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“Good tapas and atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante Lateral Santa Ana

Restaurante Lateral Santa Ana
Plaza de Santa Ana, 12, 28012 Madrid, Spain (Huertas)
91 420 15 82
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Ranked #900 of 7,173 Restaurants in Madrid
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Huertas
Description: El restaurante Lateral ubicado en la plaza de Santa Ana, en el madrileno barrio de las letras, abre sus puertas en el ano 2008. Es el quinto restaurante que Lateral abre en Madrid, y lo hace con la intencion de trasladar su particular oferta gastronomica a una de las zonas con mas vida en la capital y mas transitadas por el turismo.Disenado por el interiorista Inigo Well, al igual que los de Fuencarral y Arturo Soria, es posiblemente uno de los restaurantes mas bellos en la plaza de Santa Ana, en el que destacan su impresionante fachada tallada en madera y una decoracion interior que hace pensar que puedas estar mas en tu propia casa que en un restaurante del centro de Madrid.El restaurante dispone de varias zonas con unas algo mas de 40 mesas distribuidas entre la planta baja y la planta sotano, y se ha convertido en uno de los mejores restaurantes con terraza en Madrid.Horario de cocina: ininterrumpido de domingo a miercoles desde las 12.00 a las 24.00 horas y de jueves a sabado hasta las 01.00Horario de local: de domingo a miercoles desde las 12.00 a las 24.00 horas y de jueves a sabado hasta las 02.00
Valletta, Malta
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Good tapas and atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

I visited this place twice and they deliver good tapas at a reasonable price (there are probably places that serve better tapas but Lateral are for sure better than most of the tourist traps). A big plus for innovative new tapas since you after a while get tired of "Tortilla de patatas" and "Jamón ibérico". The place get crowed later in the evening but there is no problem if you come reasonably early (unless you think it is problem eating with other non-locals).

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lindome, Hallands Län, Sweden
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Ok but not great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We just had a quick bite to eat here while browsing madrid, and the place was fine but not special at all. We just had some starters so we cannot really judge on a complete menu, but we had iberian ham which was ok, and some melted cheese which you ate with breadsticks, and this was ok as well. I had a beer which was pored in the smallest glass (maybe 20cl) and it was €2.5 which i thought was quite hefty.
It also took us about 10 minutes to get our change back, even thou there were probably 10 waiters around.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Madrid, Spain
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A nice place to eat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

I eat at Lateral, especially the one at Arturo Soria Plaza. The food is somewhere between tapas and a fully fledged restaurant. They serve a good variety of light snacks such as solomillo and brie on a slice of bread. It's an excellent place to go if you want some quality food but not a full dinner.

Visited November 2012
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“A place to go when you can't think of (or find) anything else.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

It's not a terrible place though often it gets too crowded to enjoy. The food is fine though it is usually understaffed and the service suffers.

Visited February 2012
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London, England, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Long lunch in the Sun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We choose it because it was the best rated restaurant on Plaza Santa Ana and were not disappointed.

Great tapas, with international influence not traditional
Very reasonable prices
Great location on the plaza
Good wine selection

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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