Los Huevos de Lucio: bringing sophistication to everyday classics
Madrid is a city of contrasts, fusion and constant change. So much so that what’s in fashion today is sure to have disappeared tomorrow. So, bars like “Los Huevos de Lucio” (the name means Lucio’s Eggs), in the La Latina neighbourhood, are something of an exception.
However much Madrid may have changed since Lucio Blázquez opened his first restaurant in the 1970s, the essence of his simple but top-quality cooking remains.
In contrast to Casa Lucio, the original restaurant housed in Mesón Segoviano (a famous historical building) Los Huevos de Lucio is a bar with a great atmosphere – it’s almost always full – which is anything but ostentatious. Its menu – brimming with tapas, sharing platters and its famed eggs – lifts down-to-earth food up to the heavens, using premium-quality ingredients.
These dishes are the perfect complement for Martelo, a versatile wine that pairs with sophisticated creations, as well as more rustic dishes. Such as the exquisite huevos rotos (“broken” fried eggs) for which the bar is so renowned. Add a ham platter or some peppers stuffed with bolognese sauce, and you have the perfect finishing touch to a day of pure #Martelosophy.
For those who haven’t visited, Madrid’s La Latina neighbourhood is renowned for its good atmosphere, Sunday lunchtime drinks that stretch on into the small hours, the area’s theatres and musicals… And even the flea market, held on Sundays and public holidays. An evening that begins with some stand-up (or a micro-theatre session), or some shopping in Chueca or Malasaña, could well end up with a bottle of Martelo and some tapas with friends at Los Huevos de Lucio. It’s a place to stop for a quick bite to eat, while taking it at your own speed.
Los Huevos de Lucio
C/ Cava Baja, 30
913 66 29 84
Opening hours: 13:00 – 16:00 / 20:30 – 00:00