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Casa Labra

#343 of 7,262 Restaurants in Madrid
#363 of 7,474 Places to Eat in Madrid
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Centro
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: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, 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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    Very good
  • 113
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  • 39
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  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic tapas and atmosphere

Stopped for a tapas about 8:30 pm, crowded bar and many customers on the outside tables. You order and pay for your tapas on the way in, cod croquettes, fried cod pieces had been recommended so that's what we had. We found a spot at the bar and had small beers while we ate our cod, both were hot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
KenRW
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Brisbane, Australia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My cousin lives in Madrid and says he can't pass through Sol without visiting the bar for fried cod and a vermouth (on tap) - now I know why! The fried cod was some of the best I've ever had - what a pity they don't do fries as well as potato croqueta! The bar is always crowded, as are... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Stopped for a tapas about 8:30 pm, crowded bar and many customers on the outside tables. You order and pay for your tapas on the way in, cod croquettes, fried cod pieces had been recommended so that's what we had. We found a spot at the bar and had small beers while we ate our cod, both were hot and... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I guess we should've just gotten the fried tapas and let it go at that but we wanted a dinner and boy were we disappointed. We both got cod entrées: One was with wild mushrooms that were the size of half of your fist and so tough they couldn't be cut. The other dish was with a very salty tomato... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I've already been here in 1996 and I must say that this place has kept its level. Ask for croquettes, fried bacalao with a fresh beer (caña) and you're in paradise. Just behind plaza del sol, this place deserves a stop.

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Ireland
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418 reviews 418 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
313 helpful votes 313 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We had heard it opined that the best croquettes in Madrid were available here. So we definitely had to check it out. We ordered a variety, including the cod croquettes. Very good they were. As regards being Madrid’s best I think it best if we defer to others, more expert on the subject. We asked for a coffee to accompany... More 

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Greve
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Here is 1 out 12 small places, who still make bacalao (fish) in the old tradition ! There is only 12 places left, in all Madrid, so pass by for a quick snack. And dont forget to get one Copa. Small glass of wine.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Had lunch in this restaurant during my visit to Madrid. Went because it looked classy but what a disappoint meal. Staff are rude and look at the customers down, food lukewarm, average and expensive. There are many places, much better, in the area.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Home styling is a site where one has to visit croquettes are magnificent , though slightly expensive.

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United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Got here just in time for drink and soak up the atmosphere having already eaten will definitely be back for the tapas 👍

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Very traditional bar, always very busy with everyone spilling out onto the pedestrianised street or queuing at the tiny counter for the delicious bacalao and croquetas. Staff are great at making sure you get served for your drinks as well, and quick to come round for orders once you've bagged one the tables outside. The temptation is to keep going... More 

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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, Bar scene, 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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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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