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Las Cuevas de Luis Candelas is a tavern restaurant offering Spanish cuisine.
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Open every day.
Spanish (Castillian) cuisine
Credit cards accepted.
Las Cuevas de Luis Candelas (the Caves of Luis Candelas) is one of Madrid's oldest taverns and is named after a famous bandit who is almost permanently represented outside by a suitably dressed doorman, complete with pistol.
Legend has it that this Spanish version of Robin Hood stored his treasures in these cellars under the walls of the south-west corner of Plaza Mayor called Cuchilleros.
As you walk down the steps from Plaza Mayor, on the left you can enter the restaurant proper and sample the traditional cuisine based around roasts, done in a wood-fired oven.
At the bottom of the steps and just round the corner is where the doorman keeps guard. Here you can stop off at the bar for a quick glass of sangría, beer or wine before passing through an archway to an area of low wooden benches and tables.
You can order a variety of raciones (individual plates of cured ham or cheese, grilled garlic shrimps, etc.) and tapas here, or keep going further into the caves if you prefer to dine in the 'normal' way, specialities again being the variety of roasts.
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The nearest Metro station is Sol.
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