If you crave for delicious Spanish food, La Cava Barcelona is a little gem on a side street of our old town you should stop at. With the incredible feel-good vibe, friendly staff and of course delicious food prepared by Spanish cooks, an unforgettable experience is guaranteed. ¡buen provecho!
This beautiful Spanish restaurant/tapas bar has found its home on Panska street, next to the Palffy Palace gallery. Look for a high wooden gate through which you will walk along a small passage with seating, after which you will find the main entrance. In summer there is a terrace on the main street, too.
You’ll be able to choose between two rooms to be seated at. The one on your right side, as you walk in, is a bigger one with the main bar. Big lamps, wooden tables, dark sofas, big windows and flowers create a comfortable atmosphere you will surely enjoy.
The backroom is slightly smaller and offers more privacy. Beautiful ambience is especially in the evening hours with a lot of candles and Latino music.
WHAT TO HAVE AT LA CAVA BARCELONA?
If you’re a fan of intense flavour and a bit of sunshine on your plate, you’ll love the authentic Spanish cuisine of La Cava Barcelona. The owners, a Slovak-Catalan couple, have put their hearts to this place. All the ingredients are imported from Spain, cooks are also from Spain, and in addition to excellent cuisine here they also have a great selection of Spanish wines and they also do tasting evenings. Those of you who like meat have quite some options – beef, pork, lamb as well as chicken. We tried the grilled Rib eye steak served with green peppercorn sauce – and as a side dish we picked the roasted potatoes with rosemary. A yummy combination.
Another thing we could not resist was the beef burger with mustard ice cream (yes you read it well, a MUSTARD ice cream) or the chicken roll stuffed with pork and dates, topped with mushroom sauce and served with potato-parmesan souffle. Not just a visually appealing experience!
From their very long tapas list we tried the meatballs in tomato sauce (heavenly!) – obviously, the menu includes specialties including various croquettes, potatoes, typical omelettes, different sea food, cheese, hams, foie-gras, cannelloni or vegetable dishes. Besides the creamy vegetable soup they also offer the traditional Gazpacho soup which is served cold.
If you like salads, you’ll not be disappointed either. Their Ceasar salad was a win and the salad with goat cheese served with sultanas, strawberries and honey was super tasty as well!
What we have not tried yet is their fish/seafood menu and the traditional Paella which is prepared for a minimum of 2 people and you can have it either with sea food or with chicken and pork. But we’re definitely coming back to try them :)
If you want to finish your dining experience with a dessert, you need to ask for their current offer – it is not included in the Menu as they change it regularly. They usually have their specialty – Crema Catalana – which is basically a Catalan version of crème brulee (and tastes amazing). Other than that we also tasted the orange flan with whipped cream which was also very tasty.
Still not convinced? Well then visit the place and see yourself – we recommend La Cava Barcelona for lunch or dinner – simply whenever you feel like meeting your friends over some tasty food, or in case you want to impress your date with an authentic taste of modern Spain in the heart of Bratislava :)
ADDRESS: Panská 15
OPEN HOURS: MON – THU 11:00 – 00:00, FRI – SAT 11:00 – 01:00, SUN 11:00 – 23:00