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Posada de la Villa

Calle Cava Baja, 9, 28005 Madrid, Spain (Centro)
+34 913661860
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Ranked #192 of 6,490 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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79% Recommend
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Lamb to die for! This is my favourite restaurant in Madrid. Don't go early for dinner. If you want the atmosphere of dining when the locals do then book a table for 9 PM and don't forget your credit card.

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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Definitely a tourist trap... but very tasty lamb! I'm a bit curious why their roasted potatoes are baked potatoes served in foil... doesn't seem very Spanish to me. But the lamb was very good. I just had hoped there would be more people speaking Spanish...

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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
26 helpful votes 26 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
59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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