Galway City, County Galway


Situated on Middle Street in Galway city, the award-winning Cava showcases the very best of Spanish food and wine, in particular the global phenomena of tapas. Jp and Drigín first experienced the variety of Spanish food while travelling in Spain and decided to share their love of the cuisine and the Spanish style of eating by opening Cava in 2008. Deemed one of most authentic Spanish restaurants in Ireland at present by notable food critics, Cava fosters a way of eating based on sharing and gastronomic interaction: with tapas, food is passed around the table, communal style, the dishes breed discussion and provide an alternative approach to eating.


Cava was established order to introduce Galway to the wealth and breath of Spanish cooking. Its Tapas menu is famous for its representation of many aspects of regional Spanish cooking. It showcases over 50 regional Spanish Tapas. Cava is committed to supporting the local infrastructure in terms of food and wine and purchases it fish, meat, and vegetables locally. Cava is also equally famous for its drinks menu which is entirely devoted to Spanish wine, beer, cider, and sherry. It has over 100 varieties of Spanish wines and beers in its cellar from the inexpensive to the absolutely expensive. Cava holds awards from the Bridgestone (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) and Georgina Campbell (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012), and has been heralded as serving the “Best Tapas in Ireland” by the famous food and wine gourmand Tom Doorley.


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