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Restaurante El Gaitero

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Calle Alamo 3, 28015 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 47 34 71
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

NEVER GO HERE 100%, DO NOT HEED MY WARNING BAD FOOD, our group were insanely ripped off and served a 100 EURO BILL for some weeny pork chops with sal. Fine dining prices, low dining cuisine.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

The mushroom appetizer was almost as good as my mothers. Outstanding. The kabobs were also very good as was the rice pudding dessert. It's my third day in Spain and this was my best meal yet.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2013 via mobile

There is a difference between getting "ripped off" and being open to an experience one might not otherwise have when you take a chance. Sure, this is a little pricey, and you should ALWAYS know the price before making a commitment. However, we had a great lunch for 69 euros and had the experience of an authentic upscale, neighborhood restaurant... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2013

I was in Madrid, Spain with some friends on Good Friday when a lot of the non-touristy restaurants are closed. I had been to El Gaitero on a previous trip to Madrid and had saved the card. I rang up and was pleasantly surprised to find out that they were open. We were greeted enthusiastically by the owner, Paco, who... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2012 via mobile

Very expensive, average quality, avoid. When we went in we were welcomed as now we know we were marks.. There was no menu given and we thought it would be reasonable like we had found it on other restaurants of the beaten track. End result, 96 euro for two people, no desert, one bottle of ordinary red. Avoid!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2012

I tripped over this little gem quite by accident and was totally delighted! I had been looking for a proper little restaurant that served real Jamon Iberico and this place truly measured up to the mark! The menu is simple and straightford very high quality ingredients and cooked to perfection. The (presumeably) owner was very welcoming and offered excellent service.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Alamo 3, 28015 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Malasana
  • Neighbourhood: Malasana
  • Phone Number: +34 915 47 34 71

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Staying in Malasana

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Malasana
Hip bars and galleries, independent theaters and music venues, young people with tattoos and funky hair, narrow winding streets — this is Malasaña. Near the center, Plaza Dos de Mayo is a gathering of friends outside bars, dog owners, artists under craft tents, and creative types with notebooks and sketchpads on the plaza’s benches. It may not be as neat and tidy as many other parts of the city, but this only adds to the Malasaña edge. Shops and bars here range from hippie-crunchy to upscale trendy, and on weekends, the streets are bustling around the clock as the nightlife progresses from dinner to bar to disco to late-night food. On the west side of the neighbourhood is the subdistrict called Conde Duque, named after a large pink fort in its center that has been converted into a cultural center for exhibitions and performances. Prettier yet just as edgy, this intimate corner of Malasaña is home to a young international community.
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