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La Ancha

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Neighbourhood:
Paseo del Prado
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Calle Zorrilla 7, 28014 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 29 81 86
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13:30 - 16:30
21:30 - 23:30
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Mon - Sat 13:30 - 16:30
21:30 - 23:30
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Bethesda, Maryland
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59 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2014

Went here with a friend after being away from Madrid for a long time. Was pleased overall with the meal, sampling their partridge salad and garlic shrimp as starters, with sea bass as the main course. After spending my summer eating the freshest possible fish in Galicia, I was unsure about the quality of fish we would be served. I... More 

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Piermont, New York
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182 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2014

We started at a disadvantage as this was our first day in Madrid after the trans atlantic flight, so we basically opened the place with an 8:30 reservation. Needless to say we were the first diners of the evening and we did not linger long to see if it became crowded. We both enjoyed our meals though I still laugh... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2014

This is truly a very tradition restaurant. If that is the kind of food and experience you are looking for then this place is definitely right for you. The food is delicious but it's on the pricey side. I personally found the atmosphere to be a bit stuffy.

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London
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123 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Not many tourists know this place. It serves good and real (not typical touristy though) Spanish food. Tourists will not have heard of it even though it is close to some of the major sights but hidden away in a small street. I go there mainly for the Armando escalope (ask for the half portion) and the yoghurt with fig... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

A lot of restaurants seem to be closed on mondays, so we were plrased to find this 150m from our hotel. We hadn't nooked for dinner but easily fitted in. There's a menu in English and staff who are friendly. Dishes we had (avocado salad starter and escabeche of partridge salad starter) were stunningly good. Mains pretty good too. Nice... More 

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Marseille, France
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185 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2013

Very friendly and efficient staff. Food is very good but on the expensive side......no wonder as this is just behind the parliament and many politicians have lunch here. I will definitely go there again.

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Thank Nicolas C
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

I told the mayor domo that I had read wonderful things about the food and asked what he would recommend. Started with River Crab salad - smothered in mayonnaise that dwarfed all other flavors. Good texture - lacked acidity. Main course - Dorado a la sal. Slightly overcooked, lacking in flavor. Boring. The salad was extraordinary - extremely fresh. Service... More 

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Milano
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77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2013

We were there in a group and we got the private room. First came the butter. In a long wooden jar. What an experience eaten with crispy fresh bread! Very advisable! Forget the fat! Then taste the olive oil with the butter. Another great experience. Then the hamon (ham) iberico, super!, then anchovis fried and so on as entries. All... More 

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New York City, NY, United States
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60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2012

After an absolutely horrible flight from Barcelona I just wanted a great meal, I found that and more at La Ancha. We arrived around 10pm and the street was deserted but a large family was sitting in the window of La Ancha and my girlfriend and I strolled in and were greeted warmly. The place looked elegant with white very... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2011

Just behind the parliament (Cortes) building lies hidden a secret tip - La Ancha. This restaurant is old fashioned - in a good way. The owner, Benigno, greets you personally, if you're waiting for your party you'll be offered an aperitif and a newspaper. Your fellow guests will most likely be a mix of ministers, parliamentary deputies, journalists and art... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$33 - US$134
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
13:30 - 16:30
21:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
13:30 - 16:30
21:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
13:30 - 16:30
21:30 - 23:30
Thursday
13:30 - 16:30
21:30 - 23:30
Friday
13:30 - 16:30
21:30 - 23:30
Saturday
13:30 - 16:30
21:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Zorrilla 7, 28014 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Paseo del Prado
  • Neighbourhood: Paseo del Prado
  • Phone Number: +34 914 29 81 86

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Paseo del Prado

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Paseo del Prado
The area around the elegant Paseo del Prado boulevard is much-visited by both locals and tourists. The world-famous Prado, the Reina Sofia, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza museums form a triangle of art and culture that spans this grand and beautiful avenue. On weekdays, the Prado Museum opens its doors for free after-work hours, drawing a diverse and excited queue of art lovers that wraps around the block. Palacio de Cibeles and Círculo de Bellas Artes cultural centers are other artsy hangouts to check out, with rooftop bars that provide impressive views of the city. While the Paseo del Prado and its roundabouts form a busy throughway in Madrid, a broad green pedestrian park in the middle is a calm and gorgeous place for a relaxing stroll. Just east of the museums, the Retiro Park is always a confluence of activity as families and friends of all ages take to the pretty paths and lawns to stretch their legs or to have a picnic.
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