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Cava Baja

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La Latina
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Address: Calle Cava Baja | Across Calle Segovia, Madrid, Spain
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Thu - Sat 21:00 - 02:30

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Have tapas like a true madrileño

Walk around beautiful Plaza Mayor and go down the steps through the Arco de Cuchilleros. Turn right at the bottom and you are on the street of "mesones", typical Spanish... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 September 2016
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Allendale, New Jersey
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Allendale, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Walk around beautiful Plaza Mayor and go down the steps through the Arco de Cuchilleros. Turn right at the bottom and you are on the street of "mesones", typical Spanish restaurants where the people of Madrid like to eat. Sit outdoors if weather permits and choose any mesón that looks crowded. Order jamón serrano, chorizo, tortilla de patata, morcilla, piquillo... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Best meal in a long time and super good service. Situated in the mid of Cava Baja. Try their tomato and avocado salad.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

This is a long narrow street which at one time was home to many old inns and taverns. Most of these have gone now as places have had to modernize to keep up with modern trends and life. Still, there are lots of places to eat and drink along this road my favourites being "Emma y Julia", "Julián de Tolosa"... More 

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Deventer, Overijssel, Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Restaurant street. All kinds of food, tapas, drinks. Just look at the menu, or look inside at the food, and choose where to eat. A lot of people know this street, so it is a little bit crowdy. But ask the doorman if he has a table. In the back of the restaurant there are most of the time free... More 

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Foster, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This vibrant bustling street filled with people at the weekend is taps heaven. WE went to Taberna Lucia which is over the road from its big and more sedate sister Casa Lucio. Try and get a table downstairs - cooler and moderately quieter - Mary the taps with the eggs as the basis and a sangria - what a great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

One of my favourite parts of Madrid. The most authentic area to go for tapas in Madrid. Can get overwhelming at times with the sheer number of people out and about especially at night. This is the real madrid far away from the tourist hordes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The street is full of small tapas joints all very inviting... just make your choice and try to reach the bar! Of course, in order to enjoy the place you should visit when the local people are other.. if you show up at noon it will be desert!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I was recommended to go to the Cava Baja for tapas by a colleague who had lived in Madrid for some years. I was not disappointed. In fact, I returned next next time I was in Madrid and was equally pleased. Well worth checking out!

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Go before Siesta to scope out the different shops and restaurants and then hop in for some tapas. This part of Madrid is less crowded and charming.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Great street with many bars & restaurants. A must do in the evenings. Tapas galore with lots of bars with top quality wines & cocktails.

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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 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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