Madrid Restaurants

Spring 2016

For this short visit to Madrid, it was all about snacking at the market (Mercado de San Miguel) and quick bites at any tapas restaurant we passed along our way from one plaza to another.

I only reviewed Casa Lucio below since we had a dinner reservation. The other restaurant, La Bola Taverna, lost our reservation for the other night...and although they tried to fit us in, it seemed like it was going to be too much of a bother, so we left and grabbed a bite at the hotel.

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Casa Lucio

Calle Cava Baja, 35,
28005 Madrid, Spain


Pig and all the fixings at Casa Lucio!


  • location is good for those who want to continue the night. Maybe local bars around
  • owner walks around to greet guests and take photos
  • menu was extensive - so much to choose from
  • waiter was helpful to narrow down choices and keep us from ordering too much or something that wasn't popular or their best
  • wine selection was decent and reasonably priced
  • tables were too close together. Ok for staff who are used to squeezing through but guests knocked chairs and corners constantly
  • bright lights felt more like a cafeteria than a fine dining destination.
  • food was simple and delicious but a bit underseasoned for my tastes. My suckling pig skin was crisp but the meat was a little dry and a pinch of salt and pan juice would have made it superb

FAV item?  Garlic prawns - divine!

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