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Restaurante La Tragantua

#28 of 8,909 Restaurants in Madrid
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Calle Veronica 4, 28014 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 20 31 08
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Today
13:30 - 16:30
21:00 - 23:30
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Mon - Sat 13:30 - 16:30
Tue - Fri 21:00 - 23:30
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Neither of us speak Spanish very well and struggled reading most of the menu. It was no problem though because the owner and waiters helped guide us through our meal. They gave great suggestions and we loved everything we eat! Decently priced and great atmosphere. Go here!

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Thank Noelle L
Falls Church, VA
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54 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Close to our hotel (the Radisson Blu), friendly vibe, inventive and delicious. Loved the generous goat cheese/arugula/nut salad, which we shared to start. My main course was a creatively-prepared octopus, and my husband enjoyed his pork dish. Busy place (in a narrow space) on a weeknight evening, but we didn't feel rushed or overlooked. Would be happy to return.

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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's a tiny restaurant in a small road close to Prado Museum. The plates are tasty but really small and the prices are a bit high. It is certainly not a lifetime experience. One of the plates was not freshly cooked (for sure).

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I dined here on our first night in Madrid after a day of sight seeing and tapas hopping. We saw the reviews and stopped by to see if we could get s table sans reservation. Luckily for us, a 9pm table didn't show. We were sat and greeted at 9:30. From the get-go, service was top notch.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant based on its trip advisor reviews. It is very, very tiny. The atmosphere is ruined because the tables are so close together. The intimacy is therefore lost. As you can see from the photo I was served a rotten potato. Anyone who cooks can recognise the telltale centre. I had asked for fries on the side when... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We called to make sure we could get seats for the lunch special and after getting the okay, arrived about 15 minutes later. The lunch special is a great value, about 14 euros for a drink, 2 courses, and dessert or coffee. I opted for pasta in a creamy tomato sauce that was absolutely divine. My second course was hake,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say to this restaurant? What also can I say about Pablo the owner? Initially we planned to have dinner in a local and traditional Spanish restaurant. Searching on trip advisor we found a rest 2 blocks from La Tragantua that was full. Asking the waiter a recommendation he gave us not only this, he was guiding us... More 

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Seaside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place hands down was one of the highlights while in Spain. It was my last day and I found this place on Yelp and boy did it not disappoint. We were given a table very quickly and we ordered el menu del dia, which came with an appetizer, main course, dessert and a drink all that for only 13€.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in Madrid for work (in art) and had to organise a dinner for about ten people. A Spanish friend recommended La Tragantua and we were all so lucky he did. The dinner grew to 16 people, taking up half the restaurant, but the staff couldn't have been warmer or more helpful. The food was absolutely delicious, as was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place!! We made it to the restaurant around 3:30 and we're lucky enough to grab the last table. The host was very gracious and was very excited to have us. Everyone spoke excellent English and helped us with the menu. We sat right by the kitchen and watched everything come out. This made it very difficult to choose our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
13:30 - 16:30
Tuesday
13:30 - 16:30
21:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
13:30 - 16:30
21:00 - 23:30
Thursday
13:30 - 16:30
21:00 - 23:30
Friday
13:30 - 16:30
21:00 - 23:30
Saturday
13:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Veronica 4, 28014 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Huertas
  • Neighbourhood: Huertas
  • Phone Number: +34 914 20 31 08

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Huertas

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Huertas
Also known as Barrio de las Letras, Huertas was once home to prominent literary figures, Miguel de Cervantes and Lope de Vega among them. The neighbourhood is committed to celebrating its rich heritage: Calle Huertas itself is inlaid with quotes from celebrated authors, street names pay homage to them, and second-hand bookshops pervade. Huertas receives a fair amount of spillover from the center — side streets around Plaza Santa Ana take on a foreign party atmosphere at night, and you always see young backpackers navigating the streets — but as you descend into the neighbourhood, everything becomes a little more cramped and slightly less refined, and takes on more of an underground feel. Live music is at the heart of Huertas: by night, its subdued bars are ideal for meeting friends, sipping cocktails, and chatting quietly while enjoying jazz or singer-songwriter performances.
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