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La Trainera

C/Lagasca 60, 28001 Madrid, Spain (Salamanca)
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Ranked #1,570 of 6,402 restaurants in Madrid
Cuisines: European, Mediterranean, Seafood, Spanish
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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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74% Recommend
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Paris, France
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

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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130 reviews 130 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Mississauga, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

My wife and I visited the restaurant. She ordered green salad and grilled sea bass while I had seafood soup and grilled sol. The salad was fresh, but my soup is so salty that I unable to have it. The seafood in the soup was not as fresh as I expected, a big disappointment. I would expect the soup to... More

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The welcome back in to this fabulous fresh fish restaurant this afternoon, was out of this world, every body is nice and curtois. A crispy and tasty bread, the delicacy of the langoustines on the grill, hot fish soup, cogote de merluza ( it is not in the menu, you have to ask for it) on the grill perfectly cooked,... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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193 reviews 193 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This is a classical restaurant that seems to appeal as much to locals as to tourists. The decor has classic nautical touches with lots of wood. The cuisine emphasizes the best of classical cooking. Fish is very fresh and simply prepared. The hake recommended by the captain had a sauce of olive oil, garlic and peppers and was wonderful. The... More

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Tel aviv
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

over 30 years I'm "coming and going" to this place . whenever you come the place is spotless The fish is in its prime. the wine is at the best price you can ask for. service is at its best and the bills are fairly not expensive . I recommended the place and sent people over . all came bake... More

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