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La Trucha

#1,046 of 7,273 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Huertas
Spanish, Tapas
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C/Manuel Fernandez y Gonzalez 3, Madrid, Spain
91 429 58 33
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
it closed

This November was in Madrid and walked into plaza santa Ana to have lunch in one of my favorite places in town, La trucha...unfortunately it closed...will miss it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2014
J F
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miami
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  • Local cuisine
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127 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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miami
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This November was in Madrid and walked into plaza santa Ana to have lunch in one of my favorite places in town, La trucha...unfortunately it closed...will miss it.

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French Riviera
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Tanto esta Trucha como la de Nuñez de Arce han cerrado. Vamos a echar de menos a todos los Amigos que trabajaban aqui, Juan Jose, Antonio, Pablo, Miguel Angel y todos los demas. Both Truchas in Madrid are now closed. The crisis and the changes in life style have taken them away. We wil miss the entire staff who had... More 

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Madrid, Spain
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Spain is famous for tapas for a good reason and La Trucha is one good example. On a busy night one would be squisjed between people and scream the orders to the waiter. The waiter amazingly remembers all you order and inspite of the mayhem will give you the exact total after an hour. Coming to food, it is a... More 

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Dallas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The location on a side street makes this a very charming location to enjoy dinner sitting outside. Seemed to also not be very touristy, which we like when we travel internationally. The service was very good and the food was exceptional. Every dish were ordered for a group of 8 was delicious. The pimientos padron are somewhat addicting. Could eat... More 

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Shanghai, China
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103 reviews 103 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Taking a cue from Tripadvisor, we went and search for this little restaurant. Knowing that the price will not be cheap, we started with some high expectations. With high expectations, the outcome was a lot of satisfaction as well. Environment: Cosy, warm, and delightful. Well decorated. Access: Easy to find. Food: Awesome. One of the best we had in Spain.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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163 reviews 163 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This is a good stop for a tapa crawl. We haven't had a "meal" here, just tapas, but our friends who live in Madrid say meals are awesome as well. Try to stand near the bar to watch the people and the staff, good entertainment.

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Park Ridge, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We've been going to this establishment for years. The food is always consistently good, although it has become rather pricy over the years. Service has always been great. Trout is delicious. Great portions of pimientos padron, calamari, artichokes, mixed platters etc. We love to hang at the bar and watch the food go by and try new things that look... More 

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Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

A few years ago the concierge at the Palacio recommended this bar/restaurant. The food is outstanding! The pollo anjillo is fabulous and the house salad is great. All the food is authentic and very tasty. The staff is extremely friendly. None of the other restaurants within blocks can match their food! I prefer eating outside which costs a little more.... More 

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Oakland, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We went on a Thursday night as part of our Tapas Tour with InsidersMadrid (highly recommend it) and then went back last night for dinner with the family (on a Sunday). Thursday was so fun because we were new to Madrid, it was lively, we had a tour guide. We had the red wine, peppers (1 in 10 is naturally... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

A place to definitely go to for the food. Service is good but nothing exceptional, and the atmosphere isn't much to be noted. However the food is just top notch. Try the huevos rotos con jamon, they are just divine, as well as the pollo al ajillo.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: C/Manuel Fernandez y Gonzalez 3, Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Huertas
  • Neighborhood: Huertas
  • Phone Number: 91 429 58 33

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Huertas

Neighborhood Profile
Huertas
Also known as Barrio de las Letras, Huertas was once home to prominent literary figures, Miguel de Cervantes and Lope de Vega among them. The neighborhood is committed to celebrating its rich heritage: Calle Huertas itself is inlaid with quotes from celebrated authors, street names pay homage to them, and second-hand bookshops pervade. Huertas receives a fair amount of spillover from the center — side streets around Plaza Santa Ana take on a foreign party atmosphere at night, and you always see young backpackers navigating the streets — but as you descend into the neighborhood, everything becomes a little more cramped and slightly less refined, and takes on more of an underground feel. Live music is at the heart of Huertas: by night, its subdued bars are ideal for meeting friends, sipping cocktails, and chatting quietly while enjoying jazz or singer-songwriter performances.
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