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Posada de la Villa

Calle Cava Baja, 9, 28005 Madrid, Spain (Centro)
+34 913661860
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Ranked #205 of 6,412 restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $64 - $79
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Centro
Description: The Inn of the Villa is a restaurant located in the center of Madrid, in the first Old Inn of 1642. It has a traditional Madrilean style cuisine with some specialites: The Roasted Lamb in Wood Oven, The Madrilean Pot, Meats, Fishes and typical desserts of the city. It offers an extensive wine list and a valet parking service.
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80% Recommend
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The restaurant is a typical Spanish restaurant. I would advise to take something different than the lamb. I am not sure why people always take it anyway. It felt like a tourist trap from hinside. It was a nice, but not the best dish I ate. Also no real side dishes. The wine was very good. Also the house wine.... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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114 reviews 114 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

Yes, service was outstanding, great wine list and remarkable lamb, BUT! Do not miss the fish, particularly the grilled sole, perfect in every way! One of the better Belota jamon I have sampled in Madrid also, its not all the same by far. The area is boisterous, but this is a quiet, authentic oasis with roomy tables and century old... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The upstairs area was reserved for our party, which was as many as fifty people. The food was consistently excellent, an perhaps too generous! The slow cooked lamb's legs were like pork crackling, but the flesh was moist and delicious. Also excellent fried milk for dessert.

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Boulder, Colorado
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Right in the middle of the hottest tapas neighborhood, this restaurant has full entrees in addition to many really good starters. The house specialty is a 1/4 roasted lamb, slow roasted, really well seasoned. The lamb is served at one temperature, medium/well, yet really moist and fall-off-the-bone tender. Service was excellent, very knowledgeable, very attentive throughout the meal, and equally... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Roast 28 day old lamb in a huge wood burning oven dating to 1642! Simply amazing! We have been there twice, first in November 2012 and then 2 days ago. Everything was exactly as we remembered, even the same waiter, Javier. It is the kind of place that you dream about for an entire year when you know that you... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

A welcome change from the sameness of other Spanish and tapas restaurants. Wonderful food (garlic soup with egg, grilled mushrooms, and lamb), and wonderful service. At all other Spain restaurants, service was severely lacking, but at Posada they were fantastic, to match their food.

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Denville, New Jersey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This wonderful restaurant was an old inn dating back to 1642 (they still use the same wood burning oven) that has been renovated to a restaurant specializing in suckling lamb. We were welcomed warmly when making reservations for the same evening and were equally warmly welcomed when we arrived. We watched the chef basting the lamb in the oven and... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We went on our first night and it was decent enough... It's one of those old-school touristy restaurants that lives off its reputation. We received complimentary croquettes which were ok but we had better later on in the trip. The clams as a starter were great in a delicious garlic sauce. But the roasted lamb was average - I found... More

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Athens, Greece
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This restaurant, although not very highly ranked in Tripadvisor, was a very pleasant surprise. Very good appetizers and amazing lamb as a main. Great house wine and good own-made bread. Nice atmosphere in old style building with great furniture and decoration. Service was good but could be better

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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We walked in without a reservation but were welcomed and seated immediately. The service was formal and attentive without being overbearing. We enjoyed the traditional food - oxtail - with a good wine and selection of desserts. A very pleasant and relaxing evening.

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