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“Fun atmosphere and good service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Casa Del Abuelo

La Casa Del Abuelo
Victoria, 12 Street, 28012 Madrid, Spain (Centro)
+34 915 21 23 19
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Ranked #1,031 of 6,833 Restaurants in Madrid
Price range: $18 - $37
Cuisines: Tapas
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Centro
Description: La Casa del Abuelo is one of the Tapas Bars that you can't miss if you visit Madrid. This house is more than 100 years old and it's one of the most representative Taverns in Madrid. Specialities are shrimps in all of its varieties: grilled, with coarse salt and looking for the prefect cooking point and garlic shrimps, served in our terracotta casseroles with virgin olive oil, garlic and parsley. The tradition is to eat the shrimps with the red sweet wine "El Abuelo" that made this house famous. Today everything is served the same way than 100 years ago!
Oakland, CA
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“Fun atmosphere and good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We were a group of 5 looking for lunch on a Sunday. We wanted a table and the staff took us to another branch where we ate. The paella was good, as were the peppers and shrimp. It had a lot of atmosphere and the food was pretty good, although not fabulous beyond belief.

Visited October 2013
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Park Ridge, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Shrimpy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Decent garlic shrimp, but overpriced for what you get. Shrimp are relatively small (complete with head, tail & legs) so there is not much left after you remove the detritus. Found this place via Rick Steves. You can do much better for the money

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Libertyville, Illinois
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“Go in for a quick bite but move on”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Went in for a quick gambas al ajillo. Shrimp were very small but the ajillo was very good. It's certainly been around a long time and worth doing to say you've been there but probably not worth having a full meal there.

Visited September 2013
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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“Great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

This place is great, the food is very special and the wine wonderfull. Great mood and service.
You must try everyting there, exelent products at fair price.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Went 2 nights in a row”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Delicious! The garlic prawns were the best we have ever eaten, so good we had to return the following evening to have them again (and I hate going to the same place twice when there are so many restaurants to try). And the mushrooms were to die for. Quick, friendly service, not cheap, but worth it.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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