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Cava Bodega

Middle Street Mews 1 Middle Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 539 884
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (267 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (42 reviews)
“churros” (32 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Middle Street Mews 1 Middle Street, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had received a recommendation for this restaurant so we were looking forward to trying it out. We were greeted by a surely staff member who showed us to our table. We started by ordering a few dishes: monkfish was extremely dry, mussels were served...More

Thank lisec9
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were out in Galway shopping and then decided to go to Cava Bodega for a bit of lunch. It was delicious and not too expensive. The tapas selection is great and every thing we had was very nice.

Thank NinaValentinaS
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Myself and my husband came here for a night out. We had a table downstairs. There is a great selection on the menu. Every dish we selected was delicious. The atmosphere was great. Everyone looked like they were having a great time. I really enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the historic center of Galway, Cava Bodega has a diverse and interesting menu, including many vegan and vegetarian options. They call them “small plates” but the portions are quite generous. For meat lovers, I highly recommend the beef and lardo burgers. Delicious. We...More

Thank ck787
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hip, quaint and charming with a varied and sophisticated tapas menu. Fully enjoyed our late Sunday lunch. For evening, make a reservation or you don’t stand a chance to get in.

Thank Lynette A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Headed here on a recommendation and was not disappointed. Although we had to wait 15 minutes later than what we'd booked for, it was worth the wait! We'd a complete selection with favourites being the lentils, tomoato bread, goats cheese, chorizo. Atmosphere is lovely, quite...More

Thank Lynsey K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small little tapas restaurant on Middle St in Galway punches well above it’s weight. The food was glorious, the staff are brilliant, and with a cool little soundtrack playing in the background this restaurant was the venue for a great evening out. We tried...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here in our third and final night in Galway and had a wonderful meal. The cusine is a delightful take on Spanish tapas with Irish influence. The majority (all?) of the food is sourced locally and the flavors really shine. Excellent service, lovely Spanish...More

Thank HCB_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a kid free meal. Was busy and we hadn't booked but they did their best to accommodate us. Our evening was perfect and the Tapas was really first class. We ordered mainly vegetable dishes as I'm vegetarian and there was plenty to...More

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stumbled upon this place wondering the streets of Galway and was blown away! The most gorgeous little restaurant with even more goregous tapas! There is such an array of different plates to try - vegetarian options included. They also offer an extensive drinks list. We...More

Thank yelrebmikx
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annmarie c
1 October 2017|
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Response from CCSVA | Reviewed this property |
We preferred downstairs
21 April 2017|
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Response from Marygal5 | Reviewed this property |
hi, cava is located on one way narrow street. There are VERY few spaces avail on street. You have to pay and display. Easiest is to park in parking garage, either Eyre Square or Hynes. Hope this helps.
30 November 2016|
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Response from akacicz | Reviewed this property |
We asked - they do not offer sangria
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Middle Street Mews 1 Middle Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 539 884
Serving the best tapas in Ireland. Experience the colours and flavours of Spain using the freshest local ingredients. We pride ourselves on creating a warm and happy atmosphere so no matter the weather outside, you will have a taste of Spain in Ireland in our restaurant. Our wine menu is also a showcase of Spain with an entirely Spanish wine list from various regions around Spain.
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