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La Trainera

C/Lagasca 60, 28001 Madrid, Spain (Salamanca)
91-576-8035
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Ranked #1,470 of 6,490 restaurants in Madrid
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
43 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 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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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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