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Cava Bodega

1 Middle St, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 539 884
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (227 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (49 reviews)
“churros” (28 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1 Middle St, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We've decided to make a yearly visit to Galway specifically to go to this place. (3rd year in a row) GO TO THIS PLACE.

Thank EVA O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit Galway at least twice a year and always book a table at Cava. Atmosphere is cozy and layed back. Service and food are spot on! Never left there hungry or disappointed. It's one of the reasons why we travel to Galway City. Excellent!

Thank kellysbar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Cava Bodega this weekend with 5 friends for a girlie meal. The restaurant was full but the layout is lovely with lots of room and a cosy and authentic Spanish vibe. We went for the tapas menu and were happy out when our...More

Thank Anna S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked this restaurant Saturday evening from reviews on Tripadvisor, Unsure what to order but staff were very helpful, seated downstairs, very cosy. We had 5 tapas dishes with wine & desserts for €83, very well fed, everything we had was very good, star of the...More

Thank Gerry C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to cava for my graduation dinner recently and loved it. Heard a lot about it, and it’s owner JP McMahon has a few restaurants around the city. Great atmosphere when you walk in, very relaxed. The menu was big, broken up into veg, meat,...More

Thank Sineadsheehy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little tapas joint, good service, good atmosphere, plenty to choose from to please any age, will visit again next visit,

Thank rugbyhead
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely evening at Cava Bodega. Incredible food, each and every dish was unique and wonderful. Lovely little restaurant. Well worth booking.

Thank cidona
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Hmmmmm! Why is it that when i leave cave i feel hungrier than when i first went in? Glass of wine - €10!!!! Thank god for hit dog at bierhouse and hot/sour soup at universal! Cava - over rated/ pretentious money pit!

Thank James G
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We ate here based on reviews and it was fine. Good choice on the menu. We had 5 tapas between 2, the chorizo and potato in red wine was lovely as was the scallop pincho. We also had 2 desserts, the Santiago tart was very...More

1  Thank Gillian S
Reviewed 31 October 2017

A Charming Spanish restaurant with very friendly and informative staff. The wines they recommend were perfect for the food we ordered. highly recommended.

Thank Mick S
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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 princesspentium | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have no idea. If it's not listed on the menu, I'd give the restaurant a call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
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: 1 Middle St, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 539 884
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