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Casa Labra

Calle Tetuan, 12, 28013 Madrid, Spain (Centro)
+34 915310081
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As featured in 3 days in Madrid
Ranked #197 of 6,453 restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: Centro
Description: Serving traditional Spanish food since 1860, the restaurant is mostly famous for its bacalao (cod).
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I visited Casa Labra after reading encouraging and great TA reviews not to mention locals constantly telling me that this was the place for croquettas de bacalao! So we finally went. Staff are friendly but I don't really understand why you have to go to the bar to order your drinks (we had tinto de verano which was made very... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This old bar very close to Puerta del Sol has amazing bacalao croquetas and frituras de bacalao. Good place to stop by on your way to shopping at El Corte Ingles right across the street. You will see lots of locals eating lunch and they were sold out of empanadas when we got there early during lunch.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

We did not get what is the "thing" with this restaurant. Plain and ordinary, just sliced cheese and ham. Poor price-quality-ratio. And the entire restaurant inside smelled to bleech and covered the perhaps good smell of the food.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Located in the heart of Madrid is Casa Labra- go here when you want that instant quick fix bite - the highlight being the cod croquettes. Deep fried fish delight. Super fast service and excellent quality. The machego cheese platter is good as well. Do not miss it

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Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

You MUST go and have the croquettes. Indeed, after having had these one day early in my stay, I made sure that my final meal before departing Madrid included a few more croquettes from Casa Labra.

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Hull England
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104 reviews 104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is a Madrid institution and rightly so. Speciality is bacolo ie cod either fried or in croccetta .Stand and wait in line make your selection and eat with your fingers it doesn't get better in Madrid.

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Callum86
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The bacalao is so good I came back the next day (I was only in Madrid for 3 days). Casa Labra is located just behind Puerta Del Sol and if you want a quick snack, this is the perfect place. I wondered in here one day and asked for a beer (I basically speak no Spanish but I try) and... More

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Madrid, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This is one of Madrid's most historical bars, where the Socialist Party was founded. Excelent spot to have a few tapas. Don't miss the "tajadas de bacalao", fried cod, delicious.

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Szczecin, Poland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Casa Labra is my biggest disappointment. I really wonder how could they get so many good opinions??? For me and my friends it's so much overrated. We paid over 50€ for a palte of tapas (unfortunately it wasn't even tasty) and a couple of simple, small baguettes with spanish ham for over 5€ each. We left this place hungry and... More

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Antibes, France
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

We ate there twice, one time in the restaurant and one time at the bar. The bacalao is excellent, the waiter in the restaurant is really friendly. A really good address.

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