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Las Bravas

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Pasaje de Matheu, 5, 28012 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 21 51 41
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took a large group here for dinner in Madrid and thought that they served excellent Tapas! Las Bravas and La Tortilla Vegetariana were fantastic. Also, the Pulpo! They accommodated a large group very well and the waiting staff were very friendly. I also thought that the portion sizes were big and it was very good value for money. I... More 

Thank Sophie-Louise P
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must visit to experience Madrid via your taste buds. Try popular Spanish tapas. Tops for me was Oreja con Salsa Las Bravas,Patatas con salsa Las Bravas, Tortilla Con SalsaCroquetas, Pulpo alla Gallega (octopus) and some San Miguel beer! Grrreeaaatt Night!

Thank KeoniSarino
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2017

Very good service. Waiters were polite and fun. Food was good and very reasonable. Very centric too. Next to so many bars and discos.

1 Thank Mila M
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

I've been coming here for the last 8 years ! The brava sauce that you can find here is the best one ! The patatas is amazing and the tortilla even better ! Highly recommend !

Thank Franciscoali7
Helsinki, Finland
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487 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2016

Patatas bravas are served almost everywhere in Madrid. Some travel guide books list this as the best patatas bravas bar in Madrid. Is it so that this place and its "famous" sauce is the original? I desagree. I have found better patatas bravas in Madrid during over 10 years visits.

Thank AriHelsinki
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261 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2016

So we tried braves at other restaurants and you can tell the sauce is caned. Here the paprika is perfect and doesn't taste "industrial" or canned/bottled. Bummer that they tried to modernize the decor-as all of Spain is doing. I liked it old school.

1 Thank kpocampo
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Great tapas bar just off the puerta del sol. The patatas bravas are a must - fabulous spicy sauce - and we also had the squid which was delicious. We sat outside. The food and beer was reasonably priced for an authentic taste of Madrid.

Thank DK1967
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Living in Madrid, I always wanted to go to Las Bravas, since it's the origin of the famous salsa brava. The interior is nothing special, not cosy, so try to sit at the terrace. The tapas are definitely not the best in town, quiet greasy and nothing original. Take the patatas bravas, meat, gambas and the gambas, but don't expect... More 

Thank 484fleurm
Fairport, New York
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178 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2016

Stopped here for dinner on our trip to Madrid. We had a group of 7 and they found us a table - the place was packed. The seating was tight but it was a fun atmosphere. Prices were very reasonable and we got many tapas to share. The Patatas Bravas and Spanish omelet were very good. We liked the hot... More 

Thank Archited2013
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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220 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

This place claims to be the birthplace of patatas bravas (fried potatoes slathered with a paprika flavoured orange coloured sauce). Well, either here or its smaller place further up the street. Ok, food first: the potato bravas are pleasant enough especially if they have been freshly cooked and come to your table piping hot. Less pleasant if they've been sitting... More 

1 Thank IanJuan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pasaje de Matheu, 5, 28012 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 915 21 51 41

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centro

Neighborhood Profile
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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