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. It has relocated to a new place since 2020 in order to keep its doors open. More tables are available now but all the things we love about it have stayed the same. Opening hours on the weekends have been extended, to our delight.
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 many tourists know about it, but the one thing I love the most about this tavern is that mostly locals come here for tapas, and that has not changed over the years. Taberna 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.
Having a drink at the bar is not an option in these pandemic times, sadly, but food-wise be sure that you will be getting good value for money in a place with an authentic Spanish atmosphere.