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La Trucha

C/Manuel Fernandez y Gonzalez 3, Madrid, Spain (Centro)
91 429 58 33
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Ranked #588 of 6,107 restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Centro
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Dallas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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3 reviews 3 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Monza, Italy
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

I have been to Madrid many times for 30 years, and at least once per month in last 5 years: almost every time I go to this small restaurant: service is warm and food excellent: fried fish is the better of Madrid, but also artichokes and the Santiago cake are excellent.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Came upon this tapas bar in central Madrid, although one of our party had been before, many years ago. Very busy in the evening, but we enjoyed ordering a selection of tapas, and eating them whilst standing at the bar. The tortillas were exceptional and you could see them being made in the kitchen immediately behind the bar. Very friendly... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

La Trucha is just off the popular Plaza de Santa Ana and is next to one of Hemingway’s regular drinking haunts while he was in Madrid – Viva Madrid. The food at La Trucha is fantastic. The smoked seafood selection, served on bread, was a highlight. The selection ranges from anchovies, salmon, caviar and as you would expect, trout (trucha).... More

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