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La Parra

#648 of 7,615 Restaurants in Madrid
#695 of 7,845 Places to Eat in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Chamberi
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Monte Esquinza, 34, 28010 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 19 54 98
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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Restaurante tradicional con toques innovadores. Abierto hace 32 anos pero...
Restaurante tradicional con toques innovadores. Abierto hace 32 anos pero muy cuidado. Apostamos por la cocina "honesta", poniendo gran enfasis en el producto. Carta renovada cada seis meses y siempre con sugerencias de temporada. Decoracion agradable que invita a la sobremesa, sin doble turno. Ambiente de negocios a mediodia. Por la noche, las velas, luz baja y musica hace que se pueda disfrutar de una cena romantica o de amigos sin problemas de ruidos.
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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Worthy lunch diversion

We were fortunate to have been able to grab lunch before catching a flight out of Madrid. The food was excellent and worth a trip back. Try the suckling pig for something really special.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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English first
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83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We were fortunate to have been able to grab lunch before catching a flight out of Madrid. The food was excellent and worth a trip back. Try the suckling pig for something really special.

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Hampton, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The food at La Parra is nearly as good as the previous reviews would have you believe. The ambience too is cosy and comfortable. Why then have I only awarded the restaurant three stars? Simply because of some service shortcomings that were annoying at the time and could so easily have been rectified by an apologetic or even explanatory word.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Just back from 48 hours in Madrid. Gathering with friends or business lunch? this is a super option. The place is cosy and staff are very friendly, but has that certain something that elevates it to far above your average restaurant in Madrid. We were introduced by local friends and we now make it a sure shot when we are... More 

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Wyoming, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is how my American parents would rate this lovely, warm feeling restaurant. Soft music in the background, candle light and a corner table made for a relaxing setting. We found the staff to be attentive and willing to guide us through the menu. The hake and steak were both prepared and presented well. Wine recommendation was perfect. An excellent... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Took a large party of 15 people here for dinner and we were all impressed. The atmosphere is great, a bit like dining in someones admittedly large home dining room. I tried the mixed tempura starter and then the Beef steak, which was amazing but pretty large. Would definitely come back here.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Many good restaurants come and go, especially in Madrid, but this is long established for good reason. The menu is relatively short but varied, the cooking first class and the service and atmosphere without fault. It opens at 9.00pm, almost all other diners were local and people without a reservation were turned away because there is only one sitting, which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Very good fish! Very thanks to chef! Interesting working time as for people who not from Spaine: from 13-00 to 16-00 and then from 21-00 to 00-00

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

La Parra was recommended by a local as "special" , it delivered. We enjoyed a delicious meal, lovely wines and the atmosphere was fantastic. Given it was a slower night, during holiday, we did get the sense the staff was ready to go home, so don't take the latest reservation time, as you might feel a bit rushed. However, on... More 

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Wincanton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Six of us went for dinner last night. The menu is a type of fusion international with a Spanish twist. The highlight of the starters was the Toyota soup. Really excellent. For the main course the fish dishes were the best. Three of us had the tempura cod which was delicious. Service was good and we were not kept waiting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

I've been with few guests at this restaurants a couple of times. Good and fast service, great jamon and good food. The tartare was the only plate that didn't thrill me so far. As the establishment is small I reccomend to reserve a table in case of a weekend visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Monte Esquinza, 34, 28010 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Chamberi
  • Neighborhood: Chamberi
  • Phone Number: +34 913 19 54 98

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 37 - 90
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business

Description

Restaurante tradicional con toques innovadores. Abierto hace 32 anos pero muy cuidado. Apostamos por la cocina "honesta", poniendo gran enfasis en el producto. Carta renovada cada seis meses y siempre con sugerencias de temporada. Decoracion agradable que invita a la sobremesa, sin doble turno. Ambiente de negocios a mediodia. Por la noche, las velas, luz baja y musica hace que se pueda disfrutar de una cena romantica o de amigos sin problemas de ruidos.
Open Hours
Monday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Staying in Chamberi

Neighborhood Profile
Chamberi
Multi-story residential buildings decorated with ornate balconies line the traditional, quiet, and pretty streets of Chamberí. Humble storefronts and neighborhood taverns are scattered across the lower levels down every block, and here and there, there's a cluster of tables on the sidewalk. It isn't ever crowded, but people are always out, poking into the tiny bakeries, hardware stores, and tobacco shops, or ducking into a bright, unadorned cerveceria to have a coffee or beer by the bar, flip through the paper, and check the sports score. The round Plaza Olavide, where the fairly regular network of streets breaks form, is among the most green and lively spots. Restaurants line its circumference and sought-after outdoor tables fill the center of the plaza, where people relax to the sounds of kids playing and street musicians' tunes.
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