La Cueva de Castilla / Al Matbakh

La Cueva de Castilla / Al Matbakh A culinary and artistic escape in a friendly and warm atmosphere

Located on the splendid Schaerbeek Town Hall square, La Cueva de Castilla/Al Matbakh restaurant offers Spanish and Oriental cuisine.

Spanish, Oriental and Mediterranean flavours

When you choose the Spanish menu, the restaurant offers you dishes that blend the flavours of the four corners of the Iberian Peninsula with those of the great classics of family cuisine. As for wines, the restaurant offers wines from regions such as Rioja, Ribeira del Duero, Cariñena, etc. And if you want to discover gourmet oriental food, the restaurant revisits the great classics of the culinary heritage of the Maghreb countries and Lebanon, adding its own creative and original touch. And in the cellar, there is something for everyone: full-bodied wines with powerful and refined aromas, smooth and velvety, or floral and exotic wines. If you like sweet things, the restaurant offers a wide range of desserts, including Catalan crème brûlée and ice creams, such as the one with the Turrón d'Alicante.


At the helm of this palace of delights is Roberto Ponté, who has been in charge for almost 20 years. We also recommend the tagine specialities revisited in Roberto's style: with vegetables, fish, lamb or chicken, they will delight your taste buds!

A wide range of choice

You will have realised from the delicious paella, couscous, tajines and other main dishes to the many desserts, that the restaurant offers a wide range of choices. Moreover, the products they select are seasonal and of high quality. This winning formula is your reason to return and enjoy a dish that you already know or to discover other flavours and enjoy a different and varied meal.

Valet parking

For your convenience, the restaurant has a parking service. Your car will be parked in the car park in front of the restaurant.