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Casa Paco

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Puerta Cerrada 11, 28005 Madrid, Spain
91-366-3166
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Today
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Terrible service!

We had a very unpleasant experience at Casa Paco during our lunch on December 30. The restaurant was recommended by a friend and we wanted to give it a try. As soon as we arrived, we were introduced to the 1st floor. We were given a table close to the stairs and the kitchen. We asked if we could... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
brazilian_tourist
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We had a very unpleasant experience at Casa Paco during our lunch on December 30. The restaurant was recommended by a friend and we wanted to give it a try. As soon as we arrived, we were introduced to the 1st floor. We were given a table close to the stairs and the kitchen. We asked if we could change... More 

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119 reviews 119 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Hands down, this is the best place for tortillas in Madrid. The tortillas are so perfectly cooked you find them melting in your mouth. The potato is solidly at the center, but so well excited you'd swear they weren' there. Try tortillas at other places then come here...you will be amazed how different and good they are here.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

good reviews lead us here,wasable to have 2 big steaks and 2 salads potatoes,and wine all for about 60e.we order the big steaks each about a lb. very tenderjuicy excellent. nice Madrid atmosphere enjoyed glad we went

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This was my second visit to Casa Paco. It is a lovely place and conveniently located near Plaza Mayor. The steak is excellent but quite expensive. The plates are extremely hot. If your steak is undercooked, no need to send it back. Just cut a piece and put it on the plate to finish the cooking (this NOT a joke).... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We came here twice in our four days to have a beer with their exceptional tortilla de patatas. Expect hot, fresh, tasty tortilla and a completely great atmosphere.

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Attard
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Casa Paco is not far from Plaza Major. The restaurant is small and traditional. We were taken by a food connoisseur who lives in Madrid so he knows where to take visiting friends to a good restaurant. We had a huge filet which was tender, juisy, huge and perfectly cooked. It is served sizzling in special plates so the meat... More 

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London
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Only a few steps away from the tourist trap that is Plaza Mayor, this simple restaurant is a world apart. Old fashioned with a short menu, they know why people have been coming here for years - first rate steak cooked to perfection, washed down with a palatable red wine from the short but decent list. Portion sizes are very... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Steak is served sizzling hot and is as good as any steak I have had in US. Nothing is served with the steak. We had a garden salad and starters of gazpacho and ham with melon. Medium size steak was plenty. Our Waiter could not help with limited wine list. We ordered the house which was fine with the steak.

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7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

Four of us went down to this restaurant based on the reviews. FIRST we asked about several higher end wines which they didn't have. SECONDLYwe got bread and dip which was 6 euro. Good dip but bread was quite stale. Definately overpriced. THIRDLY order the garlic soup.Ok but didn't taste fresh. I guess it was on the stove all day... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Went here with my young family family on a recommendation of an authentic traditional Spanish restaurant. Overall we were really disappointed and felt the whole place is just average, awful decor and lighting (not at all 'authentic' just pretentious old hat!), very unwelcoming to children (with no provision of high chairs or children's menus or children's portions) and resting on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Puerta Cerrada 11, 28005 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: 91-366-3166

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Centro
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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