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La Trainera

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C/Lagasca 60, 28001 Madrid, Spain
91-576-8035
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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Good for:
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 125
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Old-School Fish House

Shape your expectations -- La Trainera in Madrid's Salamanca neighborhood is an old-style fish house -- neither less nor more. (Americans - think the Cape Cod Room in Chicago.) Modest setting -- professional staff -- full range of fish and shellfish, only one steak on the menu. We did share an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Jim P
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Chicago, Illinois
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135 reviews 135 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Shape your expectations -- La Trainera in Madrid's Salamanca neighborhood is an old-style fish house -- neither less nor more. (Americans - think the Cape Cod Room in Chicago.) Modest setting -- professional staff -- full range of fish and shellfish, only one steak on the menu. We did share an Iberico starter, then respectively a plate of anchovies and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

In Madrid on vacation and had dinner here on 3/28. This was our third visit and restaurant is still great with friendly and courteous staff and wonderful seafood preparation. We had white gambas, green salad, and grilled giant red prawns and black lobster with Cava and Rioja, and the bill was 162 euros. The almond tart was marvelous and the... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is an exclusively a fish restaurant with one a steak being the only meat choice. There is a large choice of fish starters and main courses. The food was good but not exceptional and a little overpriced compared to other restaurants. It is a large place with several different rooms, some lacking the atmosphere of the main room. This... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I went to have dinner at La Trainera on a fine monday night. It was a business dinner so we called to book a private room which they have a few of them at their place. Good choice if you need a private space to talk and eat. The menu offered wide variety of fish and some seafood. Half of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a most if you enjoy adventures in sea food delights and are visiting Madrid. do not miss ! Consider their Centollo, Gambas, Cigalas, Merluza. Good selection of Riojas. Great service.

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Explorador09
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70 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The surprise is not that they lost the Michelin star more than ten years ago. But that they had it in the first place. Despite the fresh fish, I would never return. Poor service (we waited 5 minutes at the entrance before anyone paid us any attention, and almost rude thereafter), high prices, rustic without any charm. It obviously does... More 

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Milan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

It results that in Madrid it is quite common to consider that the lack of comfort of good chairs, and the absence of signs of civilisation like tablecloth, is too often considerred as more autentic. Well, that may be true for certain type of customers, and so that is why Trainer has its public. But for those willing to find... More 

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Larchmont, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My husband and I ate here for dinner on the recommendation of a friend. It met our expectations. The fish was incredibly fresh. More important the staff was very friendly. Only negative was it was a bit overpriced.

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Houston, Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

If you like fresh seafood this is a wonderful place. I, unfortunately, had entrecot (steak) which is not their best dish (duh...it is a seafood restaurant!) but my wife loved the seafood and it was clear everyone else in the restaurant did as well. The service was friendly and quick and they were helpful with suggestions. We put this on... More 

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Singapore
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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

there's a lot ot be said about managing expectations. A friend recommended this place as the best restaurant he has eaten at in Madrid, if not all of Spain. We were excited to try it, but alas, the food did not meet up to expectations. As many of the other Tripadvisor reviewers noted, it's an institution, and the place was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: C/Lagasca 60, 28001 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Barrio de Salamanca
  • Neighborhood: Barrio de Salamanca
  • Phone Number: 91-576-8035

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Barrio de Salamanca

Neighborhood Profile
Barrio de Salamanca
Broad, tree-lined avenues with pretty streetlights frame the neighborhood of Barrio Salamanca. With beautiful condominium buildings that make up most blocks in this area, this part of town is refined and quiet. It is also host to a few of the city's large shopping avenues, including Calle Serrano and Calle Jose Ortega y Gasset. A walk down these streets will reveal upscale chains, small boutiques, and plenty of opportunities for shopping or checking out the stylish displays. The locals here are polished and fashionable, the atmosphere is leisurely, and the lush Retiro Park on the southern border is yet another opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. A stroll through Barrio Salamanca is all about admiring the beautiful architecture, window-shopping, and people-watching in this upper-crust corner of Madrid.
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