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Venta El Buscon

#230 of 7,612 Restaurants in Madrid
#250 of 7,842 Places to Eat in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Centro
Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Barbecue, Spanish, Pub, Tapas
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Calle Victoria, 5-7, 28012 Madrid, Spain
+34 915225412
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9:00 am - 1:30 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: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 77
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  • 26
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  • 20
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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 of 5 stars
Excellent food and service

Excellent tapas and service. Portions are large and waiters will advise on numbers of dishes. Would recommend. Plenty of seating inside but can get busy but this just adds to a lively atmosphere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Karen R
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent tapas and service. Portions are large and waiters will advise on numbers of dishes. Would recommend. Plenty of seating inside but can get busy but this just adds to a lively atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Ate dinner here after seeing reviews on TripAdvisor. This place delivers. It's busy, has a great vibe coupled with outstanding service and great food. We will be visiting again before we depart Madrid.

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Warsaw, Poland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The waiter who is furious that he must serve the customers is the worst thing that can happen to you. I do not wish it on anybody. I do not even remember if the food was good with such poor service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We're one of those annoying couples that wont eat in a restaurant unless we've checked the reviews on TripAdvisor. :) We were in the area and were looking for something close by and eventually stumbled across this one. There was no outdoor seating but we were happy to get out of the heat for a bit. We were not disappointed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Very beautiful place, big meals, comfortable location, good looking, nice waiters, and very tasty food...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Tierno from senegal provided amazing service. He was very attentive and his customer service is excellent. The food is excellent

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Harrogate, North Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a very traditional tapas bar serving traditional food and wine at inexpensive prices. The food is very tasty but beware! The portion sizes are huge. The 'starter' I had was more like a mixed grill for two.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

You will have a good meal for a very good price. Portions are generous. Albeit, it is not food you would necessarily rave about. The mixed paella was tasty with a fairly good amount of seafood. But it is cooked in a large batch and is served to you quickly when you order. So it is missing some of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We visited venta el buscon an early evening after walks in casa del campo and later the palace. Once seated we met a very nice waiter from Senegal which helped us a great deal! We wanted to order 5 plates and he insisted that we would not be able to eat all that, which was very accurate and what he... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great food, great staff and great value for money, a true Spanish experience. Had the meat platter with drinks for two and paid €32 euros all in a great atmosphere with friendly staff who couldn't do enough for you. Wiould definitely recommend to any one visiting central 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, Pub, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
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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