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Venta El Buscon

Calle Victoria, 5-7, 28012 Madrid, Spain (Centro)
+34 915225412
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Ranked #113 of 6,490 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $27
Cuisines: Seafood, Spanish, Tapas, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Centro
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English first
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We had the sizzling meat platter to share (it is for two people as a minimum) It was very good. You get steak, sausage, veal, ribs ... And a few of each!! You also get a lovely fresh salad and chips to accompany it. Definitely worth €18! The waiter is very attentive despite being the only one and clearly rushed... More

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Doha, Qatar
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79 reviews 79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We went there for dinner, the place was a bit noisy but the staff were very friendly and generous. The meat platter they say it is for two but i assure you it is good for three or four!! We order the paella which was really good aside to the meat platter. We spent the whole night drinking the sangria... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Came here due to recommendations in tripadvisor. The place was located near the street full of tourist restaurants, but it didn't affect the atmosphere of this pub style restaurant. Tapas were good and middle priced. Service was fast and helpful. Would recommend!

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Brighton
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We ordered raciones. More food than we could eat for €10 incl drinks and coffee. Staff were friendly. Clientele were mostly locals.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

The food, the service and the atmosphere were all great. The restaurant was busy and yet the service was quick. A little bit too noisy for comfortable conversation but still a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Oxtail was brilliant. Prices very reasonable - €20 per head including plentiful wine.

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Madrid
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great food. Excellent servers. Fantastic atmosphere. Our favorite place in Madrid. We went there several times and it was our go to place to have diner and watch World Cup Soccer. The Ecuadorian server was really great. If you're in Madrid for a day, eat here.

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Los Angeles
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Went there for dinner tonight after researching places close to the hotel. Delicious food at a great price. Dinner for two plus a pitcher of sangria was €30! Will be back and will recommend to everyone at home. Server also spoke English and was very nice.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We were in the area and used Trip Advisor to find something good nearby and this restaurant popped up. We were not disappointed -- the prices were very affordable, the portions were generous and the food was delicious. My friends ordered the meat platter for two that could have easily fed three, another ordered the paella, and I had the... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Just amazing. We had the special meat course, and we had many different meats, and they were great! The service was awesome - it was the first time that a restaurant had a dry clean for a stained shirt! You just have to go there!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We go to El Buscon every time we're in Madrid. Always made very welcome and they treat you like old friends. Very popular with the local tapas crowd too. The service is efficient and the menu ranges from tapas to giant platters for two.

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