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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 #223 of 6,490 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
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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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82% Recommend
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English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We sat in the small room at the back and was attended too immediately. The person taking our orders did not speak much English but we managed to order the excellent Fried cod and Cod croquettes 1 - 1.3 euros. Both were good and excellent value for money, but I preferred the fired version. Had a bottle of house wine... More

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Grand Haven, MI
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I have been coming to Madrid since 1987 and finally stumble upon Casa Labras. It's not for those tourists who don't want to experience Spain, and would rather sit in some tourist trap and be pampered. Casa Labras is a great place, in my opinion. When I walked in, I bellied up to the bar and talked with the bar... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We were recommended this place by a friend, but were hustled by the waiter, almost shouted at by the attendant taking food orders, and ended up with a single plate of rather hard/stale manchego as our only tapas to go with our poor beer. We left quickly, deeply unimpressed. I wouldn't bother with this place, but it always appeared to... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Casa Labra, historical tapas bar and restaurant in the middle of the city, near Puerta del Sol. The tapas bar is always busy and the restaurant is excellen. Their specialty is bacalao, salted cod. Service is unformal and friendly but sophisticated. Surrounding area is of course touristic and Casa Labra is mentioned in all travel books but local people also... More

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London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
63 helpful votes 63 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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