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Restaurante El Cocinillas

Calle de San Joaquin 3, 28004 Madrid, Spain
+34 (915) 232 960
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Ranked #556 of 6,456 restaurants in Madrid
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
North Easton, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This little gem prepares food from the owner's grandmother's recipes with some twists. helamb chops were excellent, as well as all the meals my companions had. The Sangria was among the best we tried throughout Spain. A warm, friendly, family place, with awesome eats and drinks and personalized service from the owner

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Madrid, Spain
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It is a very nice place, two blocks away from Fuencarral street. The service is great. The place is smaill, maybe ten tables, so the service is very effective. The menu is limited but with great quality. It will cost you around €60 per couple, including wine and sharing one dessert.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We stumbled upon El Cocinillias on a walk from our hotel and it looked lovely so we booked for the Saturday night. This was by far the best meal we had during our time in Madrid. The restuarant itself is lovely - small with great atmosphere and decoration. The owner is brilliant, he speaks perfect english and made sure we... More

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Burnham Market, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Friendly professional welcome by the owner and staff. A great menu with good quality fresh ingredients. Explanations and recommendations given by the owner who had great English. There was three of us and we all tried something different on the menu and were not disappointed. The food was well presented and full of complimentary flavours; absolutely delicious!!! The owner also... More

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London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

A terrific gastronomic experience found quite by accident. Will be going back here again and again when in Madrid. choice dishes, made with great ingredients and served with professionalism. A well organised enterprise that deserves to go from strength to strength

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Madrid
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Wonderful dishes, knowledgeable service, incredibly fair prices. The focus here is on the food. Get the huevos rotos, then get whatever else you want. Then come again and get other things. Honestly, this place is hugely underrated.

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shanghai
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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

This the best meal I had during my 10 days trip in Spain. Found it on a magazine, i took a taxi going there.(very difficult to find, on a small street) Decoration is simple but cozy, a bit romantic actually, it's like up-graded home style which is what I like. The owner manages the restaurant himself, very welcoming, speaking good... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

When visiting Madrid this family restaurant is a must visit. The food was fantastic and the owner speaks perfect English. You may need to book as it gets busy most evenings but not crowded so very enjoyable.

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New York, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Wonderful, friendly neighborhood restaurant where cooking is taken quite seriously. Just go! Oh, I have to say more because I, um, lack character. Ok, it was our last night in Madrid, a friend who lives in the neighborhood took us and it was a complete treat, a very relaxed end to a great vacation. I was so tired from a... More

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Calgary, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We just saw this place walking by and thought it looked good. It opens at 9:00 pm and got full shortly thereafter. The owner is great. He took time to go over the whole menu with us. Delicious wine and food recommendations. We made reservations to go back. Do yourself a favour and go.

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