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Venta El Buscon

Calle Victoria, 5-7, 28012 Madrid, Spain (Centro)
+34 915225412
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Ranked #106 of 6,456 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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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Istanbul, Turkey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The meat dishes and paella were alright. But the salad with smoked fish that we ordered was clearly unwash. Some of the leaves clearly had dirt/sand on it, which is a bit shocking when you expect to take a bite of fresh greens!

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Had a good lunch there, Seafood was fresh and meat dishes was delicious! Staff service was excellent too! Helped us by recommending certain dishes to us! Definitely a must try whenever you're in Madrid!

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Groton, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We had the oxtail stew and a salad with smoked fish. Both were very tasty and delicious. The service was great, friendly, and fast. The wine and beer was excellent. Would go here again! Also had a good vibe, very busy, lots of people around. They don't speak much English but it doesn't matter.

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Vienna, Austria
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This was by far the best restaurant we visited in a week of staying in Madrid. Food was very fresh and tasty, had paella and squid at a very reasonable price. Service is incredible and the interior really matches the antique style of the Madrid old town.

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