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Posada de la Villa

#121 of 8,104 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
La Latina
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Calle Cava Baja 9, 28005 Madrid, Spain
+34 913661860
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide pointed out this restaurant during our tour and we went back for dinner. We are so glad we did! The carefully restored former Inn was beautiful and was a lovely backdrop for a great meal of local Madrid foods. It was interesting to see the Suckling Lamb cooked in the huge stone oven. And that lamb was... More 

Thank LuAnn W
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

We stumbled across this restaurant after not being able to get a seat at a popular restaurant down the road, and we were very glad we did as we had one of the best dining experiences of our lives! The service was friendly and attentive and the food was to die-for. We enjoyed black pudding and snails to start and... More 

Thank kjpoulter
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Do not stop, do not pass go. Simply do yourself a favor and make a reservation at Posada de la Villa. Our weeknight dinner was so fantastic, we went back for lunch on Sunday. Impeccable service, historical decor, and one of the best meals I have ever enjoyed.

Thank Sassy2egg
Avon, Connecticut
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

A short walk from the Plaza Major, this restaurant is located on Cava Baja which has loads of bars and tapas spots. This is an old time tavern that has been restored. We enjoyed the sangria (spicier and more tasty than any others we tried) and several tapas. The leg of lamb specialty is worth the cost and wait. The... More 

Thank jsfisch
Granada, Spain
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165 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Situated about five minutes walk from the plaza mayor, the restaurant is a sympathetically restored 17th Century tavern, the ground floor of which contains the restaurant's enormous wood fuelled oven. The meals cooked on it are superb. Service is attentive and professional. There is an extensive wine list to satisfy all tastes and budget. Considering the location of the hotel... More 

Thank Graham R
Herzlia, Israel
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Great restaurant with real old-Madrid atmosphere . The waiter raised the bar of professionalism suggesting that right choices assisting us in avoiding over ordering. From time to time he supplemented our dinner with on the house touches like Desert liqueur and additional starter he felt we should have ordered (and he was right !) Marked it for re-visiting.

Thank Eyaldo
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Very good atmosphere, ancient furniture, very traditional. Can say the food was really good, we had lamb for main course, some wine pairing, excellent service and on the house goods.

Thank liorp575
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Madrid. This time, we had lunch there with local friends. Three of us split a roasted suckling lamb (cordero lechal), with oven roasted potatoes. It melts in your mouth!!! And finished off with our favorite Posada dessert, leche frita. Put this one on your list of can't miss restaurants while visiting Madrid.... More 

Thank Edward W
Worthing, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Looked at this restaurant on the Internet as it was described as one of the oldest in Madrid, it was a lovely restaurant the food was nice and the staff were also very good, Service was excellent, the prices are a little bit expensive for the establishment, but the experience is what you want, if you look for a traditional... More 

Thank Ron_the_builder_58
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The signature dish of roast baby lamb is not to be missed. Served at the table with garlic potatoes on the side, absolutely delicious. Also recommend the rabbit and snails as an entree.

Thank Nana422

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$64 - $79
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Cava Baja 9, 28005 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > La Latina
  • Neighborhood: La Latina
  • Phone Number: +34 913661860
The Inn of the Villa is a restaurant located in the center of Madrid, in the first Old Inn of 1642. It has a traditional Madrilean style cuisine with some specialites: The Roasted Lamb in Wood Oven, The Madrilean Pot, Meats, Fishes and typical desserts of the city. It offers an extensive wine list and a valet parking service.

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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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