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Spanish With friends


C/ Cava Alta, 17, 28005 MadridSee map

Average price €45

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price €45
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Slow cooked tripes and snout
Ox tail canneloni
Precio por persona
Grilled octopus, canary island style
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Alcachofas con salsa de carabineros

Ratings & Reviews

Very good

based on 604 reviews
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Quality of food :7.8/10
Service :7.8/10
Setting :8.5/10
  1. Lisa C.
    Lisa C.
    • 3 reviews

    We loved everything about this place! The food, wine, ambience and service. We would highly recommend!

  2. Michele M.
    Michele M.
    • 9 reviews

    Excellent and original food (I tasted a lovely tartare, but even the bread was very good), a bit expensive but it is worth of it! Very nice personnel! It is a lovely place to taste tapas!

  3. Jack G.
    Jack G.
    • one review

    Lovely and welcoming, even to a foreigner.

  4. Emiliano B.
    Emiliano B.
    • 12 reviews

    Nice and welcoming. Cozy atmosphere. Really good cooking. Valid wine counseling. Fair price.

  5. Thomas D.
    Thomas D.
    • one review

    What a great unassuming little restaurant this is This was an absolute joy for our friends who had spent 5 days in Paris unable to find a decent meal. As well for us this was the first visit to this well rated and deserved eatery. The staff were very helpful. The choice of wine was superb the food we ordered was excellent. We really couldn’t fault anything. The croquests, spicy meatballs, 4 cheeses potatoes charcuterie platter and the Spanish gyoza were sensational. Our friend who’s an avid Japanese food lover declared these were one of the best gyixa he has ever tasted Definitely worth a visit, highly recommended

  6. Jan G.
    Jan G.
    • 5 reviews

    Excellent restaurant. Delicious tapas and a big variety of matching wines to choose from.

  7. Pauline V.
    Pauline V.
    • one review

    Nice, cute, delicious restaurant in small beautiful street. Great hospitality. Cosy furnished. Great food. Good advice about the wine. Cook served the Monk fish.

  8. Slava M.
    Slava M.
    • 3 reviews

    Interesting choice o dishes, very good quality

  9. Preston A.
    Preston A.
    • one review

    The atmosphere was small and intimate. They have a great wine selection. They also had an English menu and spoke good English. Our food was very tasty! It’s a good find

  10. Ann V.
    Ann V.
    • one review

    Lovely food, perfect food and wine paring,

  11. Thomas H.
    Thomas H.
    • one review

    The patrona was alone and a bit stressed, but still was charming and did a good job. Food was great.

  12. Vasilis P.
    Vasilis P.
    • one review

    We came to this restaurant by suggestion, cosy place, very good food, nicely cooked, big list of wines. Highly reccomended.

  13. Eduardo E.
    Eduardo E.
    • 125 reviews

    Un excelente restaurante en el Madrid antiguo, con un ambiente encantador y una carta de vinos excelente.

  14. Helen F.
    Helen F.
    • one review

    Wine list superb and server was very knowledgeable and helpful in choosing from it. They also accommodated my food sensitivities. Delicious food. Extraordinary experience.

  15. Rosanna S.
    Rosanna S.
    • one review

    Cozy restaurant excellent food. We have been here twice already and have been very pleased with our meals. Must try it excellent wines

  16. Robert n.
    Robert n.
    • one review

    We have eaten here over many years. This was as good a meal as we can remember.

  17. Victoria B.
    Victoria B.
    • 2 reviews

    The meal we had was really disappointing. From reviews, we had greater expectations. Most restaurants in the area were closed for summer holiday, there was no crowd, only us and one more table. Even though the hostess/waitress tried really hard to please us, she could do nothing about the food. One of the main courses (fish) was not cooked and served almost raw. We had to send it back. They were nice not to include it in the bill. After showing our surprise at the food quality, the waitress told us that it is the chef substitute working in the kitchen, as the main chef if on vacation. Waste of time and money.

  18. Pablo P.
    Pablo P.
    • 36 reviews

    They were short on personnel the day we had dinner there

  19. Peter S.
    Peter S.
    • 2 reviews

    Had an excellent fish meal and a great wine I could taste before.

  20. Javier V.
    Javier V.
    • 4 reviews

    Expensive for what they offer. Service tends to give too much advice on everything, which is unwelcomed. They should focus on waitering tables attentively and only provide info when asked. I also found the menu a bit confusing with what look like Spanish recipes dressed up with some Asian additions. Not to my taste to modify authentic and successful traditional recipes by adding new flavours. Chef if you want to innovate create something completely different instead of adding wasaby sauce to traditional recipes and so on...all in all I would not recomment this place to people who cook themselves and appreciate good quality food.

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Opening time

Comidas de 13:00 a 16:00 (excepto lunes y martes)

Cenas: de domingo a jueves de 20:00 a 23:00 (excepto lunes) y viernes y sábado de 20:00 a 23:30.

How to get to the restaurant

C/ Cava Alta, 17, 28005, Madrid, Spain

Directions to get there

El restaurante no dispone de servicio de cafetería ni copas

Plaza Mayor y Mercado de la Cebada

Barrio de Los Austrias, Cathedral La Almudena, La Latina, Opera, Palacio Real, Plaza Mayor, Puerta de Toledo, Puerta del Sol, Teatro Real


European, Tapas, Bistro, Good for families, Romantic, Traditional, Wine bar, , Travelers' Choice 2020


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