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Casa Lucio

#236 of 8,826 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
La Latina
As featured in Best Food in Madrid and 1 other guide
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Calle Cava Baja 35, 28005 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 65 32 52
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Today
13:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 13:00 - 16:00
Sun - Sat 20:30 - 00:00
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Westford, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We got lucky and were able to get into the restaurant without reservations, by sitting in the bar area. The service was friendly - no English but my Spanish is passable and we did OK. We had red and white wine, and the croquetas, both jamon and spinach, were the best we had in Madrid yet. Light, flavorful, lightly fried.... More 

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Thank Joanne D
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Example of a place dead by success! Have been there several years ago and the quality of the experience had been very good that's why we decided to come back. Fried broken eggs are my favourite meal and I got very dissappointed when I received a dish of broken not well cooked eggs and some hard fries. It was a... More 

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1 Thank Davinia T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good and we had the best service. The waiter - Xavier :) speaks 4 languages + they have an english menu. Which is very rare in Madrid, so definitely a good place!

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1 Thank Valentina E
Manama, Bahrain
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This little gem came highly recommended by friends as somewhere to have lunch in the old part of the city and it didn't disappoint. Luckily our friends reserved a table for us as it was packed by 2:00 pm The menu was available in English although very few of the staff spoke English. They were all very affable though and... More 

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Thank Mark H
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is an old and warm venue, the service makes you feel like home and if you are lucky Lucio will come to your table and say hi! The food is high quality Spanish traditional food!

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Thank Giorgia M
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In Madrid on business and went to this restaurant for dinner with 3 colleagues. Excellent service and delicious food. Many different types of food best experienced by sharing dishes amongst the diners. Feels much more like a locals restaurant than a tourist restaurant which is never a bad thing. Highly recommended.

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Thank Bruce G
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Finally we were able to taste the food. We walked in without a reservation at 1pm. They have a table for us and Huevos rotos is a must try dish. It looks very basic but tasted so good. All the food are excellent and a bonus for us today. We met mr. Lucio yes the owner and he was very... More 

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Miami, Florida
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place still keeps its tradition. Do not expect modern gastronomy, the usual classic dishes that Lucio has maintained over the years. The huevos estrellados still exceptional. The fish and the meat also good. Lucio still going around the tables, checking that all clients have a good time. It is worth visiting while in madrid.

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Thank pcex
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153 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose Casa Lucio after reading the positive Trip Advisor reviews. We were glad that we went there early enough so that we did not have to wait too long for a table. The restaurant was full of local patrons. We had grilled mushroom, ham and melon, roast suckling pig (unfortunately Cocido Madrileno was not available), and French toast dessert.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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41 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

During many years I dreamed about having dinner in Casa Lucio. I lived in Madrid some years and I have visited it many times but never had the opportunity of stopping by this very well known and acclaimed restaurant. So, this last visit I promised myself that I would find some time to have dinner there. I am not disappointed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 53
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
Monday
13:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
Thursday
13:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
Friday
13:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
Saturday
20:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Cava Baja 35, 28005 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > La Latina
  • Neighbourhood: La Latina
  • Phone Number: +34 913 65 32 52

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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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