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Calle de la Bola, 4, 28013 Madrid, Spain
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Ranked #248 of 6,984 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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  • Italian first
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  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

I believe this restaurant is one of the best restaurant in Madrid. food was perfect and price is very good. The only problem is the place is quite small, so you might wait for the table. However, if you don't mind standing around with bear, it is "must-visit" place.

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Hannover, Germany
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We went after getting the tip from a cousin of my wife. My expectations were not very high, but decided to give it a try. After looking for the place it is really small but really worth it! We arrived about 1 pm really early for spanish standards and only the cooking (and owner) lady was there, she was extremelly... More 

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We found this restaurant by chance, just around the corner from our apartment. It was a delight, small cosy with a great atmosphere. The menu was small with great specials, of which we chose 3 sharing plates the owner assured us was plenty for two. The artichoke with cheese just melted in your mouth. Asparagus and mushroom risotto was one... More 

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new jersey
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is not a touristy joint, but a truly family run restaurant on one of the side streets near the Opera. We were referred to this place by the reception desk at the hotel we were staying in. We had asked them for an authentic small scale Spanish restaurant, away from any of the touristy joints. We were really glad... More 

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Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Additional Information about El Mollete

Address: Calle de la Bola, 4, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm  8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm  8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm  8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm  8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm  8:00 pm - 12:00 am

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