cava Baja on a Tuesday, early evening (6ish). It seemed dead. A few restaurants here and there, but everything else was closed. We were a little disappointed based on what we've heard.

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank katyeandsteve
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Worth a wonder around this area to pick up the vibrant nature of Madrid. Lots of tapas bars and eating places.

Date of experience: May 2017
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La Latina
La Latina is a charming neighbourhood with two unique
personalities. At first glance, it’s distinctly
old-world, with narrow streets weaving a maze among
charming stone buildings in sunny, bright colors like
yellow and pink. The other side of La Latina is
characterized by a young population and a bohemian
vibe, as evidenced by a dynamic and evolving selection
of new bars, shops, coworking spaces, and other
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23 January 2018|
Response from Mercedes R | Property representative |
Buenas tardes Narecne, gracias por ponerte en contacto con nosotros a través de Trypadvisor. Puedes visitar la calle Cava Baja y tomar unas tapas a diario. Los viernes y sábados a partir de las 20 h. y los domingos por las... More
14 June 2015|
Response from Rob M | Reviewed this property |
Don't do a tour. You can do this on your own. Most of these places are very small with limited seating. Some have seating downstairs, but it's more fun to sit or stand by the bar! I recommend you start at Taberna la... More
Jose V
7 June 2015|
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Response from Lisa C | Reviewed this property |
Tempranillo is the one I went to. James Blick, the food writer for the Guardian recommended it and he was spot on (he also lives in Madrid and runs Madrid Chow). Trip advisor won't let me post a link but if you search... More