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“Excellent experience”
Review of Casa Alberto

Casa Alberto
Ranked #268 of 10,784 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$22 - US$34
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Huertas
Description: Initially, Casa Alberto was simply tavern that dispatched wined accompanied with hard-boiled eggs, freshwater crayfish, etc. Nowadays, Casa Alberto is a staunch defender of the succulent and healthy cuisine of Madrid, bringing am edgy touch by its chef Mario Pilar Quiroga. Amongst the well-known specialties of Casa Alberto are: TYPICAL DISHES:Madrilenian Callos Tripe, Madrilenian Snails, Madrilenian Hand of Lamb, Madrilenian Cod, Ox Tail Stew, Beef Cheek or Veal Meatballs. AVANT-GARDES DISHES: Peppers Stuffed Squid in Ink, Grilled Octopus on Hummus and Tomato Vinaigrette, Grilled Mushroom With Gorgonzola, Beef Tenderloin with Apple Ali-Oli and Iberian Pork with Caramelized Onion and Vermouth Sauce. OUR DESSERTS: Classic Fried Milk, Black Chocolate Coulant with Mango Ice Cream, Mascarpone Cup With Berries and Homemade Cake Egg Custard. Besides our famous tapas the entire restaurant menu can be enjoyed also at the bar, one of the oldest in Madrid.
Melbourne
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“Excellent experience”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

We were recommend this tapas bar/restaurant by our hotel (Hotel Catalonia Plaza Mayor). We arrived, did not know much about the menu or wine. The waiter, Herman, who looks after the tapas bar, gave us 2 glasses of white wine which went down a treat (wine from Reuda region). The food was excellent - calamari & croquettes. You receive free basket of bread and the bread is so good it reminds me of bread from France. Our wine glasses emptied pretty quick, we looked around to get another, and suddenly it was ordered for us and delivered to us. Food was also efficient in arriving. We ended going back another night & Herman gave us a table ahead of others as we were repeat offenders. He gave us the same wine again, but this time we ordered different food. This tapas bar is buzzing, people jam in standing at the bar and crowding themselves around the tables. I would highly recommend this bar, great atomsphere

Visited May 2014
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Casa A, Gerente at Casa Alberto, responded to this review, 7 July 2014
Google Translation
Muchas gracias Jenny por tus buenas críticas sobre el restaurante, sabemos que los clientes nos piden lo mejor y nosotros intentamos que estén siempre a gusto. Felicitaremos a Herman por tus amables palabras con él y te esperamos para cuando quieras volver.

Saludos y gracias de nuevo
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Paris, France
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“Great Service, traditional with a twist”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

Great Service at Casa Alberto, the food is traditional with a modern twist (apple gin-tonic with yogurt "espuma" for dessert). Worth visiting.

  • Visited May 2014
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Casa A, Gerente at Casa Alberto, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Thank you Nicolas for your opinion and for your visit. Casa Alberto waits you at anytime.

Regards
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Stockholm, Sweden
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71 reviews
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“Fillet of beef a joke”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

t looked promising. Great atmosphere and crowded in the bar. The starters were not bad (the Castilian soup was really good). For the main course, I ordered beef cheek, my friends lamb cutlet and beef tenderloin (medium) with apple aioli. The first two dishes were okay or even excellent. But the beef seemed to be forgotten in the grill pan. When we took a closer look, it did not look like beef tenderloin at all (more like a pork chop). Well, my friend complained and the waiter took away the so-called beef tenderloin. After ten minutes or so he came back with a double folded entrecote on the plate! My friend gave up. But if they had no beef in the fridge then why pretend? Unfortunately we cannot recommend Casa Alberto to anyone this time.

  • Visited May 2014
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wilts
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“Traditional Fare”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

This was a more expensive meal than the ones we had been eating in the tapas cafes around Plaza Santa Ana. The service was excellent and helpful, one waiter spoke a little English to compliment our basic Spanish. The starter I had merits particular mention - it was a chilled asparagus soup poured around a warm prawn, avocado and tomato salad. Delicious! My husband enjoyed a stuffed squid dish and we drank a Madrid red wine which was new to us. Excellent if you want a classy traditional meal with touches of innovation.

Visited April 2014
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Bolton UK
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“Book in advance because it gets full”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

This is a real gem of a place. We booked in advance via the internet as there were 6 of us. We arrived and were seated on a table at the back. We ordered wine and whilst we were deciding whether or not to have starters a plate of croquettas arrived so that was a decision we didn't have to make. For main courses we had a a various dishes including lamb cutlets, ox tail, cows cheek and tripe casserole. All were totally delicious. Then for puddings! My brother in law and I had the leche frita and were wondering what 'fried milk' would be. Squares of custard, and almost savoury but very nice after a rich main course. My sister chose to have the cheesecake but I thought she was going to cry when my uncle cut into his dark chocolate fondant. She is going back! And I hope we all do. Interesting porcelain in the gents toilet.

  • Visited April 2014
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