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Cava Baja

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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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Restaurants, tapas bars - many so popular that it's hard to make your way through the crowd inside. Predominantly Spanish, authentic. My advice: simply go and check personally... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Restaurants, tapas bars - many so popular that it's hard to make your way through the crowd inside. Predominantly Spanish, authentic. My advice: simply go and check personally. You should not be dissapointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I have spent several weeks on two separate visits to Madrid in the past year. I am almost embarrassed that I rarely venture off this street. I don't hear non-Spanish speakers too often though I kind of assumed this would be (should be?) the epitome of what tourists would love. One wonderful, friendly, welcoming tapas place after another. If you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Lovely area for tapas many bars all good many have benn here for centuries and near to lalatinasmetro also sol metro

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

One of my favourite areas of Madrid. An astonishing number of bas and restaurants in and all around this street. Incredibly lively at night but my favourite time to visit this area is right after the rastro flea market on a su day for a 3 pm lunch . Its when you will see this area with an astonishing number... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We walked around here our first night in Madrid to check out the local tapas hot spot. We ended up getting a full meal at an outdoor cafe because we were exhausted and couldn't decide among tapas options. A huge selection of offerings!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Small atmospheric street. Some shops, some bars. Bars are small and can be very crowded. Not good to eat, but perfect to dip into atmosphere and drink some vermouth.

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Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Cava baja is a wonderful street to take a leisurely stroll, no necessarily to smell the rose burt to have several 'tapas' and wines instead of a full dinner. It is a good idea to end up at the 'Plaza Mayor' to close the evening with a night cap...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Cava Baja is a short walk from the Plaza Mayor and is a great place to sample wonderful tapas. The street is lined with restaurants most of which serve tapas. The area is lively and upbeat. On our last night in Madrid we went to a great restaurant on the Cava Baja named Julian dos Tolodos which Forbes Magazine claims... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

It's nice to have a stroll there and watch the people, have a few tapas in the bars and finally a dinner in one of the restaurants. Personally I can recommend La Camarilla and Leon de Oro for the dinner.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The best place to taste a wide variety of tapas is Cava Baja because there are many restaurants with historic backgrounds and with traditional Spanish architecture, which gives it a unique air.

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Address: Calle Cava Baja | Across Calle Segovia, Madrid, Spain
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > La Latina
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Thursday 9:00 pm - 2:30 am
Friday 9:00 pm - 2:30 am
Saturday 9:00 pm - 2:30 am

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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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