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Malacatin

#110 of 7,083 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
La Latina
Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas, Winery
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Calle Ruda, 5 | (junto Plaza de Cascorro), 28005 Madrid, Spain
+34 913655241
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Today
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 192
    Excellent
  • 116
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Such an special place... Just for "cocido"

100% loyal to its essence. Don't go if you are not looking for tasting famous "cocido madrileño". The three course meal is excellent. Go for lunch after a very light breakfast. Very kind service. The place it's too small and reservation is a must.

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2014
Alejandro S
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Madrid, Spain
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Madrid, Spain
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

100% loyal to its essence. Don't go if you are not looking for tasting famous "cocido madrileño". The three course meal is excellent. Go for lunch after a very light breakfast. Very kind service. The place it's too small and reservation is a must.

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Madrid
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The main speciality of this place is the "Cocido Madrileño". Make sure you are very hungry when you arrive because the plates will start arriving in this order: -soup in which they boiled all the meats and vedgetables for the cocido with pasta -portion of mixed vedgetables -massive plate of chickpeas and an plate of boiled ham and spanish sausages... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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86 reviews 86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Malacatin is a an experience and a Madrid institution. The cocido madrileño is the real reason to visit, although the wine list and desserts are quite good. Cocido is served in three "vuelos": the broth with fideos, the vegetables and garbanzos and, finally, the meats. The food is super-abundant. There is no way anyone can eat it all--but no one... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

We went to Malacatín especially for the cocido madrileño, typical of Madrid and the house specialty. It is served in 3 steps: first a very tasty broth with noodles, then the boiled vegetables (chickpeas, cabbage and turnip), and finally the boiled meats (chicken, beef, pork and several kinds of sausage). Everything was very tasty and the staff were very friendly.... More 

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Pleasant Hill, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This is a traditional old Madrid meal of garbanzos, chicken, beef, and sausage (a lot of food). We did not want a big meal so we ordered a small plate at the bar. This is a perfect way for two people to sample the dish and enjoy the the walls filled with bullfighting posters and souvenirs. You need to arrive... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Hi all: I read all these wonderful remark on Cicido at Malacatin and decided to give it a try. First of all, they do have English menu and waiter was really friendly and tried his best with English. However, we are family of 3 females, and my mother was not feeling well, so we didn't want to order too much... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I don't think my wife and I have ever had as much food as we had on our table when we ordered the Cocido! It was wonderful trying all the different meats, although it was a struggle chewing through some of it at times. The broth from the stew was just heavenly. They also have one of the best wine... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We have reserv the cocido madrileno and it was very good. I recommend this restaurant, staff very professional helping us with suggestions. Important make a reserve. The price for two around 60 euros.

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Madrid, Spain
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57 reviews 57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

then this is your place. Go for the cocido, which is excellent, and almost an obscene amount of food. But the price is right, and the ambiance is unbeatable. Highly recommended.

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Rome, Italy
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

In this cosy restaurant they serve probably the best cocido of Madrid. There are only few tables and you need to reserve.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Ruda, 5 | (junto Plaza de Cascorro), 28005 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > La Latina
  • Neighborhood: La Latina
  • Phone Number: +34 913655241

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas, Winery
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?