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La Cueva de Castilla

#245 of 2,815 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
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Place Colignon 14 | Place Colignon, Brussels 1030, Belgium
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must-visit! Very pure tastes and fine cuisine. A little more expensive, you have to keep in mind, you'll pay around 80 € to 100€ if you go all the way: starter-main dish - dessert and wine. But it's all worth it. Try the pulpo with black ink: it is delicious. Atmosphere is romantic but quite 'dark' if... More 

Thank Rafael J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Cosy, a bit dark but nice surroundings. Very friendly and helpful staff. It's not the cheapest but the experience is very good: both service as food. Tip: don't take the house wine (red). They have some excellent, and not too expensive wines which go very well with what they serve. But the house wine is not one of them.

Thank Ossie A
Brussels, Belgium
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Went there with friends, the place came highly recommended and we got a 50% discount because of a local food festival. Excellent food, the Pulpo a la Gallega was incredibly tender. Paella was very good. Service was ok but not special. One of the more expensive places. Very nice Paella afterwards. The place is located in a beautiful part of... More 

Thank Brusseleir007
Brussels, Belgium
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

I went there for the second time yesterday and as I remembered from the previous one the food is amazing, really good quality and cooked in a wonderful way. I also like the fact that at the end of the night the cook comes out to the kitchen and you can see his smiling face. Service ok, nothing special, no... More 

Thank Jessica H
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735 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

We went to this restaurant for dinner using a groupon. The menu was very good and evething was very tasty. And good service from the waiters.

Thank Rosario_it
Brussels, Belgium
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

As usual in Brussels the service is also not great here. Kitchen was very slow, but the quality of the food was extremely good! Also big portion, although it is expensive. Desserts unfortunately are not good. Very average and took so long.

Thank d0l0n
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This rather small Spanish restaurant is located in front of the townhall of Schaerbeek. The chef uses the best ingredients and there are nice daily suggestions. The service is very good and they are very helpful to explain you all the local Spanish dishes you'll discover on the menu. Because it is not always easy to park in that neighbourhood... More 

Thank Quentin v
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant brings Spain to life ! Fantastic tastes, great athmosphere, a real must in Brussels. Try the calamares.

Thank Chris W
Meise, Belgium
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Right beside the beautiful town hall of Schaarbeek it's an easy trip for us who live on the north west side of Brussels. This restaurant is certainly a match for the ones situated in Ixelles. There is valet parking though we didn't need it on a weekday evening, but surely useful on weekends. We took the mixed plate for starters... More 

Thank KingJohn1969
Brussels, Belgium
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111 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Located in Schaarbeek, about 10-15 minutes by metro/tram out of Brussels centre. Wonderfull Spanish first quality dishes. You always have a large choice but it's always super to try one of that day's proposal. I've always enjoyed it "La Cueva" !!!

Thank dannydetige

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$29 - $37
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Place Colignon 14 | Place Colignon, Brussels 1030, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: 3222418180

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?