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El Mollete

Calle de la Bola, 4, 28013 Madrid, Spain
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Ranked #113 of 6,501 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

It says it all that we only stayed in Madrid for 3 nights, but visited this restaurant twice. The owner of the apartment we stayed in recommended El Mollete, and being in the area after touring the Royal Palace we decided to have a look. It is very cute and rustic. The food was up there with the best we've... More

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Pennsylvania
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152 reviews 152 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We found this restaurant very close to our hotel near the Opera station and the Royal Palace. Very small tapas bar with about 6 tables upstairs. Excellent food, very reasonable. Waiter did not speak English very well, but we did not have a problem ordering and had a delicious meal. Would recommend!

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Newtown, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Wow! What a wonderful meal.... We dined on out of this world goat cheese covered in phyllo- we ordered it twice-, squid that was so delicately cooked it almost melted in your mouth and the not to be missed- Broken eggs. Each dish was lovingly prepared by the owner and brought out and presented as the work of art that... More

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Astoria, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

It is off the beaten path, and patronized by many locals. The people who work there are so kind and helpful. They are well loved by the folks in the neighborhood. We went here every night for a drink after a long day of sight seeing. They were always friendly and made great recommendations on wine and food. Check out... More

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Groton, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We were very excited to go to this little restaurant but were disappointed by our experience. We order a plate of croquettes, a tuna dish, and wine. The wine tasted old, the croquettes were fine, but the tuna was awful..we couldn't even eat it. The place is very small, some would say cozy or quaint, I would say tight and... More

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Tarragona, Spain
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Small and not with too much confort, supply this with the oustanding food and service. Due mandatory reservation if you want to ensure to have room there. Try the classic, but also follow waiter reccomendations

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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Made a reservation at El Mollete after hearing good reviews on TripAdvisor and my husband and I were glad we did it! The portions are bigger than your typical Spanish tapas which I think is value for money for a lovely night out. For 2 people we shared 3 tapas between us (as recommended by the waiter) and enjoyed the... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

You can eat vegetables and fish (tuna!) here if you want a healthier option than the usual meat and cheese. Intimate with tables for 12 people upstairs and a 4- top table plus bar with mostly standing room downstairs. It was relaxing dining with nice lighting unlike some tapas places. Large portions; two tapas was plenty for the two of... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Arriving late in Madrid on a Friday evening we weren't sure where to go to eat. Checked on Trip Advisor and made our way to El Mollete. Very, very busy and very small. However, one of the members of staff, moved some people out of the way and made room for us. We had an excellent meal of broken eggs,... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

This restaurant was universally recommended by almost everyone I met in Madrid.Very authentic , cozy tapas place with great service.

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