Las Bravas

Address: Callejon de Alvarez Gato 3, Madrid, 28012, Spain
Telephone: 91 522 8581

- Budget

4

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
4
90%
Service
4.2
90%
Food and drink
4
90%
Value for money
4.9
90%
Ambience
4
90%
Location
4.7
90%

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.

Branches

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

Recommended for

  • Families with teenagers
  • Relaxation

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