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Viuda de Vacas

Calle Aguila 2, 28005 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 66 58 47
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oxtail stew” (2 reviews)
“callos” (2 reviews)
“spanish food” (2 reviews)
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European, Spanish, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Calle Aguila 2, 28005 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant more than a dozen times - I make it a point to have one meal here when I'm in Madrid. I have recommended the restaurant to local Madrileno friends, and they agree this is a place where you can...More

Thank Jimmy d
Reviewed 21 April 2017

A couple friends and I were delighted to find this neighborhood restaurant was still open well over 10 years after having last been. It's a family-run place (one of the servers is the daughter of the owner) with fantastic typical Spanish fare along with elevated...More

Thank ruzi15
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Lunched today and just about OK. Lovely people running the restaurant which is clearly popular with locals but certainly one we wouldn't rush back to.

Thank grapow
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We booked online via the Fork and our table was waiting for us. I recommend booking on Sunday as it was very busy. Lovely atmosphere (no other tourists just local people ). Food was substantial traditional fare and reasonably priced for a weekend. Friendly staff....More

Thank mendip_7
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

The place was full of local people, sign of good food normally and it was actually so. Simple but tasty dishes, kind waitress. Good experience!

Thank Chicca1483
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Crazy good food, wonderful hospitality. Highly recommend the lemony-fish and the oxtail stew. For dessert - the cheesecake with brandy. Amazing!

Thank buttless
Reviewed 27 April 2016

If you are tired of the typical tapas, come here. A basic Spanish family restaurant with friendly service, even when you don't speak much Spanish. The squid in ink is wonderfull!

Thank Lief B
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Found this restaurant on the street corner in La Latina area, it was SO good, the food was great so we went back again another night. The portion was perfect and food very tasty. Great restaurant.

Thank Mimi_blue81
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We are not familiar with traditional Spanish food, so we decided to give this restaurant a try. Salmorejo is too thick for our tastes, but the flavor is good. The highlight of the meal was the squid in ink with rice. Be aware that they...More

Thank PJ S
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Situated in Madrid centro. Small, cosy and friendly place. Local people and great food. It is not so easy to find this kind of place in the middle of Madrid. We had rabo de toro, alcachofas, codorniz...all excellent.

Thank AriHelsinki
La Latina
La Latina is a charming neighbourhood with two unique
personalities. At first glance, it’s distinctly
old-world, with narrow streets weaving a maze among
charming stone buildings in sunny, bright colors like
yellow and pink. The other side of La Latina is
characterized by a young population and a bohemian
vibe, as evidenced by a dynamic and evolving selection
of new bars, shops, coworking spaces, and other
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$42
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 16:30
20:30 - 00:30
12:30 - 16:30
12:30 - 16:30
20:30 - 00:30
12:30 - 16:30
20:30 - 00:30
12:30 - 16:30
20:30 - 00:30
12:30 - 16:30
20:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Aguila 2, 28005 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > La Latina
  • Neighbourhood: La Latina
  • Phone Number: +34 913 66 58 47
  • E-mail
At Vuida de Vacas we define our cuisine as cocina tradicional de mercado or market-fresh traditional cooking. We use only seasonal produce, and our dishes hail from popular tradition. From the 20th century early years till now we continue to serve dishes which have their origin in traditional Madrileno or Segovian fare: callos a la madrilena (Madrid-style tripe); gallina en pepitoria (chicken fricassee: chicken in an egg and almond sauce); garlic soup, cocido (the Madrid version is a consomme with chickpeas, cabbage, chorizo and meat added)
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