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La Catedral

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Carrera San Jeronimo 16, Madrid, Spain
+34915233556
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Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Underwhelming

La Catedral looks really inviting and promises good food at a good price, however it has a sort of dark, gothic feel. the waiter and waitress shuffling back and forward to the bar and kitchen shouting instructions to someone or other, seemingly oblivious to the dining guests. The food came and was... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
fairtravellersm
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I am normally forgiving in my reviews/ estimation of restaurants. I don't have a tripadvisor account however I have been prompted to set up an account by the appalling experience my friend and I endured over the course of an hour in this establishment. Firstly we received cochinillo- a stalwart of Spanish cuisine and something that I truly enjoy. What... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

La Catedral looks really inviting and promises good food at a good price, however it has a sort of dark, gothic feel. the waiter and waitress shuffling back and forward to the bar and kitchen shouting instructions to someone or other, seemingly oblivious to the dining guests. The food came and was poor an expensive.

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81 reviews 81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Walking from our hotel, near the Prado Museum, our group of 8 came across this charming and bustling restaurant which summed up much of what eating in Madrid seems to be about. Between us we sampled a variety of dishes including a delicious vegetable paella. We would highly recommend the daily Specials menu which was excellent value at €18 and... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

La Catedral looks really inviting and promises good food at a good price - once inside it has a sort of dark, gothic cathedral feel and stretches all the way through to the back door. The menu promised outside de-materialised and my first three choices were not available. My fourth choice was served haphazardly - the waiter and waitress shuffling... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Very well priced, superb service and the food was of a very high (and large) standard. It is just off Plaza de sol...so in a nice spot for a meal and then a walk around for post dinner drinks. Will return.

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Noticed unique decor from street and enjoyed the experience. Got a table in a fake Gothic booth and had the 16€ menu. This included 3 tapas, one mains of tasty fish and one desert. Tapas including gambas were especially good. Would recommend this restaurant if you want a different experience on a budget!

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Dromore, United Kingdom
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36 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

I was here at Christmas, and the service was woeful. But the food and surroundings were terrific. This time around it first class all the way. The food is still flawless. Treated like a queen by the serving staff from start to finish. Giving a good window table without asking. The whole meal was served with perfect timing. €11.40 for... More 

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Chanteloup-les-Vignes, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

On the main board, the price for a paella for 2 people is 16euros, and on the menu it is for each people. It is not the same at all ! More, they said 20 minutes for waiting but it was 45minutes. No 'thank you', no 'good bye', so no tips ! Even if the meal was good, no way... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

"Menú del día" which serves until 16.30 everyday is the probably the best deal. (It is under 12€ as of March 2015.) Even though there is menu in English, sometimes it is not fairly translated, which proves that they offer the most authentic Spanish food. You are not just paying for the food, but also the ambiance and the true... More 

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Alderley Edge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Fabulous building, food was good, service absolutely appalling. I have no idea who owns this restaurant but she/he needs to sack the front of house staff and the manager. The meals we ordered were not what arrived but, in fairness, the fish dishes that did arrive were good. But, we when we asked to change one of the plates as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carrera San Jeronimo 16, Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34915233556

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centro

Neighborhood Profile
Centro
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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