Lucio and his family own a few restaurants and bars on this block. Los Huevos de Lucio is a bar and restaurant that is typical in Madrid. The name of the place, translated, actually means something along the lines of, 'Lucios Eggs", but Spanish being what it is, actually can also be read as, 'Lucios B*lls'. Regardless, this place is great way to spend an evening, like the Madrilenos do by going o from place to place, eating and drinking your way down and back up Calle de la Cava Baja. These places open at 8 and go til about midnight, and later on weekends and certain holidays. This review is for the bar, as we didn't dine in the restaurant.
This is an old school type of wine bar with mostly regulars and locals, as well as the odd visitor from out of town. The place was packed shortly after it opened and we stood for the first 30 minutes and chatted up some locals while enjoying our first glass of rioja. When a couple of stools opened up, we pounced and were able to grab a spot at the bar counter. We found the wine selection to be fantastic and Monica helped us select red wines by the glass throughout the night that were all reasonably priced. While peanuts and olives are served to all when wine is ordered, it just was not enough to make a meal, so we ordered a few things: Jamon Iberico, cheese w membrillo (quince paste), and chorizo and salchichon with bread. At the end of the night, Monica offered us a couple of traditional liqueurs/digestifs, on the house. One was good, the other tasted like 'Tussin.
Good wine, good food, good people, good times.
This place was recommended by Javier Bardem. Ok not really, but could've passed as his twin, our bartender/waiter from Flauta in Barcelona.
It was beyond packed when we walked in. We had to hustle big time to get a spot. We ordered the traditional eggs and potatoes. Their house wine was a perfect compliment to our perfectly cooked crispy julienne potatoes with sunny side up eggs on top.
Javier was right.
*I came here three years ago, but Yelp Spain wasn't up and running at the time.
Came here upon recommendation from our hotel and it was ok.
I thought the food was too salty! We ordered the grilled squid which was nicely prepared but had too much salt! We also had the croquettes which were nice, it had cheese and ham. Mmm, but nothing out of the ordinary.
The place itself is small and narrow, so it can get cramped.
Service was ok.
I know there were other dishes on the menu, maybe we just didn't get the right ones.
The tevern's name translates into "Lucio's eggs", and it offers eggs in all variations. My favorite: French fries with scrambled egg-white. Sounds weird, tastes delicious!
Lucio's is situated in Madrid's lively La Latina barrio.
Came here for the famous huevos estrellados. Alright, it's fried eggs over fries, that's all it is. Great for a hangover. Otherwise, I'd try a different dish.
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