Las Bravas

Price guide: Budget

Callejon de Alvarez Gato 3, Madrid, 28012

Price guide: Budget

Patatas bravas at Las Bravas

By Annie Bennett, your Madrid expert

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#36 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Madrid
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Food and drink:
4
4.0
Ambience:
4
4.0
Service:
4.2
4.2
Location:
4.7
4.7
Value for money:
4.9
4.9
Recommended for:
Families with teenagers, Relaxation

Best for Cheap eats - Expert review of Las Bravas

The place where patatas bravas were invented.

Those fried potato chunks slathered in a spicy sauce that are now ubiquitous in tapas bars throughout Spain, not to mention the rest of the world, were invented right here, and patented back in 1960. They claim the bravas sauce is made only with natural ingredients. The recipe is of course a well-guarded secret, but paprika is the dominant flavour. You can't really say you've been to Madrid unless you've been here.

Food and drink: 

As well as the patatas bravas, the tortilla is very popular, as are the fried pigs' ears (really), octopus and croquettes. And of course, it's salsa with everything.

Ambience: 

Usually pretty frantic and raucous, in a works' canteen sort of way.

Service: 

Shiny-faced staff in orange shirts perfectly personify their signature dish as they dash about laden with plates and beers.

Location: 

Between Puerta del Sol and Plaza de Sana Ana.

Price advice: 

You'll have difficulty spending 10 euros.

Other useful branches: 

Calle Espoz y Mina 13 and Pasaje de Matheu 5, both of which are very close by.

More information on Las Bravas:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Bar, Restaurant, Tapas bar
Food:
Snacks, Spanish, Tapas, Traditional
Address:
Callejon de Alvarez Gato 3, Madrid, 28012
Telephone:
91 522 8581
Website:
http://www.lasbravas.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sun 12.30pm-12.30am.
Accepts Credit Cards:
No
Reservations:
Not possible
Free tags / Keywords:
Cheap eats

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