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Casa Labra

#287 of 7,207 Restaurants in Madrid
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Neighborhood:
Centro
Spanish, Tapas
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Calle Tetuan, 12, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 915310081
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9:30 am - 3:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 3:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: Serving traditional Spanish food since 1860, the restaurant is mostly...
Serving traditional Spanish food since 1860, the restaurant is mostly famous for its bacalao (cod).
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Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 350
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    Very good
  • 107
    Average
  • 33
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  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Must stop!

This is a place where you must do a quick stop to taste the tajada e croquete de bacaleao. The best!!! And cheap! Do not let the humble aspect of the place negatively impress you. It is just old (funded in 1860). Service is friendly and you will have great tapas!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Dr. Ricardo M
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is a place where you must do a quick stop to taste the tajada e croquete de bacaleao. The best!!! And cheap! Do not let the humble aspect of the place negatively impress you. It is just old (funded in 1860). Service is friendly and you will have great tapas!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This place was excellent! We tried 4 tapas on the menu and each one of them was very tasty (though their croquetas are still the best croquetas I've tried in Madrid). The atmosphere is also very fun -- always packed with locals:)

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Paphos, Cyprus
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91 reviews 91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Well worth finding this place. It is always really busy with locals. The bacalao is the best I have every tried, both the fried pieces and the croquettes. You queue up to order your snacks first then move to the bar for drinks. Not much seating so grab it if you can. A really nice experience.

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Seaview, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

A tapas bar that's worth finding.... Great sherry. Good wines ... Super ham and cheese and the best croquettes in the world. A must in Madrid and cheap too!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

After seeing all the reviews my husband and I were looking forward to going however when we got there realised its specialty was cod.

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UK
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71 reviews 71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

we had read about this bar but every time we passed there was a big queue outside. On our last day we decided to stand in the queue and I'm glad we did. You order food at one side of the bar and pay then go to the bar for drinks. There's no seats in the bar (although tables in... More 

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Hampshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We were told go to this authentic venue and am very glad we did. The most delicious piece of fried cod I've ever eaten and lovely chilled beer. Do not miss the chance to try it.

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Paraty
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29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We were recommended to go to the Casa Labra and loved it. Managed to get a table inside for 6 and just loved the croquettes, the ham, cheese, sherry, red wine .... in fact it was all terrific and only cost just 20 euros each for a blow out supper. Defo must not be missed.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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76 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This restaurant serves the best bacalao I have ever tasted. Our plan was to visit the bar, have some drinks and bacalao tapas as recommended by many. It was so crowded at the bar and the line was so long that we decided instead to go inside. We were so glad we did as the food was the best we've... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Great food, good beer, amazing find - very popular on a Friday night but well worth a visit - just off Plaza del Sol which is very busy, but down a quiet side street and far enough away from the hustle & bustle.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Tetuan, 12, 28013 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 915310081

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

Description

Serving traditional Spanish food since 1860, the restaurant is mostly famous for its bacalao (cod).
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 3:30 am
Monday
9:30 am - 3:30 am
Tuesday
9:30 am - 3:30 am
Wednesday
9:30 am - 3:30 am
Thursday
9:30 am - 3:30 am
Friday
9:30 am - 3:30 am
Saturday
9:30 am - 3:30 am

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Neighborhood Profile
Centro
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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