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La Taberna del Capitan Alatriste

Calle Grafal, 7, Madrid, Spain (Centro)
913661883
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Ranked #311 of 6,456 restaurants in Madrid
Price range: $50 - $64
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Centro
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Centro
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English first
New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We were two couples who shared quite a large but utterly delicious meal of octopus, squid, garlic soup,lamb, blood sausage, bull tail and roast suckling pig. The service was highly professional and friendly and you can tell that they take a great deal of pride in their food, wine and overall establishment. For a change of pace, it was nice... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We had a night in Madrid while staying near the airport. One of the desk staff recommended we stroll around the area centered on Plaza San Andres for dinner. We wanted tapas but we don't eat pork or ham, and many of the places along Calle Don Pedro and the Calle Cava Baja were bursting with people. We came across... More

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Sydney, Australia
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173 reviews 173 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

If you are an amateur of Arturo Perez Reverte's novels, or just a gourmet, go there! Great location, nice replica of a medieval tavern, the atmosphere of the Captain Alatriste is there. Nice menu with excellent ham, grilled chillies, fantastic olives and olive oil on toasted bread already put in appetite. Then a suckling pig should feed you properly! Beware... More

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New York City
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

The setting is really nice, and some of the food -- particularly the gratis bacon bits to start -- was outstanding. But, my roast pork didn't quite live up to the other reviews, and we didn't find the waitstaff particularly accommodating. (We had an odd experience to start: it was obvious from our entrance that we didn't speak much Spanish,... More

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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87 reviews 87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

We had dinner here based on the great TA reviews. But we found it just okay. We got charged almost 10 euros for bread which we did not order. Food was good but overpriced. Staff was not overly friendly. I would say the ambiance was unique though. Overall okay experience.

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Cortes de la Frontera
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Lovely atmosphere which made us feel we wanted to come back again to sample the restaurant. Free tapas with each drink. The wine was delicious and the staff were very friendly. Hope to return on this visit to Madrid.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Just far enough from the tourist trap restaurants around plaza Mayor, with a terrace in a narrow and quiet walking street. A bit expensive (30-40€ a person), but really tasty quality food.

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7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

First of all, the staff. They were all really nice, polite and made us feel at home. The food was simply amazing! We had grilled calamari and roasted pork. Just the best pork I've ever had! The restaurant is very clean and the atmosphere is comfy. Besides, if it's a warm evening, you can dine outside, it's very good. All... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We have tried Cochinillo in so many places over the years, but have to say that this was by far the best: very succulent and full of flavour. Add to that the beautiful surroundings, the delicious wine (which was from the Madrid region), and the outstanding customer service, and you have the most perfect September evening. We can't thank the... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Outside dining environment estupendo! Service and food excellent as well. Stumbled onto this place late our first night in Madrid and it was magical. Warm summer evening, outside dining on a quiet street, with a wait staff that made us feel special. Classic Madrid gazpacho and cold almond soup were scrumptous. We also had ham croquettes and the house specialty... More

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