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Viuda de Vacas

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Calle El Aguila 2, 28005 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 66 58 47
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Today
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
8:30 pm - 12:30 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon 8:30 pm - 12:30 am
Wed - Mon 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wed - Sat 8:30 pm - 12:30 am
Dining options: Late Night
Description: At Vuida de Vacas we define our cuisine as cocina tradicional de mercado...
At Vuida de Vacas we define our cuisine as cocina tradicional de mercado or market-fresh traditional cooking. We use only seasonal produce, and our dishes hail from popular tradition. From the 20th century early years till now we continue to serve dishes which have their origin in traditional Madrileno or Segovian fare: callos a la madrilena (Madrid-style tripe); gallina en pepitoria (chicken fricassee: chicken in an egg and almond sauce); garlic soup, cocido (the Madrid version is a consomme with chickpeas, cabbage, chorizo and meat added)
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Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wonderful food without unnecessary distractions

When the raw material is excellent, the recipe is tested and the cooking hand is seasoned, decorations are just annoying and distracting. Do not get fooled by the affordable prices and the simple, authentic athmosphere. This place deals with wonderful food, period.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2014
Mikel A
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Late Night
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51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

When the raw material is excellent, the recipe is tested and the cooking hand is seasoned, decorations are just annoying and distracting. Do not get fooled by the affordable prices and the simple, authentic athmosphere. This place deals with wonderful food, period.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Low key, home cooked meal. Pleasant helpful hosts. Salt cod with onions was wonderful (see picture). Fantastic mushroom appetizer. Companions had great meat and fish dishes too. Order some Rioja, waiter suggested a relatively low-priced, fantastic bottle!

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madrid
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I love this place. I also love it because it is open on sundays and is in my neighborhood. Low key , good earthy fare, authentic food, not expensive, local and unpretentious vibe...what else can you want ? I strongly recommend the croquetas, grilled wild asparagus, tomato salad , salmorejo soup, the chick pea and spinach stew and the plate... More 

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Caracas, Venezuela
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

If you want to taste a tradicional Spanish food, you should come to this restaurant, it has a family environment, and you can enoy delicious and not so expensive Spanish cuisine. So go and enjoy your meel.

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Tasty food ✅ Excellent attention ✅ Excellent quality/price ✅ Attended by the owner ✅ Nice and Spanish atmosphere ✅ Reasonable dish size ✅ Go and try!!! Good time

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Capital Region, Venezuela
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I was in Spain last month and I really was hopping to eat original Spanish food so my aunt took me to this place and it was absolutely perfect. The environment is quite relaxing and very traditional I mean you can feel the Spanish and positive atmosphere there. honestly the food was delicious. I recommend their eggplant tempura it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

What a difference in comparison to the offhand service given by some of the restaurants in the Playa Mayor. Fresh, tasty food is served with a smile at Viuda de Vacas.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

This family run restaurant in the heart of Madrid serves very traditional and especial dishes like the bacalao brass o callos a la madrileña. The place is simple and unpretentious but the service makes you feel divine! I will definitely go back as soon as I have a chance

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle El Aguila 2, 28005 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > La Latina
  • Neighborhood: La Latina
  • Phone Number: +34 913 66 58 47

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28 - 39
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

At Vuida de Vacas we define our cuisine as cocina tradicional de mercado or market-fresh traditional cooking. We use only seasonal produce, and our dishes hail from popular tradition. From the 20th century early years till now we continue to serve dishes which have their origin in traditional Madrileno or Segovian fare: callos a la madrilena (Madrid-style tripe); gallina en pepitoria (chicken fricassee: chicken in an egg and almond sauce); garlic soup, cocido (the Madrid version is a consomme with chickpeas, cabbage, chorizo and meat added)
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Monday
8:30 pm - 12:30 am
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
8:30 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
8:30 pm - 12:30 am
Friday
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
8:30 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
8:30 pm - 12:30 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
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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