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Casa Labra

#306 of 7,324 Restaurants in Madrid
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Neighborhood:
Centro
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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 3:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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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Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 360
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    Very good
  • 110
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  • 35
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  • 17
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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
The best croquettes?

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Ireland
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is a place where you must do a quick stop to taste the tajada e croquete de bacaleao. The best!!! And cheap! Do not let the humble aspect of the place negatively impress you. It is just old (funded in 1860). Service is friendly and you will have great tapas!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This place was excellent! We tried 4 tapas on the menu and each one of them was very tasty (though their croquetas are still the best croquetas I've tried in Madrid). The atmosphere is also very fun -- always packed with locals:)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Well worth finding this place. It is always really busy with locals. The bacalao is the best I have every tried, both the fried pieces and the croquettes. You queue up to order your snacks first then move to the bar for drinks. Not much seating so grab it if you can. A really nice experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

A tapas bar that's worth finding.... Great sherry. Good wines ... Super ham and cheese and the best croquettes in the world. A must in Madrid and cheap too!

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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, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, 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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