If I have to choose one Spanish restaurant that always delivers, no matter where you come from or how many times you have been in Madrid, it would be this small tavern in La Latina district.
Their specialty is ‘huevos rotos’ (eggs with french fries) but cooked and served in a particular way. There are many options on the menu besides egg dishes, but please forget about having one course per person: ask for as many tapas as possible and then share them with everyone at your table.
The menu is available in English, because this place is a classic in the area, and well-known. And of course, many tourists know about it, but the one thing I love the most about this tavern is that mostly locals come here for tapas, or for a drink at the bar, and that has not changed over the years. Huevos de Lucio is not a fancy restaurant, quite the contrary, it is a tavern-like classic, with small tables put together and lots of noise. If you want a more quiet lunch or dinner go to the tables downstairs, if possible, but you will be missing out on all the fun tavern-like experience.
As a small restaurant, it’s always packed. On Sundays it’s almost impossible to get a table without waiting for a while, but if you are patient enough you will be seated. In the end, you will be getting good value for money in a place with authentic Spanish atmosphere.