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Cantina La Traviesa

Calle Cuchilleros 10, 28005 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 66 93 37
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“paella” (27 reviews)
“jamon” (10 reviews)
“ham” (9 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Cuchilleros 10, 28005 Madrid, Spain
Neighbourhood: Centro
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have only read other travellers reports on this restaurant since coming home, so I see that it has mixed responses. So, 4 adults went for lunch - 2 had chicken paella which was freshly made and they said was delicious. My wife had lambs...More

Thank whenslunch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in the Latin Quarter, La Traviesa filled our need for paella and red wine. Our waiter was kind and helpful, the lighting a bit bright, but friendly, and dinner was comforting. We also enjoyed chatting with the locals around the bar.

Thank sidder
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good location, friendly waiters and good Spanish tapas. Fish dishes are only mediocre, go for ham etc. Seating outdoor a bit distrurbing with all the street vendors..

Thank Martin F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cantina La Traviesa is living of it's Trip Advisor rating and location. The food and wine we experienced was really poor. I had Solomillo de cerna (beef fillet steak) and the meat was poorly prepared (skin/connecting tissue not removed) and poorly cooked (not hot enough...More

Thank Englishmanonholiday
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We stopped here for a drink and tapas on a night-time tour of the area around the Plaza Mayor. The staff was friendly and attentive and offered us a small complementary plate of their house brands of cheese and ham. They were delicious. We ordered...More

Thank esandespdx
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Walked up and down this street outside CLT trying to decide which restaurant to eat in - did a couple of bars en route eating tapas and imbibing beer (def value for money in Madrid! cf. exorbitant London prices) - then gave CLT a go....More

Thank QuenVictorius
Reviewed 27 March 2017

6 of us had dinner here. It was empty apart two people so we got a table without a problem. Whilst choosing from the menu the waiter was standing at the end of the table impatiently. However this was the only bad experience. The food...More

Thank Gerry V
Reviewed 6 March 2017

great atmosphere. full of local Spanish all enjoying the food which was excellent. Good selection of wine- the more expensive riojas went superbly with the various meats. the pork looked a bit fatty but the beef and rabbit we had were spot on. definitely wont...More

Thank chris p
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

This was a recommendation of our guide. Mr. Satt. He was absolutely right. The ‘racion’ of Iberian cured acorn ham was second to none. La Traviesa was an unexpected and pleasant surprise in the Plaza Mayor district, although it may not be an appropriate place for tourists...More

Thank Catherine_Dartnell
Reviewed 9 February 2017 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...More

Thank AD4T
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:15 - 17:00
11:15 - 23:15
11:15 - 23:15
11:15 - 23:15
11:15 - 23:15
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: +34 913 66 93 37
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