History


Luis Candelas Cagigal was born at the beginning of the 1800s. As a little boy he grew up as a bandit. He used to put on turquoise blue jacket, trousers of Mahon and Corinth wide belt. He became soon a famed bandit by stealing establishments and assaulting stagecoachs.


After his thefts, he went to the Arco de Cuchilleros, one of the most typical places of Madrid, in the Plaza Mayor - where Las Cuevas de Luis Candelas is located today. This was in the 19th Century the most “castizo” popular place in Madrid.


It is just there, under the Arco de Cuchilleros, in the caves, where Luis Candelas - known by his friends by this name, and for those who were not close to him as Mr. Luis Álvarez de Cobos- was hiding with his gang and preparing their jobs, because there were many exits to the outside in order to shake off their prosecutors...



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Restaurant


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Cuisine


Menu


Speciality
Roasted Suckling Pig · Roasted Lamb

Entrée
Bellota’s Ham · Cured Loin of Iberian Pork · Mature Manchego Cheese· Red Iberian Pork · Assorted Iberian· Shrimps 1800 Style with Garlics · Black Pudding from Burgos · Roasted Red Peppers · Red Sausages of Navarra · Mushrooms with Garlics · Small Green Peppers “Padron” · Grilled Green Asparagus · Homemade Croquettes · Andalusian Fried Squid · Spanish Omelette · Scrambled Eggs with Shrimps and Mushrooms

Soups and Vegetables
Consommé “Candelas” · Garlic Soup · “Quater of Hour” Soup · Gazpacho (in Season) · Vegetables Sauté · Mixed Salad · Lettuce and Tomato Salad · Asparagus Two Sauces

Cooked Dishes
Traditional Madrid Stew (in advanced)· Bull Tail · Hen in Sauce · Mix Paella (2 people) · Beans with Red and Black Pork Sausages

Meats
Sirloin “Candelas” · Grilled Beef Entrecot · Baby Lamb Cutlets · Grilled Veal Filet · Veal Escalope

Fishes
Hake Casserole “Candelas” · Gilthead Seabream Bilbaína Style · Baked Sea Bass · Grilled Salmon

Desserts
“Candelas” Dessert · “Candelas” Cup · Chocolate Cake · Fried Milk · Caramel Custard · Fresh Fruit (in Season) · Fruits Salad · Strawberries (in Season) · Sherbets · Ice Creams · Whisky Ice Cake · Mature Manchego Cheese with Quince

Booking


OPENING HOURS

13:00 H to 24:00 H



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