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La Casa Del Abuelo

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Victoria, 12 Street, 28012 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 21 23 19
11:00 - 00:00
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6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We reserved a table for 5 and ordered a few tapas to share. The sardines tapas were very tasty and the rest of the dishes (garlic shrimps, garlic tomatoes, salmorejo) were good but pricey. The annoying thing was the lack of any knife and especially the raised eyebrows when we asked for some extra small plates to help sharing.

Thank Snegut
New York City, New York
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Get the gambas ajillo with bread! The shrimp is perfectly cooked, and the sauce is good enough to polish off with the bread!

1 Thank SnackCakes
Brookline, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were able to get outdoor seating without a wait, and the shrimp-- our reason for coming-- did not disappoint. Pricey by Madrid standards. Our server was relatively indifferent (compared to much more positive interactions we've had in Madrid).

1 Thank Boarding_Group_4
Oslo, Norway
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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been reading about Abuelo ( Grandfather) before we visit the city. One afternoon we visit the place. We ordered one gambas ajillo , bread and glass of white wine. All food are related to gambas. Genuine place. Worth a visit.

1 Thank Kaare2014
Eustis, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simply put...this is the best shrimp I have had. Our group of five all agreed. Shrimp was served bubbling hot in garlic butter with bread. Would definitely recommend. Going to return for more tapas tonight.

1 Thank travelingwteens
Sydney, Australia
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked past this place and it looked inviting, once inside we were not disappointed, the food and staff were great, all the staff were very helpful with the menu and we had a great night. The Gambas were good as well as the Razor fish, wine by the glass was exceptional for the price. We would visit again when... More 

1 Thank 564norm
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh prawns three ways Portion of fresh prawns tempura Portion of fresh prawns on sticks Fresh prawns in Spanish oil and plenty of garlic Simply so so tasty It's expensive but well worth it With that we only had bread and water we paid 37 euro happily and we will be back for more Best prawns we had in Madrid... More 

1 Thank Elsofany
Enfield, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the stand-up bar twice on a Sunday in March. One of those places which makes you want to plan another trip. Atmospheric - good wine - good food. A bit expensive, but will definitely be back.

1 Thank Graham R
Houston, Texas
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168 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Classic tapas place. The classic gambas were very good with the bread but it is very very pricey compared to other tapas places. If anything just order the small dish of gambas only and no drinks and move on.

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San Anselmo, CA
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65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Saw this restaurant in a Rick Steves video and had to visit. You can't beat shrimp with garlic. One tip - there are two restaurants owned by this family. At one place, you can stand up and eat tapas style and the other (across the street) you can sit down. After a lot of walking we were grateful for the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$32
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Victoria, 12 Street, 28012 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 915 21 23 19
La Casa del Abuelo is one of the Tapas Bars that you can't miss if you visit Madrid. This house is more than 100 years old and it's one of the most representative Taverns in Madrid. Specialities are shrimps in all of its varieties: grilled, with coarse salt and looking for the prefect cooking point and garlic shrimps, served in our terracotta casseroles with virgin olive oil, garlic and parsley.
The tradition is to eat the shrimps with the red sweet wine "El Abuelo" that made this house famous.
Today everything is served the same way than 100 years ago!

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Staying in Centro

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Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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