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Cantina La Traviesa

#84 of 7,282 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Centro
Mexican, Spanish
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10 Cuchilleros St, 28005 Madrid, Spain
913669337
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11:30 am - 4:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 121
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  • 36
    Very good
  • 9
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  • 8
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Favorite Restaurant in Madrid

Located just across from fabled Sobrino Botin restaurant, which we also liked very much, we ate twice at, and really liked, Cantina La Traviesa. First, the waiters here are true professionals ... most friendly and knowledgeable. Coming and going, they were extremely and genuinely welcoming. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
CarolinaTrekkers
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Greensboro NC
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Greensboro NC
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231 reviews 231 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Located just across from fabled Sobrino Botin restaurant, which we also liked very much, we ate twice at, and really liked, Cantina La Traviesa. First, the waiters here are true professionals ... most friendly and knowledgeable. Coming and going, they were extremely and genuinely welcoming. The food here is very reasonably priced, and the sangria tasty and honest. The paella... More 

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Arizona
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This was an accidental find while walking around central Madrid. Our seasoned waiter offered great suggestions without being pushy, and we're glad he did. The atmosphere was very lively, especially around the small bar where a ham was constantly carved by a server who seemed to know every local who came through the door. It was busy, loud and delicious,... More 

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

First impressions were good, plenty of locals eating there who were clearly regulars. Very traditional menu. Large portions at a good price - we ended up taking away our platter of local sausage and grilled vegetables as there was far too much for us to eat. They boxed it up beautifully and it made a great lunch to eat in... More 

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Ballston
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This is not far from the touristy Mercado de San Miguel and the Plaza Mayor, but seems to be patronized mainly by locals. We tourists were given a warm welcome, assigned their only English speaking waiter, and very nicely served. The house wine was excellent. We were served an

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Mijas
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Chosen at random on our first night and could not have been a better one. Attentive staff, good food and wine, and by the time we left it was full of fun-loving Spanish people enjoying themselves as we had done. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Tried going to Botin with no reservation. All booked. So this place is across the street and they had decent reviews here so we went in. Very attentive staff. Good sangria and they have a very tasty Jamon starter. We went with Avial Tbone and it was very good albeit a bit fatty. They kindly gave us a free appertif... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

This is a small and cozy restaurant. A welcome and friendly staff, with excellent service no mather how full the restaurant is. It's perfect for a family with children as well for couples, and dinner for friends. The food is wery good and not so expencive. Try the Bacalao!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Excellent food, not to expensive and good and fast service. Friendly and welcoming staff. It's a small restaurant, so an reservation is a vice thing to do. Recommended for any typing travelers who are seeking an authentic spanish place to eat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Me and my husband ate very tasty and fresh seafood paella in this family owened restaurant. Personal was healthy and friendly, though good not speak very much english. It was not anyway a problem! Restaurant was cosy and clean and not too big.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Our first night in Madrid and we found this great little place with tapas and wine. Exclusive and cute, the waiters are very helpful. Dont miss this in the SOL area, very close the Tapas St.Miguel.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Cuchilleros St, 28005 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: 913669337

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centro

Neighborhood Profile
Centro
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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