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Casa Lucio

#216 of 8,483 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
La Latina
As featured in Best Food in Madrid and 1 other guide
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Calle Cava Baja 35, 28005 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 65 32 52
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sun - Sat 8:30 pm - 12:00 am
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New York City, New York
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although they ask if you have a reservation, one isnt really needed unless you are not willing to eat at the bar or a unpopular table. Regardless, this is well worth the visit..great tapas menu, excellent meat selection, and delicious meats cheeses and desserts.

Thank MJA714
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wanted to find a restaurant that was well liked by the locals, this is it. We started with a salad with potatoes, tomato, onion and tuna - simple but awesome. My husband and I shared the sea bass, best I have ever had. Topped it off with a bread pudding made by the house. If I am in Madrid... More 

1 Thank josie111898
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108 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

MAKE A RESERVATION BEFORE COMING HERE! A friend and I tried coming and sitting down and someone at the door assured us that this wasn't that type of restaurant! Once we did get our reservation we enjoyed our dinner the food was spectacular!

1 Thank Shy P
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124 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Is is one of the best restaurants in Madrid...according to roumors you can see King dining there too...

1 Thank Özlem C
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101 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kind of tucked away we almost bypassed this wonderful restaurant. The service was impeccable and they were very helpful with our limited Spanish. Do not miss the scrambled egg special - a dish designed by Lucio himself, who will undoubtedly walk around and greet each table with a smile and an offer to show you the various meats in the... More 

2 Thank Joy S
new york, ny
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to have a traditional meal go here - it's frequented by Spaniards and while there are a few tables of tourists it's the real deal! I would not waste time with Botín when you have something this amazing and authentic. Everything was fantastic. Don't miss this place!

1 Thank travelguru240
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

And today we had the best food in Madrid at casa lucio. It was founded in 1972. Senhor lucio, worked at this place since age 12 and became the restaurant owner and opened Casa Lucio in 1972. He is 83 now and stops by each table to greet the customers and if you are lucky he also tells a joke.... More 

2 Thank Renata D
Zagreb, Croatia
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great local home made food, fantastic ambient, professional staff - must try when in Madrid but be shore to book on time as it is very, very crowded! Try their specialty - bull's tail!

Thank Blondy2014
Pune, India
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I liked this place so much that I went there twice during my week long trip to Madrid. The secind time I took all my work friends there and they too loved it. Its always crowded but its worth the wait! The restairant has a very authentic and local vibe. The jamon and cheese plate as well as the chorizo... More 

Thank Thakkarmeister
Stockholm, Sweden
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant was full and the staff did not manage to serve so many. It was problem with the water(wrong kind was served first) qustion about the wine was very difficult to get an answer. The food was more like fabricated, not nice on on the plate.

Thank Johan E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $53
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Cava Baja 35, 28005 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > La Latina
  • Neighborhood: La Latina
  • Phone Number: +34 913 65 32 52

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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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