Casa Lucio, in the lively La Latina barrio, evokes ancient times and all things Spanish. Sort of leaning sideways, the old building is a known haunt of the royal family, celebrities, and visiting dignitaries. Its whitewashed walls feature tiles and exposed brick, while hanging hams and antiquities prevail. Under the tutelage of master waiters, you can sample roasted ham right out of the oven. A bit homesick? Huevos estrellados (eggs broken over potatoes) equals comfort food in Madrid.
Calle Cava Baja 35
+34-91-365-3252
www.casalucio.es