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La Latina

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La Latina
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Address: Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 913665948
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Best place to enjoy friends in Madrid

This is the most common place in Madrid for Saturday evenings, even during the mornings. Just go up and down the Cava Baja and the Cava Alta tasting wines and beers along the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the most common place in Madrid for Saturday evenings, even during the mornings. Just go up and down the Cava Baja and the Cava Alta tasting wines and beers along the streets and changing the place all the time. If you are in summer, get a place (it is hard) in a terrace for beering under the sunbath.

Thank Jaime G
Weehawken, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful neighborhood that you should visit while visiting Plaza Mayor. Bunch of restaurants and bars will offer you to have food and drinks. Make sure to visit San Miguel Mercado.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Madrid and gives you a good idea of what life was like in the years gone by. It is a place to walk and look and enjoy. If you are a photographer there are hundreds of locations you will want to capture.

Thank michael p
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plenty of restaurants if you want to have tapas or pinxos with good selection of wine. Some places have been established for more than 10 years, some new.

Thank MariaVictoria0918
Cartagena, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every Sunday I travel to Madrid I go to have lunch to La Latina. It is close to the Rastro (flea market) and there are many places to have wonderful tapas. Some places can be a bit crowded... but those are the places you need to try ;)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

La Latina is not so much a place as a state of mind. Near the Plaza Mayor, It is old and narrow and teeming with authentic shops and tapas bars. There are street people, street performers, and street art. If you like a vibe, this is your HQ.

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Almeria, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We were advised to go here by our tour guide. A good selection opf bars and restaurants. We te in one that looked like a young persons bar at the front but had a restaurant in the back.

Thank Mike W
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This area is the best area in Madrid for eating tapas and other traditional presentations of Spanish food. There is no standing on ceremony here. Customers cram into the most popular bars eating and drinking and socialising. It is great fun and a genuine Spanish experience that can be unforgettable.

Thank Steve M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Some good stuff at bargain prices. All kinds of cloths and accessories that are sold in other cities at 4 x the price

Thank Stephen S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Recommended by our hotel to visit this huge market - great winding through the streets, stumbling on places we'd never normally visit, to see one of the biggest markets we've visited. Very popular with locals and tourists.

Thank Russ06

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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 businesses popping up in the area. In the northern part of the neighbourhood, the Cava Alta and Cava Baja streets constitute the tapas center of Madrid, where each age-old restaurant serves up distinctive specialties like huevos rotos and patatas bravas. Locals have come here for generations to while away hours over drinks and tapas with friends. On Sundays and public holidays, the streets to the south of La Latina metro station transform into a giant open-air market full of locals sifting through tent after tent of art, apparel, and antiques. Any day of the week, the intriguing blend of the traditional and the hip make the streets of La Latina worth exploring.
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