A restaurant unsurpassed by any other in Madrid for its famous patrons: King Juan Carlos, Bill Clinton and Penélope Cruz among them. This is the place of historical rendezvous, where Aznar's and Bush's wives did lunch back when alliances were in the making. They also know how to cook up one cracking 'solomillo' (beef). The key to Lucio's glory is the use of a coal-fired oven and the best olive oil. Another star dish is the 'huevos rotos', a starter of lightly fried eggs laid on top of a bed of crisp, thinly cut chips. Be sure to ask for a table on the first floor.
|Venue name:||Casa Lucio||Contact:|
Cava Baja, 35
|Opening hours:||Daily 1pm-4pm, 8.30pm-midnight; closed Aug|
|Transport:||La Latina (M: L5)|
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If you are looking for a classic and traditional restaurant in the "old Madrid" you must visit Casa Lucio. it is a bit of a tourist attraction and it has been there for centuries, at least the actual place. The food is top quality, lamb, steak, you name it. The most popular dish is "Huevos Rotos" or basic potatoes and fried eggs that are delicious.
The atmosphere is what makes Casa Lucio the place it is. Their location, the building and the noise coupled with great service will make you want to go back. I always do.