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La Chata

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La Latina
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Calle Cava Baja 24, 28005 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 66 14 58
20:30 - 00:30
13:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 20:30 - 00:30
Thu - Mon 13:00 - 17:00
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my absolute favourite places to have raciones (tapas servings) in Madrid. And I've tried quite a few! Full of locals enjoying a Night out. Try the cheese plate. And the croquetas. And the Bulls tails! And remember to check out the cool tile-facade and bullfighter posters inside. And last but not least - don't come before 9 pm... More 

Thank Christina_Hammer
Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and i stopped in for a wine and tapa, drawn in by the lovely Spanish tiling at its entrance. Its a lively place with a dining room bigger than the bar space. We stood at a bar rail drinking vino tinto and eating the free tapa of jamon and bread. I can easily see into the dining room,... More 

Thank Sherbetkennal
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

As we came into the restaurant the service welcomed us very kind. The wine was very tasty but the food however must have been a joke. We ordered tapas for two persons at a price of 20€. All we got were four tiny plates. One with a zucchini mix, one with sliced potatoes, one with stale calamari and one with... More 

Thank nanzzzy
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The food was great, and so was the service. Tried the mix of tapas, for two people and it was excellent.

Thank Heloísa O
Pender Island, Canada
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210 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Behind the lavishly tiled facade, La Chata looks for all the world like a neglected outpost of the past. The bullfighting memorabilia may not be to everyone’s taste, but this is an essential stop on a tapas tour of La Latina, Madrid. That is if you are foodie! We melted into a packed local scene sharing a set menu choice... More 

Thank LCplus
Eastman, Quebec
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Quirky old ambiance, cheap wine, average tapas and a young lady serving us who was clearly having a bad day! This is a homey tapas joint, not the Ritz ... keep that in mind and you'll be OK!

Thank Jonathan C
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Bad service and microwave food. Not good at all. The floor was super dirty and we paid 20 euros for 4 tapas which were of bad quality

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San Ramon, California
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622 reviews
349 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This was our 3rd port of calling during our rainy night crawl on Cava Baja. It looked great from the outside, so we went in and sat at the bar. I ordered a caña and a glass of sangria. we got a great free tapa with 4 pieces of chorizo and some crackers. we also grabbed a cod tapa and... More 

Thank Rob M
Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

One of the best meals we had in Spain for an extremely fair price. We loved the peppers stuffed with cod in tomatoe sauce...yum & the salad was a large portion that was fresh, fresh, fresh The server was pleasant & efficient not rushed. It was our last night in Spain & it was a lovely meal to end our... More 

Thank vict0ria2382
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We have had a tapas dinner at La Chata. The food was delicious, but it was not much. We ordered the tapas menu with 16 persons. We thought to receive more rounds but they served a few littles bowls with tapas and that was it. We had 4 or 5 different tapas (my friends missed the meat). I think the... More 

Thank Petra V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
20:30 - 00:30
13:00 - 17:00
20:30 - 00:30
13:00 - 17:00
20:30 - 00:30
20:30 - 00:30
20:30 - 00:30
13:00 - 17:00
20:30 - 00:30
13:00 - 17:00
20:30 - 00:30
13:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Cava Baja 24, 28005 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > La Latina
  • Neighbourhood: La Latina
  • Phone Number: +34 913 66 14 58

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in La Latina

Neighbourhood Profile
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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