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Casa Lucas

#72 of 8,831 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
La Latina
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Calle Cava Baja 30, 28005 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 65 08 04
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Today
13:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 13:00 - 15:30
Thu - Fri 13:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Sat - Wed 20:00 - 00:00
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Hagley
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90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We found the service a bit abrupt and the food nothing special. We tried the tapas featured in the photo for the place which was chicken, soy sauce and cooked onions. The only problem was that the chicken was overdone so the dish was not that delicate and tasty. Other criticisms were that it all dishes came with fine fries... More 

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Thank MichealPalin
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Cosy small restaurant with friendly service and good food. Especially, the ox tail and seafood canneloni were very tasty. Good value for money.

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Thank Dikran A
Jyvaskyla, Finland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect food, service and wines. We loved this place and people here. <3. This place will serve not only very good food, it will provide really nice experience and surprises in all positive ways! Thank you. I will miss this place. ps. When I am looking pics from here - my mouth is remembering perfect taste..

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Thank sarmat_FI
Surrey
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Typical small setting with larger plates to share. Best 2 dishes were squid with black ink and de-boned oxtail. Rich and full of flavour. Beautifully presented. Fantastic service Very very happy.

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Thank lovelifealltheway
Derby, United Kingdom
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1,451 reviews
854 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 834 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Quite a small and compact restaurant but it certainly packs a punch. Warm and friendly greeting as soon as you enter, browse the menu and then take advice from the staff on portion size, what a great idea. Food is freshly cooked, tasty and very reasonably priced, well worth finding.

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Thank johnhp702
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Popped in for lunch. Had the pork and chicken hot plates and then the oxtail. Sooooo tasty, the Oxtail was out of this world!

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Thank Dixlectic
London
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288 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Although Calle Cava Baja is stuffed with restaurants, we tried this one because of the good reviews on TA. Sadly, we only managed to squeeze in before they closed for lunch. I say sadly, because it was empty and we just had time for a single course but I'm so glad we tried it. We had a tomato and goat's... More 

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Thank Lazzagear
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

perfect food and great environment. staff is efficient. very busy, but served quickly. went there for dinner, but it seems great for a small meal and a cup of wine.

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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed a week in Madrid and ate at a few restaurants in the city. This one was one of the best with good dishes and good value.

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Texas
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

By far the best lace we went on this trip. The guys that worked here were so nice, enagaging and wanted you to have a good time. GO!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
Monday
13:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
20:00 - 00:00
Thursday
13:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 01:00
Friday
13:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 01:00
Saturday
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Cava Baja 30, 28005 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > La Latina
  • Neighbourhood: La Latina
  • Phone Number: +34 913 65 08 04

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Staying in La Latina

Neighbourhood Profile
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 businesses popping up in the area. In the northern part of the neighbourhood, the Cava Alta and Cava Baja streets constitute the tapas center of Madrid, where each age-old restaurant serves up distinctive specialties like huevos rotos and patatas bravas. Locals have come here for generations to while away hours over drinks and tapas with friends. On Sundays and public holidays, the streets to the south of La Latina metro station transform into a giant open-air market full of locals sifting through tent after tent of art, apparel, and antiques. Any day of the week, the intriguing blend of the traditional and the hip make the streets of La Latina worth exploring.
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