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Casa Lucas

#75 of 9,084 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
La Latina
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Calle Cava Baja 30, 28005 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 65 08 04
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1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thu - Fri 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat - Wed 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Helsinki, Finland
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Casa Lucas was recommended to us. We have been starving and went there to have a dinner. We ordered octopus carpaccio and risotto. Both dishes had too much salt. I felt like the dishes were overpriced. Risotto was even worse than carpaccio, mushroom flavor felt artificial. So, we ate the food as we were hungry but I cannot call it... More 

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Thank Milla52819
Level Contributor
83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We sought out this little restaurant after seeing reviews on TripAdvisor We were not disappointed. The aperitifs were lovely and so was the oxtail which was highly recommended Wine and service was great too

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Thank Peter and La K
San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Casa Lucas is on the usual "tapas craw" circuit, on Calle Cava Baja in Madrid. However, the food is spectacular. It is a step above usual tapas, with a creative flair. Strongly recommend making reservations so you can have a sit down meal. While the tapas are great ,don't overlook the "raciones" - the entrees. We had an oxtail (rabo... More 

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Thank Jay S
Worcester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good wines and delicious food in a friendly and vibrant dining room / bar. The waiters were welcoming and helpful

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Thank SketchesofMalvern
Bedford
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended to us and we were not let down! Service was brilliant. Lots of locals eating here which is always a good sign. Food was very traditional and tasted superb. Good wine too. Will tell all about Casa Lucas!

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Thank Batfink123
Leuven, Belgium
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting Madrid in the 'semana Santa' is quite interesting. A lot of people, many bars, restaurants and in the middle of it .. Casa Lucas.. Very interesting wine selection, excellent tapas. We were 4 and paid 120 € for a bottle of cava, wine and many tapas with an excellent service, very friendly

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Thank marc_deleeuw
Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth it's high rating. The dishes are a different to normal. Probably won't suit fussy or unadventurous eaters. The menu is limited and is focused around a handful of main dishes. Very tasty. Good service. Compact and cosy. Fast service and a quick turnover so you probably won't wait long for a table.

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Thank WilliamM888888
Sacramento, California
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Food is amazing, service is great! Staff was very welcoming, everything we ordered was very flavorful and tasty. Wanted to return everyday we were in Madrid!

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Thank Olivia C
Madrid, Spain
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 6, 2017

The tataki and zucchini roll filled with fish are lovely. And "croquetas" are simply amazing! The wine is pretty cheap. Casa Lucas is a tiny place and gets crowded very quickly.

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Thank The_Tripventurist
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I decided to have our last dinner in Madrid at the Casa Lucas restaurant. We hadn't booked so arrived early (20:20) to find the restaurant already pretty busy. We were lucky and got the last table. We had the goats cheese and tomato salad, the mushroom risotto and the ham croquettes and they were all fantastic, particularly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Spanish, Wine Bar, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Cava Baja 30, 28005 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > La Latina
  • Neighborhood: La Latina
  • Phone Number: +34 913 65 08 04

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in La Latina

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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