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Restaurante El Cocinillas

Calle de San Joaquin 3, 28004 Madrid, Spain
+34 (915) 232 960
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Ranked #849 of 6,107 restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
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English first
London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Our accommodation owner recommended this restaurant, and we're glad he did! The food was lovely, the restaurant was warm and cosy, and the staff were friendly. There was also a reasonable number of vegetarian options as they were happy to provide entrées at main course size.

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London, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

We wandered past this place during the day and decided to head back for dinner. When we got there, even though my girlfriend could muddle her way through the Spanish menu, we left ourselves in the hands on the owner. What followed was the freshest squid and guacemole; roast potato, smashed egg and Parmesan (very fancy egg and chips); and... More

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Lake Worth, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

We had a bit of trouble finding this one because the street is named a different name at each end. So, call or Google directions to cut down on travel time. Food, ambiance and service was terrific. We had some tapas to start followed by several main dishes. Very interesting combination of Spanish and Mediterranean cuisines. This was our best... More

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Madrid, Spain
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

mediterranean food based on Spanish classics but including couscous and other southern specialities. Great place to eat in a nice part of town and evening candle light

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