Casa Lucio

restaurants / Spanish

Lonely Planet review

Lucio has been wowing madrileños (people from Madrid) with his light touch, quality ingredients and home-style local cooking for ages – think roasted meats and, a Lucio speciality, eggs in abundance. There’s also rabo de toro (bull’s tail) during the Fiestas de San Isidro Labrador and plenty of rioja (red wine) to wash away the mere thought of it. The lunchtime guisos del día (stews of the day), including cocido (meat and chickpea stew) on Wednesdays, are also popular. Casa Lucio draws an august, always well-dressed crowd, which has included the king of Spain, former US president Bill Clinton and Penélope Cruz.