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La Trainera

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Barrio de Salamanca
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 105
    Excellent
  • 134
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 13
    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
Fancy seafood restaurant with good reputation. A little snobby crowd

This place was recommended by a local. It was worth it the seafood was delicious and high quality. It is definetly not cheap! The people there were a bit snobby, you could tell they had a lot if $$$ and the staff was a little rude. We ordered calamari in its own ink, smoked salmon, clams, and some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Natalia P
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  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This place was recommended by a local. It was worth it the seafood was delicious and high quality. It is definetly not cheap! The people there were a bit snobby, you could tell they had a lot if $$$ and the staff was a little rude. We ordered calamari in its own ink, smoked salmon, clams, and some other expensive... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We had dinner in La Trainera. Restaurant isn't so fancy looking from outside and it has been split into multiple areas with walls. But what comes to food - it is awesome. We tasted all kind of small portions and as a main shared whole king crab and flounder. Both were done perfectly. Also have to mention the oysters which... More 

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Milan, Italy
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

A local colleague brought me there for an informal evening dinner We had excellent fish tapas and good wine. I suggest to anyone looking for an interesting, pleasant and traditional place to have good food downtown Madrid.

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Chicago, Illinois
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104 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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21 helpful votes 21 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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11 helpful votes 11 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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36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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76 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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12 helpful votes 12 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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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: Chowder, 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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  • 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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