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Venta El Buscon

#188 of 7,282 Restaurants in Madrid
#201 of 7,496 Places to Eat in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Centro
Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Barbecue, Spanish, Tapas
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Calle Victoria, 5-7, 28012 Madrid, Spain
+34 915225412
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Today
9:00 am - 2:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 9:00 am - 1:30 am
Thu 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 2:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 388
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  • 269
    Very good
  • 69
    Average
  • 25
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traditional Tapas, great location

Went in here for drinks and tapas, rather than the sit down food. We sat at the bar with friendly locals and a great barman. The wine was excellent, the pimentos de padron lovely, the tortilla espanol was awesome, the decor unique. Its decorated with artisan tiles and paintings of the poet Quevedo.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Went in here for drinks and tapas, rather than the sit down food. We sat at the bar with friendly locals and a great barman. The wine was excellent, the pimentos de padron lovely, the tortilla espanol was awesome, the decor unique. Its decorated with artisan tiles and paintings of the poet Quevedo.

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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

They offered us house beer on the house until we got seated We tried seafood platters The food was delicious The service a little slow Overall very cozy and nice place for a relaxed lunch!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Loved the food, its very typical, very fast and very tasty. Service was very good and the waitress was a fun guy who made our meal very entertaining.Nice restaurant, nice location, good decoration,will definately come back here!

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London
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229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We came for dinner at Venta El Buscon after seeing the great reviews on TA. It was packed, loud and lively - a really fun atmosphere. The wait staff were equally as lively, lots of fun but very helpful and knowledgeable. The food is really good value, unbelievably so, and generally very tasty. A great place for a casual dinner.

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8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I had a great time here. I ask from some shrimps (I got like 20 for 8€) Tried to ask for 2 plates and the waiter said it is too much. The service ectic but great.... really good atmosphere I would definitely recommend it to all my friends and family

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

If you are in Madrid you have to go to a Taps Bar and they don't get better than this. The Ritz it is not but genuine Spanish it definitely is. Buzzy, noisey, slightly mad but with excellent wines, beers tapas and even full meals. Whether it's for a couple of beers at lunchtime or a sit-down evening meal it... More 

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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We returned to this street after visiting other tapas bars and found it to be superb. Within the city but quiet enough to be off a tourist trail. On the last day we visited and had our final tapas meal. Probably one of the best of our few days in Madrid! We did the Spanish thing and sat at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I went there for a lunch and took of course el 'menu del dia'. The people are nice and the food is great. If you are looking for a place to eat good Spanish food in the center for not more than 12€, you have found the place to go !

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Wisconsin
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21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Brought 16 college students here twice in two weeks - arranged opening and closing dinners for our trip. Fabulous service, excellent food, wonderful value - we'll be back! Prawns, grilled veggies, meat, wine, beer… all delicious, all plentiful, all included.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Cute place with friendly service. We ate on the main floor, in the bar area, and both the food and atmosphere were very good. Would definitely go back the next time we are in Madrid.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Victoria, 5-7, 28012 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 915225412

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 27
  • Cuisine: Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Barbecue, Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 1:30 am
Monday
9:00 am - 1:30 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 1:30 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 1:30 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 2:30 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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