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Casa Julián de Tolosa Cava Baja

8.9/10
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Calle Cava Baja, 18, 28005 MadridSee map

Average price €45

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En la Cava Baja, una de las arterias que desembocan en La Latina, quedan templos de la cocina como éste, el mejor junto a Lucio. El local conjuga la elegancia de un comedor clásico con el descubrimiento de paredes de ladrillo visto, que le dan un toque contemporáneo. A los mandos de la cocina, Mikel Gorrotxategi, que oficia como encargado de la parrilla, auténtica razón de ser del local. De ella salen, cómo no, uno de los mejores chuletones del mundo, según la revista Forbes. Se acompaña de pimientos del Piquillo y llega en su punto idóneo para disfrutar de la calidad de la carne. Pero la labor de la parrilla no se queda ahí, sino que también trabaja para lograr un espectacular rape. Otros platos esenciales son las alubias rojas, sabrosísimas, o los espárragos especiales de la casa, que llegan a la mesa muy tiernos. La carta, corta, se completa con una casi igual de extensa de postres. Pedir tejas y cigarrillos para acompañar el café es lo suyo, aunque la tarta de crema pastelera es para perder el sentido.

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Los platos con hongos, en temporada, están entre lo que hay que probar sí o sí (además del chuletón).

Restaurant menu

Chef Mikel Gorrotxategi
  • Average price €45
Entrecot de vacuno mayor a la parrilla
€55
(55€ / kilo)
Entrecot de vacuno mayor a la parrilla
€26.5
Rape a la parrilla estilo Orio
€28
(con aceite, ajo, perejil y vinagre de cava)

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Alubias
Carne
Chuleta y pimientos
Chuletón
Postre vasco
Setas con yema

Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous

8.9/10
based on 320 reviews
Only users who have booked on the platforms or a booking module of TheFork group and who have dined in this restaurant can leave a rating, with or without a review. The global rating is based on all ratings and reviews but only those written in English are displayed.
Quality of food :9/10
Service :8.9/10
Setting :8.7/10
  1. Jose Ramon N.
    Jose Ramon N.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing food, amazing service, Mar the waitress made an amazing job, we really recommend the experience and for sure we will be back, and bring family and friends there.

  2. Javier R.
    Javier R.
    • 12 reviews
    9.5/10

    Escepcional!

  3. Margit H.
    Margit H.
    • one review
    4/10

    We were looking forward to dining in this restaurant because it has so many good remarks., but we were very disappointed. There were not many dishes to choose among. All the meat was with fat and bone, no just meat, like "filet mignon", so we chose to have fish. Chose "Hake". What we got was only the fish Hake, with bones and with skin, and lying in garlic butter, nothing else, no vegetables, no potatoes, rice or other garnish. The fish in itself was good. It was poor value for money. And it was busy there, we had to wait long for the bill, and they were not interested in how we liked the meal.

  4. Richard O.
    Richard O.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    The food, service, and decor are perfect. I am always happy to go there.

  5. Street T.
    Street T.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing steak and great hospitality. Fantastic meal all in all.

  6. Michael C.
    Michael C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent food. Service just right. Very nice atmosphere. Highly, highly recommended!

  7. Mariano d.
    Mariano d.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    La carne espectacular

  8. Colin M.
    Colin M.
    • one review
    10/10

    literally travelled here 2hr flight to try the steaks and it did not disappoint. the original restaurant in san sebastian which i haven't tried is classed by some of the world's top food critics and chefs as the best steaks in the world, and this for me was pretty much the same. one of if not the best steak i've eaten. next stop san sebastian...

  9. Jorge H.
    Jorge H.
    • 24 reviews
    10/10

    Muy bien.....................................................................................................:............

  10. Eduardo V.
    Eduardo V.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Excelente lugar

  11. Rebeca M.
    Rebeca M.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    They've been making the same dishes for over 30 years, so they really know what they're doing. The atmosphere was perfect, and the food delicious. Highly recommended.

  12. Nihar P.
    Nihar P.
    • one review
    4/10

    It must be a European thing, but the steak is priced per kg and no other details are provided (cut, amount, cook, etc.) It cannot be stressed enough, but this is not a steakhouse for American steak eaters. The steak is about 2 inches thick, though cooked decently. The seasoning was non existent. In addition, 40-50% of the steak was full of sinew and inedible. Finally, one order is enough for two though it is brought to the table it batches. In regards to the restaurant itself, they bring bread and oil and small chorizos, at no request, and then subequently charge you for it at the end. I don't mind the bill, but the ambiguity of the entire experience is enough not to recommend this place to anyone.

  13. Carmen T.
    Carmen T.
    • one review
    9/10

    Amazing steak

  14. Julián R.
    Julián R.
    • 14 reviews
    9.5/10

    Excelente quality, it's always a safe bet.

  15. Benjamin b.
    Benjamin b.
    • one review
    8/10

    Bueno

  16. Magnus S.
    Magnus S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Chose the entrecote and red peppers. Fantastic steak. Great service and would love to go again. Ps: It could be useful to know some spanish, but no problem ordering in english.

  17. Christian O.
    Christian O.
    • one review
    6.5/10

    Steak did not meet the hype. Restaurant ambiance was quite good and service was ok. The hostess was attentive.

  18. Daniel A.
    Daniel A.
    • one review
    9/10

    Muy buena comida

  19. Freddy h.
    Freddy h.
    • one review
    10/10

    perfect , komen hier al 20 jaar !

  20. Jorge F.
    Jorge F.
    • 10 reviews
    9.5/10

    Great steak

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More information

Opening time

Comida: de 13:30 a 16:00 (todos los días)

Cena: de 21:00 a 23:30 (excepto domingo)

How to get to the restaurant

Calle Cava Baja, 18, 28005, Madrid, Spain

Public transport

Metro La Latina (L5) y Tirso de Molina (L1)

Directions to get there

Barrio de Los Austrias, La Latina

Features

, Barbecue, Good for a business lunch, , Father's Day

Services

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, , , Wheelchair Accessible

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