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Casa Labra

#341 of 7,355 Restaurants in Madrid
#369 of 7,588 Places to Eat in Madrid
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Neighborhood:
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, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, 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
Worth queuing

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Holger G
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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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Hull England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Best cod in Madrid. I always visit here for tapas once every trip to Madrid. For the price 1.30 Euro you get the best fried cod tapas in the whole of Madrid.

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Love this place, always have.... stop by in the evening, get in line, order croquetas (cod croquetas) and wine/beer, and go out and stand at a table with the crowd. Local, beloved, and - if you're interested - historical. The PSOE (socialist party of Spain) was founded right here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

delicious fried fish. though people have to eat with standing, it's worth!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

How couldn't you like a place like this? Just respect history. The place is usually packed: beers, baccalao friters and jamon bocadillos plus a bunch of other tapas, are flying around all the place. Food quality is average but you can't discuss history!

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Henley in Arden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Follow the crowds at lunch time, stand outside or sit inside the back room restaurant. The fried cod tapas is fresh and tasty. The meat empanadas are also good. Don't expect haute cuisine, just enjoy eating alongside the locals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

A perfect place convienient to Plaza Del Sol. The cod is buttery and fabulous and they have great Spanish wine. Wine or beer is 1 euro and 4 large pcs of cod 5 euros!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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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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