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#582 of 9,701 Restaurants in Madrid
££ - £££Spanish
Calle Bailen 14, 28005 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 65 11 32
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
2 weeks ago
“Excellent Northern Spanish Food”
2 Feb 2018
“Quiet after theatre restaurant”
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££ - £££
Calle Bailen 14, 28005 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a gem. You have to follow Carmen's advice about to eat. She serves and (sometimes) cooks. Full of stories about Madrid and its people.

Thank enric b
Reviewed 2 February 2018

Wonderful experience with everything prepared beautifully and our waitress (didn't know her name, but she said she has been there for 35 years). Nice atmosphere! I enjoy it when the staff takes a bit of time to mingle with you. Everything we ordered was wonderful...More

Thank tgoest33
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Found this little gem by accident. Had the croquettes which were little morsels of cream and tasty bites of ham crispy fried. Another delicious appetizer was the little chorizo bites from Navarro. The duck thigh confit was very juicy and not greasy and the fresh...More

Thank Chiquis926
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Amazing Basque food and we went to San Sebastian the next day or something after eating here and Carmen was our wait person. It is not only incredible food, we had 4 preparations of bacalao (cod) and each had it's own distinct flavors, truly amazing....More

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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Sat in their patio overlooking the park. Had ice coffees befor going to watch Flamenco dancing at Corral De La Moreria. Very nice staff.

Thank onebreakfast
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous experience: excellent food, amazing staff, and personal treatment. We arrived at Saturday night with no reservation (after we tried several other restaurants with no luck), yet the staff managed to prepare for us an improvised table. The menu is in Spanish (we don't...More

Thank rabihy
Reviewed 29 December 2014

Great place ! I love this old-fashioned unpretentious restaurant , with real and hearty food and lovely warm service. Must try the cod cooked in any way you prefer , the roast peppers with bonito and the croquetas. This is where the locals do it...More

Thank MissPerpetualMotion
Reviewed 24 September 2014

This restaurant was nearly next door to our apartment, and we’d noticed the number of locals eating there, so we thought we’d check the menu. The lady owner saw us checking the window menu and invited us in to discuss the food etc. She explained...More

Thank Geoff W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Bailen 14, 28005 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid
  • Phone Number: +34 913 65 11 32
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