Taberna Los Huevos de Lucio

Price guide: Mid-range

Calle Cava Baja 30, Madrid, 28005

Price guide: Mid-range

Los Huevos de Lucio

By Annie Bennett, your Madrid expert

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#8 of 40
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Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Food and drink:
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Ambience:
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Service:
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Location:
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Value for money:
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Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Foodies, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Celebrity spotting, Relaxation

Expert review of Taberna Los Huevos de Lucio

Delicious freshly-prepared tapas make this a very popular place.

Whether you just want a quick bite at the bar or a sitdown meal, Los Huevos de Lucio is a great choice for either lunch or dinner. Run by the younger generation of the family behind revered restaurant Casa Lucio across the street, the food here is seriously tasty. I always call ahead to book a table if planning to make an evening of it, but of course there's no need just to stand at the bar.

Food and drink: 

Huevos rotos – egg and chips – is the signature dish here, as it is in Casa Lucio. I don’t know why it’s somehow more than the sum of its limited parts, it just is. You can order it with ham or pisto (similar to ratatouille) too. Also delicious is the slow-cooked Iberian pork cheeks with apricot sauce. I love the crisp aubergines in batter with salmorejo (like a thick gazpacho). If you sit at a table, you can either share things or order your own favourites – the food lends itself to both. There is a good range of wines by the glass.

Ambience: 

Informal atmosphere. Always busy with people of all ages, locals and visitors. Book one of the tables in the attractive dining room at the back for the full experience.

Service: 

Professional but not stuffy.

Location: 

On Cava Baja, in the heart of medieval Madrid, with lots more bars and restaurants in the immediate vicinity.

Price advice: 

Rather than a tapa, the food is served as a racion, which is a larger portion, and priced accordingly. Egg and chips is 8.50 euros, and a euro or two more with different toppings. The aubergines are 7.90 euros. Most of the raciones are between 8 and 20 euros. Wines by the glass are between 2-4 euros. So pop in for one dish and a beer or a glass of wine, and you’ll spend 10-12 euros. Sit down for three courses and a good bottle of wine and you’re talking more like 30-35 euros.

More information on Taberna Los Huevos de Lucio:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant, Tapas bar, Wine bar
Food:
Spanish, Tapas, Traditional
Address:
Calle Cava Baja 30, Madrid, 28005
Telephone:
91 366 2984
Website:
http://www.casalucio.es
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon & Wed-Sun 1pm-4pm, 8.30pm-11.30pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times
Free tags / Keywords:
Quick bites, Wine

Have you been to Taberna Los Huevos de Lucio? Would you recommended it?