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El Cucurucho del Mar

#539 of 8,979 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Centro
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Calle Postigo de San Martin 6, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 22 08 95
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10:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 00:00
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Valkeakoski, Finland
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch in this restaurant and food was good quality. Price for Saturday “menu del dia” lunch which includes starter, main, desert and drink was reasonable. Tuna was fresh and tasted very good. Service was very fast, maybe even too fast…

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Thank Jari K
1 review
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

A small traditional place to have nice seafood and tasty deserts too. Especialy mixed seafood for 2 persons plate presentation was more then our expectation. We excited to taste deserts and it was happy end for us. We will visit again. :-)

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Thank AYSIN K
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

This is a small place whose owners are from Galicia. Once you open the door you can smell the nice aroma of seafood. The decoration leans towards a fancy restaurant but the prices are great. Best seafood soup ever! The seafood parrillada is also great.

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Thank Carlos N
Pula, Croatia
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Located in a small side street of the cross road of central city shopping routes you will find this by family run type of restaurant. Its is just pure fresh fish and shellfish from Galicia they serve you "al punto". It is not rich of sauce, but rich of the taste of the product itself that if you are lucky... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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346 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

I think that had the service been more attentive, I would give this place a better rating. We were the only customers in the restaurant and we were constantly searching for a wait staff....both to order and to ask for the check. There are so many other restaurants in this area that they should pick up on their service.

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Thank Sharon L
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Excellent food, not expansive. We ordered an enormous amount of seafood. They are very generous. They have all kinds of seafood. It was very hot in Madrid and the air conditioning was quite a relief.

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Thank Miguel G
San Jose, Costa Rica
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome seafood, best prices, especially for oysters... overall a GREAT experience. Highly recommended!

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Thank Karol G
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is a small but friendly restaurant. Reasonably priced wine. Small but varied menu, fish and seafood cooked perfectly.

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Thank chughes1964
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

During the lunch time we visited this restaurant randomly. For our surprise we had got a bottle of local wine (a good one). They had a tasty gaspacho and salad with salmon. For second meal we tried a fish and big portion of lamb on bone. This restaurant is famous for theirs seafood menu.

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Thank Roman R
Alford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Ate here last night. Great food (Seafood spaghetti & friend had monkfish). Beautifully cooked & we paid less than we paid for rubbish in Plaza Santa Anna the night before. Definitely recommend a visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 00:00
Monday
10:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 00:00
Thursday
10:30 - 00:00
Friday
10:30 - 00:00
Saturday
10:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Postigo de San Martin 6, 28013 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 915 22 08 95

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

Staying in Centro

Neighbourhood Profile
Centro
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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