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Cava Bodega

Middle Street Mews 1 Middle Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 539 884
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (269 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (44 reviews)
“churros” (32 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Middle Street Mews 1 Middle Street, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed today via mobile

Had a meal here on a Thursday evening at about 6.30. Busy restaurant with really good food, mainly tapas dishes. Nice atmosphere. Good winelist also. The chorizo and potato dish in particular is superb. Definetely worth a visit!

Thank j1_2013
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have to say the food was amazing. There was a really nice atmosphere and it was supported with great service. A great place to eat. We will be back the next time we are in Galway.

Thank dunnejames158
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service was both fantastic. Great selection of tapas and wine. Very enjoyable experience. Will definitely be back.

Thank SimonK2209
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time eating here, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The service was excellent, and the choice was vast. We especially enjoyed the black pudding canapé, the chicken breast with peas, and the crema Catalana. There is a large amount of dishes on...More

Thank MissGGalway_Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the busiest places in Galway city for a reason - food is delicious, atmosphere perfect and service fantastic! It's great for all occasions, you can't go wrong with this one! Definitely my favourite 🖤

Thank Katarina P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic tapas....huge menu and lovely specials on as full meals rather than tapas. There were 5 of us and we all ordered 2/3 tapas each. Every dish was amazing and so tasty. Would reccomend to anyone in Galway Cuty for the night.

Thank Squig009
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love everything about Cava. It has it all..atmosphere, food, wine & service.. 4 of us had 17 different dishes & each one was absolutely amazing! Big praise for the lamb rack & pork belly was wow.. the spinach & pine nuts, jamon croquettes, goats...More

Thank Brikeo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was really good but it was the staff that made it, I wish I got the waiters name as he was a credit to restaurant. Even though it was busy he took the time to engage with all the customers. We would definitely...More

Thank William L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was recommended this place by a work colleague and it did not disappoint. The food and wine was top class. Lovely cosy and relaxed feel to the restaurant too and the staff are very welcoming and friendly. I will definitely return on my next...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went after hearing great reviews of this place, and I think it's because people in Ireland just don't realise what good tapas are. Extremely average food, very heavy and just far too many options. However the fennel and hazelnut dish was incredible, the mussels were...More

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Jim K
August 21, 2018|
Response from NorthStar739110 | Reviewed this property |
We were disappointed with the attitude of our waiter, however, everyone else was perfectly pleasant. We were just unlucky. The food was excellent. I would definitely recommend it.
annmarie c
October 1, 2017|
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Response from CCSVA | Reviewed this property |
We preferred downstairs
April 21, 2017|
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Response from Marygal5 | Reviewed this property |
hi, cava is located on one way narrow street. There are VERY few spaces avail on street. You have to pay and display. Easiest is to park in parking garage, either Eyre Square or Hynes. Hope this helps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Middle Street Mews 1 Middle Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 539 884
Serving the best tapas in Ireland. Experience the colours and flavours of Spain using the freshest local ingredients. We pride ourselves on creating a warm and happy atmosphere so no matter the weather outside, you will have a taste of Spain in Ireland in our restaurant. Our wine menu is also a showcase of Spain with an entirely Spanish wine list from various regions around Spain.
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