Bodega Santa Cruz (Las Columnas)

Updated April 2014

las columnas

Although the name on the wall says Bodega Santa Cruz this bar is known by all the locals as Las Columnas. A lively “cheap & cheeful” spot (tapas average at around 2€) that’s very popular with both local and foreign students. As there are just a few tables inside people tend to spill out into the street, eating and drinking and chatting. The bar staff are used to fast and furious service, and provide it with a smile.

Some of the best tapas are the montaditos – small filled rolls, either hot or toasted – and I have to say the pringá is exceptional.  Hot tapas include various stews, fried fish and some grilled meats. Twenty-odd years ago when I lived across the street this used to be my go-to neighbourhood bar for a quick snack on the way to work, and it remains one of the few authentic family-run spots in Mateos Gago. Except they no longer put down sawdust.

Bread/Service Charge: 0€

Rodrigo Caro 1
Open 8.00 – midnight
Kitchen closed 16.00 – 20.00 (cold snacks available)
€ €

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Food 5 | Wine 5 | Service 7 | Ambiance 6

las columnas (6) las columnas montaditosmontadito menu

las columnas anchovy cheeseanchovy and fresh burgos cheese montadito

las columnas pringapringá!

las columnas cartatapas menu

las columnas roquefort flamenquinblue cheese flamenquín

las columnas flamenquin chorizochorizo flamenquín

las columnas buñuelos bacalaobuñuelos de bacalao

las columnas 5 cheese espinacas5-cheese spinach

las columnas churrascopork with chimichurri sauce

las columnas manolo angelita manolo javierManolo, Angelita, Manolo & Javier

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updated April 2014

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4 Responses to Bodega Santa Cruz (Las Columnas)

  1. Antonella says:

    BODEGA SANTA CRUZ,GRANDE SCELTA DI TAPAS, BUONI VINO TINTO E BIRRA, OTTIMI I PREZZI, CAMERIERI SIMPATICI E GENTILI(DA NOTARE COME PREPARANO IL CONTO). LOCALE AFFOLLATO A TUTTE LE ORE MA MOLTO DIVERTENTE, CON TIPICA ATMOSFERA SPAGNOLA. DA NON PERDERE! SECONDO NOI LA MIGLIORE A SIVIGLIA. ABBIAMO PRESO MOLTA CONFIDENZA CON ANTONINO E MANOLO. QUEST’ULTIMO PARLA BENE L’ITALIANO ED E’ DI AIUTO QUIMDI PER LA SCELTA. SE ANDATE PORTATE UN GROSSO SALUTO DA ANTONELLA (ciao carina) e LANFRANCO (ciao ragazzo) DI ROMA (hanno le foto con noi). INCONTRERETE SICURAMENTE RAUL, cliente aficionado, e … particolarmente allegro …!
    Siamo stati lì a maggio 2008. Ciao!

  2. J. Evan says:

    The Bodega Santa Cruz is the best tapas bar in the area. There is a lot of mediocrity around – be sure to try this stand out.

  3. johan en schanul says:

    ontzettend gezellige bar, leuker dan een avond theater en het eten is wonderfull

  4. Dan says:

    I love trying out local tapas bars in each city I visit. I find that each one offers something that is distinctly unique. I also like visiting places that are popular with locals to get more of a feel for the area I’m in. I’ll be sure to give this place a try on my next visit.

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