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“Good steak in a historical restaurant” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Casa Paco

Casa Paco
Ranked #2,426 of 10,438 Restaurants in Madrid
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Drinks, After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Centro
Naples, Italy
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good steak in a historical restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

Casa Paco was recommended by our hotel and it did not disappoint. We were excited by the fact that Ernest Hemingway frequented the restaurant during his time in Madrid. It's located just off of Plaza Mayor and is a two-story restaurant that has three dining rooms. It is almost impossible to get in without reservations. The place is filled with pictures of many famous people that have dined there. The steak was good to average compared to other steakhouses I have been. All in all I would return to try all the other menu offerings that they have besides steak. If you are a fan of Hemingway this is definitely a must see restaurant.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Richmond, Virginia
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130 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Paco's”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014

If you want steak that is hot on the plate, this is the place to go to. Arrive around 830pm for a glass of wine in the bar before the restaurant opens and let them know you want to dine also. The steaks are thick and seared on the outside, served on an extremely hot platter and are still cooking. If you want your's rare, it is ready. If you want it medium just cut slices and lay them on the platter to continue cooking. The staff is efficient and will help you make your selection. Senor Paco died many years ago, and his presence is missed. Many pictures of famous people who have dinned there in the past to peruse.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank V Wayne Speedy L
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“NOT worth it”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

Personal opinion , Not worth of money and dont have any taste. everyone should be able to make it at home for 10 mins max

Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Skydriver7777
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Stamford, Connecticut
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“This review is for the steak only”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2014

zero ambiance, pretty bad service, other things on the menu are at best average BUT the steak is perfect. As good as any, anywhere at any time.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JonBinCT13
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New York City, New York
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84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Spanish omelette”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2013 via mobile

I cannot speak to the other food or dining room but had a great Spanish omelette and a nice glass of wine at the bar. I am still thinking of that omelette and may have to stop one more time before we leave Madrid. It's a fun place for a drink!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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