Las Cuevas de Luis Candelas

(77 Reviews)
Calle Cuchilleros, 1, Madrid, Madrid, 28005


Main course: €20
Food spend: €40

Restaurant description

Las Cuevas de Luis Candelas is located in the Arco de Cuchilleros, next to the Plaza Mayor in Madrid. Founded in 1949, it is one of Madrid's most historic restaurants. Today, Las Cuevas de Luis Candelas retains its original features. Its name comes from the famous caves that sheltered the infamous 19th century bandit, Luis Candelas, who robbed from the rich to give to the poor. Las Cuevas de Luis Candelas offers traditional Madrid cuisine, including roasted suckling pig and suckling lamb slow cooked in a wood-fired oven, 'cocido madrileño' - Madrid's traditional three course stew, oven-roasted hake 'a la cazuela', tripe, or typical Madrid desserts, all accompanied by an extensive wine list. The historic Las Cuevas restaurant will take visitors back in time.

Customer reviews for Las Cuevas de Luis Candelas
(based on 77 reviews)

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  • al fresco (4)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (14)
  • child friendly (3)
  • dinner (53)
  • entertainment (12)
  • large parties (19)
  • lunch (37)
  • luxury (11)
  • private dining (33)
  • romantic (28)
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  • value (6)
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  • By Diego C from Madrid
    16 October 2015

    The worst meal ever. I ordered their traditional "cochinillo" was a dry piece of pork. They are relying on their name. We were told they had entertainment, which amounted to four or five Mexican songs. I requested a Spanish song and was told I would cost me extra.

  • By Food lover T from London
    24 September 2015

    Great restaurant to visit in Madrid

  • By Dorothy E from NYC
    11 September 2015

    Great food, wonderful service

  • By Stephen D from Brisbane
    30 August 2015

    A wonderful evening in an iconic Madrid establishment. We hadn't been here or in the city for over 20 years. The experience lived up to our memories. The service is great here and the venue itself is worth the visit. The star however is rightly the food. Choose one of their specialities, Lamb or Suckling Pig - fabulous. The Tarta al Whiskey is flambeed at the table. Mud the musicians from the music conservatory are excellent. Great place to visit

  • By Tarja V from Helsinki Finland
    12 June 2013

    Maittava ruoka,jota oli suurempaankin nälkään. Nopea ystävällinen palvelu, ja trubaduurit kiva yllätys

  • By Raul from Madrid
    9 April 2012

    Deberían avisar de que si no reservas asado te quedas sin él. No me parece normal que cuando llegues teniendo reserva de mesa y siendo la especialidad de la casa digan que ya no quedan asados.

  • By md from madrid
    19 December 2011


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Las Cuevas de Luis Candelas
Calle Cuchilleros, 1, Madrid, Madrid, 28005