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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
9:00 pm - 2:30 am
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Thu - Sat 9:00 pm - 2:30 am

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Olde world charm.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank skankis
Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

Thank JMGeneva
Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank srqchick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Peak A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Here all the way through the entire street you can find any number of bars and restaurants to enjoy a good tapa and drinks at any time of the day. From the Plaza Mayor up to La Latina this street will share its cheerful places and once you get to La Latina you will find even more places to discover.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good place to find some tapas bars and good restaurants at night. It is easily accessible in the centre of the city.

Thank Rianedi

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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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