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El Tigre

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Calle Infantas 30, 28004 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 32 00 72
11:30 - 02:30
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 01:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:30
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Turku, Finland
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

The service was fast but a bit rude. Didn't mind that since the food was tasty and for the price of a drink you get a lovely plate full of traditional tapas. Sangria was also really tasty.

1 Thank Johanna H
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

A must in Madrid! Typical Spanish experience! A lit of locals eating standing with free tapas when you order a drink. And if you tip the waiter you'll get better tapas! Be generous and you'll have a great time! I recommend it!

1 Thank Raphlausanne
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Friends that live in Madrid took me there cause they "knew" the place. They were there once and "they liked it", they got 3 beers and tapas for 7,5 euros and said "it was ok". This time I went there with them on a saturday"s evening, we ordered 3 normal beers (o,4 or 0,5 l), the waiter brought them and... More 

Thank Saša C
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We came here from a friends recommendation. They said this place was great for a beer and tapas. This was a first stop after landing in Madrid. We walked in and didn't really know the lay of the land. We looked at the menu and took the advice of the waiter... ordered the steak and plate of fries with shishido... More 

1 Thank Joy L
Athens, Greece
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

beers and the foods is just dropped in front of you by rude staff. the plates and glasses were filthy and the food was terrible. too cramped and generally rushed. dirty floors, plates and food.

Thank gerath
Boston, Massachusetts
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447 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Classic stop that has a very typical Spanish feel. A bit pricey at 5-6 euros a pint, but they do give you heaping plates of delicious tapas for free with the drinks. Lots of locals, not full of tourists. Gets really crowded on Friday/Saturday nights but lovely and open on weeknights. Definitely stop in for an authentic tapas experience.

Thank Kait_De
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Our first night in Madrid we went to el Tigre. I heard good things online and from a friend in Barcelona. As you walk in you order drinks immediately and you find a place to stand (it's always packed). After receiving your drinks they bring HUGE tapas plate free of charge. The drinks are a bit overpriced but it you're... More 

Thank Daisy L
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114 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit. Drinks are more expensive but offset by the enormous plate s of tapas. Bit rough and ready but atmospheric and friendly.

Thank Rae L
Madrid, Spain
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Ex pat going on 4 years in Madrid. Most tourists don't know about El Tigre. There are several throughout the center of Madrid. For the price of a beer around 4€ you get a huge plate of various tapas. Spanish omelet, ham, pancetta, manchego cheese, etc. It's a good place to go to experience Spanish tapas at a great price.... More 

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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481 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Nice place for drinks, although a large beer or coke is 6 Euros. They give you plenty of tapas, but concentrate on volume as opposed to quality. OK for beer food if you are on a session, but I would try elsewhere if you want some good quality ingredients.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$26
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Infantas 30, 28004 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Chueca
  • Neighbourhood: Chueca
  • Phone Number: +34 915 32 00 72

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Staying in Chueca

Neighbourhood Profile
Chueca is the hip, gay neighbourhood of Madrid where many of the streets are narrow and intimate, but where the hustle and bustle and the eclectic storefronts and people give it a distinctly urban feel. The main thoroughfare is Calle Hortaleza and the main square is Plaza Chueca, completely filled with terraza tables serving copas (mixed drinks) during summer. A mixture of trendy and grungy, some of the adult businesses here are explicitly racy in their signage. From the rainbow flags to the signs above the entrances of its many funky bars, to the date spot restaurants, Chueca is a vibrant and colorful place. It's always interesting to explore the different corners of Chueca by day, and by night, the area becomes a major nightlife destination when the clubs open their doors.
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