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Casa Labra

#390 of 7,517 Restaurants in Madrid
#422 of 7,748 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: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, 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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tapas bar specializing in Barcalao

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Not easy to find, but once you see the queue, you know that you've found the place. Wait for the fresh/hot Croqueta de Bacalao / Tajada de Bacalao being pushed out of the kitchen. Order a tinto de verano and find a table outside. A good start into exploring Madrid.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Taken here by friend at lunchtime Sunday. The locals outside told us this place would be good. We had a serving of croquetas bacaolao and one of the fried bacaolao. It was to die for. All washed down with a cerveza or tinto verano. Highly recommended to visit this wonderful bar.

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Additional Information about Casa Labra

Address: Calle Tetuan, 12, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: +34 915310081
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Pizza, Spanish, Tapas

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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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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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