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Taberna Mariano

#1,571 of 7,282 Restaurants in Madrid
#1,651 of 7,499 Places to Eat in Madrid
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Huertas
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Calle Lope de Vega, 25, 28014 Madrid, Spain
91 429 29 93
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Moderately-priced meal in a local hangout in the Barrio de letras

A casual place for locals, moderately priced. Excellent peppers (pimientos), either grilled and salted or with that delicious ventresca (tuna). Good boquerones al vinagre, too. My friend speaks for the croquetas, which I personally have never much cared for. But she says they're good. House wines... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2008
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Eugene, OR
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Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our last night in Madrid, thanks in part to Mariano. The homey atmosphere and delicious food was just what we were looking for. We had no room for dessert, but couldn't pass up the complimentary cookies.

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I was excited to try this restaurant, but it was a very bad decision. First, they charge €1.50 each person for a stale piece of bread without asking first if we wanted it. Then we ordered the food was overpriced. €6.50 a bowl of Gazpacho and €10.50 for scrambled eggs with mushrooms. The waiter forgot two of our plates, and... More 

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Evans Head, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

11 euro for fixed lunch menu. Great value. Good food. Great service. We don't speak Spanish but were made very welcome.

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Santorini, Greece
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We found this little gem on the way back from a walk in Parque El Retiro at lunchtime. The tiles caught our attention and when we saw that the customers seemed to be mostly locals and Spanish, we decided to try it out. We were greeted by a very nice waiter and ordered a liter of the best Sangria we... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

First meal at Madrid and had a real feel of the Spanish food. I don't think this place is too tourist we sew alot of locals. Great food, good services.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Taberna Mariano was a great find for me. It is located a block or so behind the Palace Hotel within walking distance of the Prado Museum. Mariano is small, only about eight tops, so you will have to arrive early to be seated promptly. I ate lunch there on two consecutive days and locals had taken every table by 2... More 

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Eugene, OR
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2008

A casual place for locals, moderately priced. Excellent peppers (pimientos), either grilled and salted or with that delicious ventresca (tuna). Good boquerones al vinagre, too. My friend speaks for the croquetas, which I personally have never much cared for. But she says they're good. House wines are reasonably priced and perfectly fine, and the gruff but welcoming patron and his... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Lope de Vega, 25, 28014 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Huertas
  • Neighborhood: Huertas
  • Phone Number: 91 429 29 93

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Huertas
Also known as Barrio de las Letras, Huertas was once home to prominent literary figures, Miguel de Cervantes and Lope de Vega among them. The neighborhood is committed to celebrating its rich heritage: Calle Huertas itself is inlaid with quotes from celebrated authors, street names pay homage to them, and second-hand bookshops pervade. Huertas receives a fair amount of spillover from the center — side streets around Plaza Santa Ana take on a foreign party atmosphere at night, and you always see young backpackers navigating the streets — but as you descend into the neighborhood, everything becomes a little more cramped and slightly less refined, and takes on more of an underground feel. Live music is at the heart of Huertas: by night, its subdued bars are ideal for meeting friends, sipping cocktails, and chatting quietly while enjoying jazz or singer-songwriter performances.
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