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Cantina La Traviesa

#276 of 8,828 Restaurants in Madrid
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Calle Cuchilleros 10, 28005 Madrid, Spain
34913669337
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11:15 - 23:15
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Hours:
Sun 11:15 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 11:15 - 23:15
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Berlin, Germany
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Both a huge deception and disappointment! It might be possible that we did not choose the right dish. But this is also because we were looking for tapas and there were not any even though the words are written on the restaurant's front!!! Since we did not find any tapas, we ordered huevos rotos con jamón and tortilla: the eggs... More 

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Thank AD4T
Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for dinner. We were looking for tapas. It was written in big letters outside the restaurant that they were doing tapas. Once we had ordered drinks we asked what tapas they were serving. The waiter told us that there are no tapas. So we ordered eggs with ham and tortilla espanola. But there was only two eggs... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Order the steak, the ribeye-you won't believe how large it is and the meat quality if fantastic. I also recommend the tiger shrimp. Order a bottle of wine and enjoy the vibrant city around you.

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Palm Springs, California, United States
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327 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We were wandering the streets getting hungry and walked past this restaurant. We walked on and checked out the other places in the area and went back to what seemed the most welcoming. The waiter gave us our choice of open outside tables. The inside was crowded, but with a happy crowd. We were seated across from the service window... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic paellas and steaks with delicious jamon and starters. The service was very good and friendly. There is a lot of people during the rush hours so is better to book a table before or prepare to wait a little bit. Would definively go again next time that we will be in Madrid!

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Thank Davide R
England
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

While portions are large they lack quality and any finess Of all our meals in Madrid this was the poorest Service was brusque and the experience was not good

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Thank AndrewSEngland
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We tasted local flavors in this nice restaurant. Food was great, we ask for salted vegetables, fish, meat and house wine (surprisingly good). But the best thing was our waiter, this charming Spanish guy. A great choice when you are near Plaza Mayor in Madrid.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We chanced upon this little Cantina while wandering around the central market area, the waiter was very welcoming and we went in ! The waiter helped us out with some choices - one of which was a fantastic mixed paella, seafood and chicken. He advised us of the 25 minute wait and it was a really great tasting paella !... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We chanced on this place without reading any reviews. The waiter was very friendly and provided good service. We had a seafood paella between 2 and a plate of scallops. the paella was much better than our prior night's dinner. A 500ml of red - ok and mineral water. We sat on the pavement - it is very close to... More 

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Stopped here one Sunday afternoon after a morning in el Rastro market. Decided to eat in but you can eat outside if you like. Must say the paella that I saw on a table outside was what drew us in. We had some great dishes swordfish and octopus and potatos (pulpo a la gallega). It was simple food done to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:15 - 17:00
Tuesday
11:15 - 23:15
Wednesday
11:15 - 23:15
Thursday
11:15 - 23:15
Friday
11:15 - 23:15
Saturday
11:15 - 23:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Cuchilleros 10, 28005 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: 34913669337

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centro

Neighbourhood Profile
Centro
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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