La Botilleria de Maxi

Price guide: Budget

Calle Cava Alta 4, Madrid, 28005

Price guide: Budget

La Botilleria de Maxi interior

By Annie Bennett, your Madrid expert

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#34 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Madrid
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.2
4.2
Ambience:
4.4
4.4
Service:
4.4
4.4
Location:
4.7
4.7
Value for money:
4.7
4.7
Recommended for:
Singles, Relaxation

Expert review of La Botilleria de Maxi

So you want traditional meaty Madrilenian food, but your partner is vegetarian? No problem.

A stalwart on the Madrid restaurant scene, La Botilleria de Maxi is unpretentious and oozes character. It’s a good choice for a cheap sitdown meal when sightseeing or for a late lunch on Sunday after the Rastro flea market.

Food and drink: 

The signature dishes are callos a la madrilena (slow-cooked tripe with sausages and paprika) and rabo de toro (braised oxtail), but there’s also pisto (similar to ratatouille), warm goats’ cheese salad, spinach quiche and baby broad beans with ham and fried egg, as well as charcuterie and cheese platters to share. On Thursdays and Saturdays they do cocido madrileno (beef, pork, sausage and chickpea stew). 

Ambience: 

Relaxed. Even on a workday lunch no one seems to rush here.
 

Service: 

Friendly.

Location: 

Near the Plaza Mayor in the old town.

Price advice: 

The tripe is 10.50 euros and the oxtail is 13.90 euros. Pisto is 8.50 euros. Set lunch is 9 euros for three courses with wine.

More information on La Botilleria de Maxi:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Bar, Restaurant
Food:
Spanish, Traditional, Vegetarian
Address:
Calle Cava Alta 4, Madrid, 28005
Telephone:
91 365 1249
Website:
http:// www.labotilleriademaxi.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Tue-Sat 1pm-4pm,8.30pm-midnight, Sun 12.30pm-6pm. Closed Mondays.
Accepts Credit Cards:
No
Reservations:
Not necessary
Free tags / Keywords:
Cheap eats

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