Back in the 17th century, in the Cava Baja, the only flour mill in Madrid could be found and in 1642, this became the first Inn of Court, (Posada de la Corte) within the shelter of the Arab walls, where there was food and sanctuary for all travelers arriving in Madrid. In 1980, after two years of painstaking restoration, it was rescued by D. Félix Colomo, a catering tradesman and great admirer of Madrid who, to safeguard it, transformed it into the current carvery, specializing in traditional cuisines, like Madrilenian stew cooked in a clay pot over coals and ashes of straw and oak logs or roast lamb cooked in a clay pot in the old Arab oven. Many well-known characters from the worlds of politics, culture, art, and sport have gathered together in the Posada de la Villa. The names of all those who have seen fit to enjoy the excellent food at this Posada are inscribed on its chairs.
In1642 the only flour mill in the Villa de Madrid was converted into the first Posada de la Corte (Inn of the Court) in the shelter of the Arab walls.
Open Hours: 13:00h – 16:00h, 20:00h – 24:00h.
Phone: 91 366 18 60
Address: C/ Cava Baja, 9. 28005 Madrid
Posada de la Villa
|Address: C/ Cava Baja, 9. 28005 Madrid|
Cuisine: Traditional Madrid and Castillian cuisine.
Specialities: Roast lamb, Madrid-style chickpea stew, Chicken in wine and almond sauce, Madrid-style tripe.
Average price: 40€