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Restaurante El Cocinillas

#784 of 7,612 Restaurants in Madrid
#836 of 7,842 Places to Eat in Madrid
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Malasana
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Calle de San Joaquin 3, 28004 Madrid, Spain
+34 (915) 232 960
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7:30 am - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 7:30 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely evening

We had a reservation at 21h ( they only take bookings at 21 or 23) and when we went in there was no one there, however in just 5 min the whole place was full... We ordered white wine which was lovely and as a starter baked aubergine with mozzarella and then meatballs and a great veal dish...all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Madrid, Spain
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Lisbon, Portugal
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107 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The food, the restaurant, the staff, the drinks... All was perfect and excellent! From the starters to the deserts, everything is amazing in this restaurant. All of the food prices are very similar, so are the plate food amount. So you won't leave the place feeling starving. Deserves a visit and you will love it!

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Madrid, Spain
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had a reservation at 21h ( they only take bookings at 21 or 23) and when we went in there was no one there, however in just 5 min the whole place was full... We ordered white wine which was lovely and as a starter baked aubergine with mozzarella and then meatballs and a great veal dish...all absolutely tasteful... More 

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20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

A small cozy restaurant that easily could have been somewhere in the country side, with a high level of both service and cuisine. Well recommended!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We had a table for 8 friends, few days before New Years. For starters we shared "fungui croquets", "avocado/squid tartar" and "Scrambled eggs with parmigiano, etc.", two of each. We were in general quite satisfied about them, depending of the person loved more one or another one but in general good standard. As mains, we ordered the lamb dish, "carrillera"... More 

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Madrid
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This is in such a cute street-- looking out the front window is the quintessential Spain experience-- pink building with lovely balconies full of flowers. It makes you feel happy! Service was excellent. Food was good. the appetizer and bread and wine were fabulous. My cordero could have been more tender. Was not such a fan of the dessert though... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Or, more accurately, modern Mediterranean Rim! We had a Sunday lunch here and were well pleased. Talk of a possible Michelin star is wide of the mark, but the choice is good, the food beautifully presented and well cooked. The value is extraordinary! Ambience modern, clean and minimalist and service cheerful and efficient. This is just a thoroughly nice place... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Excellent food, superb atmosphere - Master of the Game is its Owner - Chef. Small, lovely, cozy and warm place. The restaurant, where all boundaries diaper. Should be visited before and after they will be ranked on Michelin list (very soon, I'm sure)!

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North Easton, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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45 restaurant reviews
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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle de San Joaquin 3, 28004 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Malasana
  • Neighborhood: Malasana
  • Phone Number: +34 (915) 232 960
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Friday
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
7:30 am - 12:30 am

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Staying in Malasana

Neighborhood Profile
Malasana
Hip bars and galleries, independent theaters and music venues, young people with tattoos and funky hair, narrow winding streets — this is Malasaña. Near the center, Plaza Dos de Mayo is a gathering of friends outside bars, dog owners, artists under craft tents, and creative types with notebooks and sketchpads on the plaza’s benches. It may not be as neat and tidy as many other parts of the city, but this only adds to the Malasaña edge. Shops and bars here range from hippie-crunchy to upscale trendy, and on weekends, the streets are bustling around the clock as the nightlife progresses from dinner to bar to disco to late-night food. On the west side of the neighborhood is the subdistrict called Conde Duque, named after a large pink fort in its center that has been converted into a cultural center for exhibitions and performances. Prettier yet just as edgy, this intimate corner of Malasaña is home to a young international community.
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