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Cava Bodega

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have had some lovely food here in the past but sadly let down by today. The tortilla was overcooked, dry and tasteless. Sent it back but not after patronising comment from the server..."but it's potato...and an omlette". Beef ribs should be falling from the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I and another couple went fora last minute meal in this great tapas restaurant . It is a vibrant restaurant right in the heart of Galway city . Walked to it from our hotel . Very friendly and helpful staff . Excellent...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here for lunch on Dec 1st. My lunch partner had been here before and i was looking forward to the experience. The menu is extensive with great choices of meat, fish and alternatives. We had scallops, pig cheek, goat’s cheese croquettes, chicken hearts and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank JABDublin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I have been to Cava before and enjoyed the experience but our visit last Sunday left us both disappointed. The low point was the chorizo with potato wedges equivalent to what you would get at any local garage counter cold and tasteless....More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank ianmV7318SV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had reserved a table three months ago as we had a trip to Galway planned. Regrettably, traffic delayed our arrival so we thought we would be unlucky to get a table at 9.15pm.... the manager and his staff were really accommodating and found us...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AliB123238
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Very good service. Huge selection on menu and food comes out quickly. Excellent. Many vegetarian options. Would recommend for a bit different than the other pubs etc...

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tslesinger
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Nice Spanish food and lovely wine :) We had a nice time there. All was fine but the prices are a little bit to high...

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Anita P
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

What a nice place. Had a table on ground floor and just loved the place. Food was delicious and the service perfect. Will definitely go back to this place.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Steriks
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Myself and my partner had lunch in Cava, it was beautiful. We had been here several times before for dinner. The staff, atmosphere and food is excellent. I had the beef ribs and they were gorgeous. Cannot wait for my next trip to Galway to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Christine D
Reviewed 23 October 2018

We thought that we would have a change from pub food. Booked a table here (glad we did as its very busy). The food was superb and service great. All the dish's we had were large and tasted great. We had three dish's each and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Jim K
21 August 2018|
Response from NorthStar739110 | Reviewed this property |
We were disappointed with the attitude of our waiter, however, everyone else was perfectly pleasant. We were just unlucky. The food was excellent. I would definitely recommend it.
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.
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