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“Very nice restaurant near Puerta de Alcalá and Plaza Cibeles”

El Barril de Recoletos
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Ranked #1,479 of 10,690 Restaurants in Madrid
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Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Barrio de Salamanca
Caracas, Venezuela
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Very nice restaurant near Puerta de Alcalá and Plaza Cibeles”
Reviewed 25 August 2013

We just had a nice dinner at this restaurant, quite conveniently located near Puerta de Alcalá, Plaza Cibeles and Parque del Retiro.

This restaurant serves traditional Spanish dishes, with a modern twist. We started with jamón ibérico, tasty croquetas and tortitas de camarones, a delicious green salad garnished with pomegranate, oranges and radishes and a wonderful ensalada de ventresca de bonito (bonito is very similar to tuna fish, but probably better). Then we had a rice marinera, merluza and tuna tartar, and for dessert we had a warm chocolate cake, an apple tart and filloas (like crepes) filled with pastry cream, all served with vanilla ice cream.

The food was all tasty, there was wifi available and we had a good time there. A good option in this month of August, when many restaurants in Madrid are closed for the holidays. I can recommend this restaurant!

  • Visited August 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Just a perfect break”
Reviewed 8 August 2013 via mobile

If you want to go straight to the Spanish point, have a stop in this restaurant ! The people are very nice and the flavores in your plate will remain in your mind for a wile. I really enjoy!

  • Visited August 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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124 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Superb Seafood”
Reviewed 25 May 2013

Nice higher end restaurant with exceptional seafood. The restaurant was well appointed and classier but friendly, very attentive service. Would return to this anytime. All the recommendations were excellent except for the Tortillitas de Cameron which were too greasy but ll the grilled fish and wines were excellent.

Visited May 2013
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Miami, Florida
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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“great food”
Reviewed 3 April 2013 via mobile

We had dinner with friends and the food was really delicious. The fish was excellent! The starters also were very good. would go again.

  • Visited March 2013
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South Florida, Florida
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40 reviews
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“Excellent service”
Reviewed 20 November 2012 via mobile

Had dinner with my wife and received outstanding sevice and great food. The russian salad with merloza was great. The codfish was cooked to perfection. The dinner experience was worth the ?120 we paid. If we had more time in Madrid we would definitely be back

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