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Malacatin

Calle Ruda, 5 | (junto Plaza de Cascorro), 28005 Madrid, Spain (Centro)
+34 913655241
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Ranked #94 of 6,475 restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas, Winery
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Centro
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Centro
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
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67 reviews 67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

Just a perfect immersion in Madrid's culture. Perfect service, lots of attention and smiles. Very good food for a very reasonnable price. I would recommend you to try!

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Madrid
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263 reviews 263 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

One of the century old restaurants of Madrid : it doesn´t only look great, the food - and especially the cocido - is equally worthwile. It can even be taken at night (Thursday-friday). The place is small, so a previous reservation is useful.

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