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La Trainera

C/Lagasca 60, 28001 Madrid, Spain (Salamanca)
91-576-8035
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Salamanca

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Brussels, Belgium
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We were told this was one of the best fish restaurants in Madrid. What a disappointment. Despite both of us being fluent Spanish speakers, we were treated like unwanted tourists, shepherded into a corridor rather than a room at the back, with a small table and "quaint" chairs, bare table with no cloth and nylon napkins. We had quite decent... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Some of the best seafood I have ever eaten anywhere. Visited for a business lunch and all agreed the seafood was wonderfully fresh and well prepared. The lunch crowd appeared to be primarily local business people...not sure what the evening crowd is like. The restaurant, while crowded, was quiet and pleasing. Next time in Madrid, I will return.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I and our four daughters had dinner here. It was a great spot with really, really good seafood. La Trainera literally has one non-seafood item on the menu, so don't go expecting more. In my group, we ordered sea bass and sole, and it was Very, very, good. Both were served as whole fish, and we're fabulous.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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121 reviews 121 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is an excellent and well-known restaurant but the place is extremely expensive, especially for Spain. I have traveled widely and eaten in wonderful establishments around the world, and I felt a bit insulted by the prices at La Trainera. The atmosphere isn't what one might expect when a place is so pricey, either. The restaurant was crowded when I... More

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Paris, France
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Tried the sole, or lenguado as it is called in Spain, and it was absolutely the best I tried in Madrid. This is a relaxed and not pompous resto but can get crowded. It is not cheap but it is worth it.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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140 reviews 140 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Another fantastic seafood place in Madrid is the Trainera. The food is wonderful, try the Merluza with Prawns and Garlic, of course together with the house albariño. The service is superb and the atmosphere is very local and right in the middle of the Salamanca shopping district. A great place for a nice lunch. Try it and you won't be... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

Overpriced restaurant. Not high quality food to high prices. Food was looking very poorly. It was not superior taste that we expekted.

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Austin, TX
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127 reviews 127 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

In our recent month in Spain we took two different couples to La Trainera for lunch and both times found it a very pleasant experience. We had been there on former visits. The salpicon de mariscos, a cold chopped seafood dish, was excellent. The gambas al ajillo (shrimp in garlic sauce) wasn't a success, so we didn't order that on... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

we went there tonight following your good reviews. we had just olives and wine and left. we saw just that waiter's annoyed/disgusted/incredibly bothered face when we asked what's on tonight's menu. "Fish" the waiter explained not politely. "What kind of fish?" we inquired gently. "Fish". said the elderly waiter with that face I just described. Then we left not feeling... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

Would I say that 3 tasteless prawns and a basket of dry bread plus some tinned asparagus was befitting of a renowned restaurant We had 2 drinks plus the terrible food at a cost of 74 yes 75 euros. The 3 prawns had black stuff swimming out of them. Out fault to eat and not walk out. When we complained... More

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