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Casa Labra

#429 of 7,601 Restaurants in Madrid
#461 of 7,831 Places to Eat in Madrid
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Pizza, 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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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 3:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Speciality Bacalao

In the very heart of Madrid, easy to find. Traditional tapas bar is always full of people. Don't forget that this place has also a tiny á la carte restaurant with its own entrance. Reservation is recommended. It is very small. The restaurant's speciality is excellent bacalao fish. Surtido de la... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Helsinki, Finland
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

In the very heart of Madrid, easy to find. Traditional tapas bar is always full of people. Don't forget that this place has also a tiny á la carte restaurant with its own entrance. Reservation is recommended. It is very small. The restaurant's speciality is excellent bacalao fish. Surtido de la casa is nice selection of appetizers. As a main... More 

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Community of Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Even if you want to have a cold beer in a hot summer day with an amazing cod tapas, or you want to have lunch, this place it s a MUST if you are in Madrid. It's next to the Puerta del Sol.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We chose Casa Labra for Dinner because I had such a good rating on Tripadvisor. However we were to be highly disappointed! First of all, none of the non-fish / non-seafood tapas from the menu were available. As one of our party is allergic, we resorted to Paella instead. We ordered 2 regular (Seafood) Paella and 1 Paella con pollo.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We were exhausted after a day of sightseeing, ending up shopping in El Corte Ingles, so it was an easy venture next door to this spot with great reviews. They made it seem like we lucked out not having a reservation, but the food was not that great. My massive piece of cod lay limp in a vat of thick,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Was in the area and was looking for a Tapas place for dinner. This restaurant is 1 block from busy Puerta del Sol. Came at 7pm and there was no wait for a table for 4 people. I am sure it will be a long wait at 9pm or later when everyone seems to be eating in Madrid. Ordered the... More 

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Derry, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I think i expected to much after reading reviews here. Cod ac crocates were ok tuba and tomato tapas disappointing.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Casa Labra has two areas - the front which is standing room only/cash only and a room in the back where you can sit down and use credit cards. The place is great, is located near the Puerta del Sol. We loved the fried bacalao (fish), the empanaditas and the croquettes. The waiter was very friendly and attentive. Service is... More 

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Concord, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My sister and I were looking for a quick bite after shopping at Corte Ingles Puerta del Sol and saw the line of people outside this restaurant. We got in line and pointed to what others were ordering. No tables outside were available but we were invited to stand at the bar to consume our small plates of fried cod,... More 

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A true gem, best cod in Madrid, Federico Garcia Lorca dined here, and the place is still deservedly popular among the locals.

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Lisse, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

It's great they do not speak English, that gives you the flavour of an authentic Spanish restaurant...., the food is just a processing plant, a few choises and all fried, so in teh end, a bit boring just so you can say you queued up, got the food , eat out standing and moved on.

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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: Pizza, Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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Staying in Centro

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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