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La Vega del Arte

#762 of 8,143 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
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Calle Lope de Vega 20, 28014 Madrid, Spain
91 156 86 25
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tue - Sat 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Santa Barbara, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely excellent. Just let the owner decide for you, he is a great guy and super nice. Excellent fresh food, can't go wrong. Also, he know then special, awesome wines, so don't got caught going for a touristy Rioja when a better local wine is available. Can't say enough. Enjoy.

Thank SSozzle
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

We had diner here and did not regret it. The owner of the restaurant is very friendly. He is also the cook and he knows how to turn traditional tapas into refined food that still has the tapas soul. They have a menu and in the weekends they also have some specials that differ each week. The dishes are very... More 

Thank DeMies
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

We arrived at 20:30. A bit early for the locals so we got the whole staff for our self, as the waiter said. The service was extraordinarily friendly, the recommendations helpful, and the food quality excellent. Good choice of wines. Worth a visit, also for price

Thank Harald B
Seattle, WA
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

The service is extraordinarily friendly, the recommendations helpful, and the food was both interesting and delicious. The eggplant was sliced french-fry style, dipped in honey and lightly fried. The salmon salad was fresh and tasty. And the Tempranillo wine that the waiter recommended was wonderful. The dining room allowed for quiet conversation, and there were beautiful paintings on the walls.... More 

1 Thank bborrus
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Nice and cosy place. Actually many locals. Service vrty friendly, food quality excellent. Good choice of wines, nice recommendations. Worth a visit, also for price.

Thank Anda M
Turin, Italy
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104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

It's a simple place, no frills, and a little too noisy, but the staff is nice, the service quick and the food is good. We shared several typical plates, home-made style, a little greasy maybe, but that's Spain. The aubergines in particular are really worth trying and a quite unusual taste. The price is average.

Thank lauramtorino
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

La Vega del Arte is tucked away in the old town of Madrid and from the outside it looks fairly ordinary but inside it is very authentic and the food was superb. It it always a good testament to the quality of the food when you see so many locals stopping by for lunch and it didn't disappoint. The staff... More 

Thank Adrian C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We ate here in April of 2015. The meal was simply incredible. Every dish our party of 4 had was perfection. The eggplant with honey is as good as everyone says. We also got a special steak dish for 2 that I talked about incessantly for the rest of our trip. The chef is truly passionate about food and a... More 

Thank Justin M
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We were recommended this restaurant, and it exceeded our expectations. The food was described as modern mediterranean and was delicious, and interesting. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. His passion for his food really shone through and he was confident in his recommendations and knew exactly where the food was sourced. The highlight for me, was the mascarpone ice-cream with... More 

Thank andrea_barnes3
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Have the eggplant with honey! We devoured this shared dish. The thin cut fries had a slightly smoky flavor that was perfectly complimented by the drizzle of honey and sprinkle of salt. The burger was also delicioso.

Thank karizzel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$22 - $34
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Lope de Vega 20, 28014 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Huertas
  • Neighborhood: Huertas
  • Phone Number: 91 156 86 25
La Vega del Arte. Bar Restaurante Madrid. Spanish cuisine. Tapas Bar. Homemade food. Creative cuisine. Mediterranean food. Barrio de Las Letras, Madrid. Alongside Prado, Thyssen and Reina Sofia museums.La Vega del Arte was born in 2010 in El Barrio de Las Letras in Madrid, to offer a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, enjoying theart of drinking and eating. In our bar enjoy a large selection of wines, widerange of tapas, rations varied and delicious pintxos.Enjoy our Manu in our salon, and discover the various suggestions about food and wine that we´ll indicate to you.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Huertas

Neighborhood Profile
Also known as Barrio de las Letras, Huertas was once home to prominent literary figures, Miguel de Cervantes and Lope de Vega among them. The neighborhood is committed to celebrating its rich heritage: Calle Huertas itself is inlaid with quotes from celebrated authors, street names pay homage to them, and second-hand bookshops pervade. Huertas receives a fair amount of spillover from the center — side streets around Plaza Santa Ana take on a foreign party atmosphere at night, and you always see young backpackers navigating the streets — but as you descend into the neighborhood, everything becomes a little more cramped and slightly less refined, and takes on more of an underground feel. Live music is at the heart of Huertas: by night, its subdued bars are ideal for meeting friends, sipping cocktails, and chatting quietly while enjoying jazz or singer-songwriter performances.
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