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Casa Lucio

35 Calle Cava Baja
Madrid, 28005, Spain
TEL: 34-91-365-3252

In 1974, restaurateur Lucio Blásquez opened this eponymous two-story restaurant specializing in Castilian cuisine prepared in a coal-fired oven, and it’s been a Madrid mainstay ever since. The dining room's terracotta tiles, exposed beams, and cured hams strung from the ceiling give the sense of an authentic Spanish tavern, or tasca. Waiters in white jackets attend to smartly dressed diners, which have included Spanish royalty, heads of state, and international celebrities. While the menu includes traditional Spanish favorites such as suckling pig, Casa Lucio's signature dish is the simple huevos estrellados—eggs whites, runny yolks, and fried potatoes. There are two other Lucio businesses on Calle Cava Brava: Viejo Madrid and Taberna los Huevos de Lucio.

Insider Tip:

It’s a three-minute walk to Teatro La Latina—a venue for comedy performances, children’s theater, and contemporary plays.

Amenities

Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Chef's Table
  • Celeb-Spotting
  • Dinner
  • Good for Groups
  • Kitchen Open Late
  • Lunch
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Notable Wine List
  • Noisy
  • Parking Available
  • Reservations Required

Cuisine Type:: Spanish/Tapas

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