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“Excellent Tapas and House Wine” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Prada a Tope

Prada a Tope
Calle Principe, 11, 28012 Madrid, Spain (Huertas)
914 295 921
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Ranked #692 of 7,159 Restaurants in Madrid
Price range: $0 - $29
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Huertas
Description: This charming restaurant, which offers traditional Madrid dishes, is located in the heart of the city. Inspired by the typical taverns of Castilla-Leon, the restaurant recreates a unique rural atmosphere with exposed wooden beams, tiled floors and stone columns. The artisan flavours of its dishes are a pleasant surprise and are based on traditional products produced from time-honoured methods from the region of El Bierzo. Prada's menu features smoked beef and black pudding, wood roasted peppers, baked tortilla, empanada, boiled pork knuckle with potato, savoy cabbage, vegetable sofrito and chorizo, and of course, succulent botillo (smoked and cured pork) – all good examples of what clients can expect when they visit this restaurant. For desserts, the house speciality is lemon cream with chestnuts and few leave without having tried it. The wine list features all the wines from the Palacio de Canedo cellars, including their red wine that has undergone carbonic maceration. Service is friendly and the front of house staff have a warm welcome for everyone who steps through the door. Its outstanding variety of wines and liqueurs make Prada a Tope one of the darlings of Madrid's restaurant scene.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Excellent Tapas and House Wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our tour guide took us to Prada a Tope for one of our food stops during our evening walking tour when we first arrived in Madrid. A very fun atmosphere and excellent food. We had plates of iberian ham in its various incarnations and other local favorites. We ordered the house red wine, which was very good. We liked the restaurant so much that we returned two days later when our first restaurant stop was closed for vacation. The second time was as good as the first. Seemed to be a favorite for the locals as well.

Visited July 2014
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Pontypridd
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219 reviews 219 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere, shame about the food!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Went here having had 2 excellent meals in the same area - Miau and Venta El Buscon - both of those were superb. Saw the 'Michelin' recommendations in the window and thought this would be another winner. Unfortunately it wasn't!

Ordered the ham hock and the 'pork with bones'. The ham hock itself was nice and good quality, the sides that came with it - potatoes and cabbage were very dry and needed a sauce. My wife ordered the 'pork with bones' thinking that perhaps the translation wasn't correct.......but it really was bones with very little pork on them. It came with dry potatoes and some strange chick peas. Maybe this place is a lot better for a drink and some tapas - the bar area was packed but for a main meal, the choice of food wasn't great and the quality of food overall just wasn't up to the billing. Not sure when they had Michelin recommendations but I doubt it was for the food or chef that was working that day. Plenty of better, and cheaper, restaurants in the area - avoid!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Must try”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

For me it is the best restaurant at Madrid, love the food there, good services, waiters was attentive, big portion of food, we were the first there at 20:30, and the restaurant was packed at 21:00. one of the must try restaurant at Madrid.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Overland Park,KS
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304 helpful votes 304 helpful votes
“Good restaurant, Fiid is good,service is good,”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

This is down in the old town area, Great food, excellent service. The place has a big variety of items to choose from. Overall, a great restaurant in the area.

Visited June 2013
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Cleveland, Tennessee
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“Steak in the Land of Jamón Ibérico”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Yes it was probably day 15 on our ham diet, but Prada a Tope offered the best food and wine that we enjoyed in Spain. We enjoyed plates of several different items, but the steak left us hungry for more. The owner has his own vineyard and bottles the wine that is served here. Everything was fantastic, but don't miss the chocolate truffle.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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