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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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Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 122
    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
Good but not so great.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Melaaaaa
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Madrid, Spain
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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295 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
33 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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202 reviews 202 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
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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77 reviews 77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
56 helpful votes 56 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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We were told this was the best fish restaurant in Madrid and perhaps I expected more choice. Nonetheless we had a very nice dinner with some delicious prawns to start with and then sole. I cannot remember any vegetables on offer and only boiled potatoes. Maybe my memory is at fault! The staff were efficient and in the end quite... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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93 reviews 93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Based on the reviews, I expected much better seafood and fish. The service is friendly, although ordering in English was a little challenging. The menu is extensive and the restaurant was filled on a week night. Great Iberia ham and mussels to start. Prawns were ok. Sole for main course was good and limited choices for dessert. Overall, food 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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