Bodega Santa Cruz (Las Columnas)

Updated April 2014

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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

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updated April 2014