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Cava Baja

La Latina
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Address: Calle Cava Baja | Across Calle Segovia, Madrid, Spain
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Thu - Sat 9:00 pm - 2:30 am

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Having lived in Madrid in the 70's and 80's I was a regular in this street over the years. Lots of tapas bars you have to eat in each one. In days past it was the custom to eat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Having lived in Madrid in the 70's and 80's I was a regular in this street over the years. Lots of tapas bars you have to eat in each one. In days past it was the custom to eat the name of the tasca that is, meson de tortilla eat tortilla meson de boquerones - eat sardines, you can't eat... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Not the quietest place in the world, but a lot of fun to stay. Cava Baja, the actual street, and the are around it, are full of restaurants, clubs, shops, tapas bars, and attractions. It is very close to Plaza Mayor, which is a must-see.

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Las Rozas, Spain
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

It's the one and only "Tapas" street in Madrid .. just because despite of all, Madrid is NOT the "Tapas" centre in the country. In that context, it is fun and joy for all, specially for the mid-30s (young enough to drink and laugh, economically independent to afford it). With Latina on the side, evening "Tapas" go towards nice Night... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A place to be, just besided Calle de Cava Alta. It can get confused as both streets are so interconnected. Choose a resto before going.

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Millersville, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

So, some of you go early and some go late. Not a tourist trap at all. Real food, real vendors and an unbelievable atmosphere. I went in the middle of the day - it was crowded, but what fun! The tapas was amazing and the Sangria flowed. We were visiting my daughter during her study abroad. Madrid was a huge... More 

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Talloires, France
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We had to fight our way along the street on a Sunday evening (perhaps another evening would have been a better choice), fight to get near a bar in a tapas bar to find out what there was to eat and to order and felt we were encouraged to order too much food for too much money. Oh yes, we... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

If you want to wander in the evening-after 8 certainly, this might be the place. Lined with tapas bars and some very good restaurants it is lively and varied.

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Community of Madrid, Spain
16 reviews 16 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is a great street to walk down from around 8pm-11pm at night! There are always tons of people and even more great restaurants to choose from! I love the atmosphere of this street.

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We stayed on Cava Baja (Posada del Dragon), so we strolled Cava Baja every night. We used the "population count" method to decide where to go and were never disappointed. If you walk AWAY from Calle de Segovia to the end of Cava Baja and take a left onto Cuesta San Pedro and an immediate left onto Plaza de la... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Given that my BF and I love to eat, this place was a real highlight of our trip to Madrid - we went here two nights in a row. Earlier in the evening (8-10pm) is mostly tourists, and then from 10pm on it gets packed with locals. We'd usually go on the earlier side so we didn't have to fight... More 

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La Latina
La Latina is a charming neighborhood 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 neighborhood, 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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