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La Cueva del Arco

Calle de las Huertas 7 | Barrio de las Letras, 28012 Madrid, Spain
+34 910 53 25 29
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“garlic prawns” (10 reviews)
“seafood paella” (11 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle de las Huertas 7 | Barrio de las Letras, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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1 - 10 of 137 reviews

Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Small portions, low-quality (frozen-like) paelha, absolutely raw (not rare 😉) beef surloin. Mediocre, but definitely not worth the price!

Thank Zhitomir P
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Had lunch there, the restaurant is simple, enough space between each table, the waitress speak english. We took paella and beef, very good. Bathroom are clean. Good place, not too crowded, good food, good service

Thank SokuntheaR
Reviewed 1 May 2018

The starters like fingers de pollo, gambas al ajillo or calamares a la andaluza were very good and can be recommended. The wine and service was good. The athmosphere is more like an american diner. Paella mixta could have had more pollo and mariscos but...More

Thank Marcel F
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Great food, really good sangria, enjoyed every bite! The service was good, we had the paella for 2 and few starters, jag of sangria and it was all delicious!

Thank Sarit G
Reviewed 3 April 2018

I finally found some garlic prawns after all of the restaurants we have visited in Madrid. Well...they did not disappoint. I was very happy with their garlic prawns and especially with the little kick they had. The only thing I wish is that the serving...More

Thank mac2jeter
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Very nice and pleasant service indeed. Te food was nothing special. Prices are very reasonable. I just found out that all the sea food in Madrid has been previously frozen.., and you could feel in in the grilled prawns. The black paella was OK, but,...More

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Wonderful experience! All the food we ordered were so tasty & fresh! Very friendly staffs. Would recommend to friends & come back again.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

We were a bit unsure whether this was a good place when we were looking for a place for lunch but we are so glad we decided to eat here! All of the staff were friendly and helpful and the food was extremely tasty. It...More

Thank Scott I
Reviewed 20 February 2018

We did not have a reservation and they were able to accommodate my wife and I. We ordered paella and a bottle of wine. The food was excellent. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming. The service was as good as the food. We would definitely...More

Thank Max W
Reviewed 17 February 2018

We stopped for the afternoon menu on Saturday and were pleasantly surprised. I had the tomato and tuna salad, salmon, and flan for dessert. Fish was well cooked and very flaky and tender. The flan was creamy and delicious. Price is right. Try it!

Thank Becky W
Also known as Barrio de las Letras, Huertas was once
home to prominent literary figures, Miguel de
Cervantes and Lope de Vega among them. The
neighbourhood is committed to celebrating its rich
heritage: Calle Huertas itself is inlaid with quotes
from celebrated authors, street names pay homage to
them, and second-hand bookshops pervade. Huertas
receives a fair amount of spillover from the center —
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Questions & Answers
11 August 2017|
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Response from Phil1982 | Reviewed this property |
Not really. maybe one main on a very short menu was veggie. very small too so not good for a group of 12 as there is no table big enough
3 August 2017|
Response from Mariah B | Reviewed this property |
There is a vegetarian paella you can request as well as salads. I had the vegetarian paella and enjoyed it. It had peas, carrots, mushrooms, snow peas, peppers, and of course rice. It was very filling.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle de las Huertas 7 | Barrio de las Letras, 28012 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Huertas
  • Neighbourhood: Huertas
  • Phone Number: +34 910 53 25 29
  • E-mail
In the historical quarter of Las Letras we open our humble restaurant of homemade food, here you will find our exquisite homemade paellas and excellent octopus dishes and of course COCIDO MADRILEÑO all year, do not forget to visit us, you will not regret it.
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