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Casa Labra

#114 of 8,254 Restaurants in Madrid
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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
Good tapas, simple menu

Sat down at this restaurant and glad we did. Long line of people eating some fried tapas which is always a good sign. Friendly staff and responsibly cheap. Beers and tapas so no complaints.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Gared B
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sat down at this restaurant and glad we did. Long line of people eating some fried tapas which is always a good sign. Friendly staff and responsibly cheap. Beers and tapas so no complaints.

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Thank Gared B
Surrey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A Spanish lady recommended this place to me and it was great. Small and rustic, friendly smiling staff and the best things to order are the cod bites and the cod croquettes (croquetas de bacalao y trozos de bacalao rebozado) Great for tapas and for an afternoon aperitif with a caña (small beer) Cheap and delicious. Now that I live... More 

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chicago
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575 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We opted to sit in their restaurant section as opposed to doing stand up tapas . Glad we did- we were the only non natives in the place and enjoyed the whole experience. Of course we had to try the fried cod and the cod croquetas- both terrific. We moved onto the gazpacho-the best ever and a shared large house... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This small restaurant/ pub located just off the Puerta del Sol and has a historic past. It's a MUST visit while in Madrid for this reason alone as it is quite popular amongst tourists! There is often a line just to get into the pub area that is packed with standing room only. Be prepared to wait for seating, or... More 

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Cardedeu, Catalonia
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73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Just behind Puerta del Sol you can find this historical place (the legends say the PSOE socialist political party was established there) where cod fish is the crown jewel. They prepare it deep fried or in croquetes. The pity is that it looks like the last time they did an in-depth cleaning was also in historical times... Not cheap, neither... More 

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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

I went there just for the experience to be in a historical bacalao restaurant. The place is decorated in an old fashioned way the same I believe for many many years. It is difficult to find table. You have to wait in my case not for long. Most of the time it is crowded. The taste is very good.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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99 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Nice place to go for a quick drink and bite. It's pretty cheap and the quality of the croqueta is traditional and good. Nice classic atmosphere.

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Ankara, Turkey
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

I visited this place everyday during all my Madrid adventures. Definitely it is the best place in the city to eat cod fish (bacalao) crocquets. Don't expect much of decoration and service but the taste makes you forget every other detail. A must to visit at least for a snack.

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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194 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Nothing fancy about the décor of this Tapa Joint established in 1860, but if you're looking for classic tapa's par excellente, do yourself and your gang a favor and walk a block off Puerta del Sol and belly up to the bar or grab a table in the back. Casa Labra is the real deal! We had the Tajada de... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We had heard so much about this restaurant and it was rated number one in a tourist guide book, plus four and a half stars on TA, but I'm afraid it did not live up to expectations. Positive - excellent Rioja, reasonably priced Negative - our main course came before our starter, yes that's right. My main course was cod... 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: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine

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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