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El Pescador

#458 of 8,750 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
££££
Neighbourhood:
Barrio de Salamanca
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Calle Jose Ortega y Gasset 75, 28006 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 02 12 90
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12:30 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:30
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Mon - Sat 12:30 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:30
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Madrid, Spain
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant belongs to Pecaderias Coruñesas' chain. All seafood is prime high quality. Services and staff are extremely good and friendly. If you are a seafood lover, definitely you have to plan to eat here.

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1 Thank Jose N
Level Contributor
50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

they distribute the fish in madrid so their product is great. the only thing is that the service is ok and the prices are very high.

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Thank Olivia M
Toulouse, France
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's one of my favourite restaurants in Madrid and certainly THE fish & seafood restaurant. Fun ambiance, great service and most importantly great food! The rodaballo was the best I ever had. Start with one of the numerous starters, accompanied by pan de cristal, before enjoying one of the many great fishes they have on the menu. My favourite is... More 

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Thank aviatortls
new york, ny
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Great little seafood place with a fun ambiance. Fish was fresh and delicioso! The tomato pan was amazingly crispy!

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Thank travelguru240
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The tuna tartare was excellent, probably the best I've had. Grouper and sole were also good. Would be nice if a waiter or two spoke English in the restaurant. Very affordable wines.

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Thank Sonia B
Miami, Florida
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71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Another reviewer has said that this place is "quite expensive," and I am sure it can be. Three of us had an excellent dinner there for 135 Euros, including three appetizers, a turbot for three, a dessert, bottled water, and a fine bottle of rosé wine that cost all of 10.50 Euros. More food than we could eat. That is... More 

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Thank Michael G
Bruselas
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Extreme quality of fish and seafood, very well prepared and served, nice seating and environment. Fast service for those who like to be served quickly. Staff rather neutral in the approach, do what they have to but not more. Watch out with ordering seafood by weight (as mentioned on the menu), it is absolutely top quality, incredible really BUT astonishing... More 

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Thank Deletrea
Madrid, Spain
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85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I come to this restaurant often. In my view, this restaurant (along with its sister restaurant O'Pazo) is the best seafood restaurant in Madrid. The highest quality and freshest seafood. Honest and excellent service. I stress the importance of honesty as there are many seafood restaurants that trick clients into the most expensive options. This has never happened to me... More 

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Thank mandreinacardenas
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47 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This place never fails! The food and service are always excellent! Apart from having one of the best or the best material in town, his restaurants relaxed and simple decoration sums up a great experience. Items to order: Tuna tartar excellent Grilled shrimps whether red or white superb Best "salpicon" in town (shrimp, mussels, white fish, onions, vinegar and oil... More 

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Thank Rami S
New York City, New York
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We have visited several "marisquerias" in Madrid. Here the service was exquisite but the food was not up to our expectations. I believe it is a bit more expensive than other similar restaurants in Madrid. I think they have reached a comfort level based on their fame and popularity

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Thank Federico G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:30
Thursday
12:30 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:30
Friday
12:30 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:30
Saturday
12:30 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Jose Ortega y Gasset 75, 28006 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Barrio de Salamanca
  • Neighbourhood: Barrio de Salamanca
  • Phone Number: +34 914 02 12 90

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Barrio de Salamanca

Neighbourhood Profile
Barrio de Salamanca
Broad, tree-lined avenues with pretty streetlights frame the neighbourhood of Barrio Salamanca. With beautiful condominium buildings that make up most blocks in this area, this part of town is refined and quiet. It is also host to a few of the city's large shopping avenues, including Calle Serrano and Calle Jose Ortega y Gasset. A walk down these streets will reveal upscale chains, small boutiques, and plenty of opportunities for shopping or checking out the stylish displays. The locals here are polished and fashionable, the atmosphere is leisurely, and the lush Retiro Park on the southern border is yet another opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. A stroll through Barrio Salamanca is all about admiring the beautiful architecture, window-shopping, and people-watching in this upper-crust corner of Madrid.
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