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“Just OK” 3 of 5 stars
Review of La Taberna del Capitan Alatriste

La Taberna del Capitan Alatriste
Calle Grafal, 7, Madrid, Spain (La Latina)
913661883
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Ranked #358 of 7,162 Restaurants in Madrid
Price range: $50 - $64
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: La Latina
New York City
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Just OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

The setting is really nice, and some of the food -- particularly the gratis bacon bits to start -- was outstanding. But, my roast pork didn't quite live up to the other reviews, and we didn't find the waitstaff particularly accommodating. (We had an odd experience to start: it was obvious from our entrance that we didn't speak much Spanish, and yet they brought us Spanish menus. We assumed, therefore, that they didn't have English menus -- which was fine -- and asked the folks at the table next to us if they could help us translate the menu, to which they replied, "why don't you ask them for the English menu?" I know, not a big deal, but it just showed a certain lack of caring.

So, if you're in the neighborhood, it's fine; I think there are probably better places you can go for your roast pork fix.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wiesbaden, Germany
Top Contributor
184 reviews 184 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 76 cities Reviews in 76 cities
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
“Overrated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

We had dinner here based on the great TA reviews. But we found it just okay. We got charged almost 10 euros for bread which we did not order. Food was good but overpriced. Staff was not overly friendly. I would say the ambiance was unique though. Overall okay experience.

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Cortes de la Frontera
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A vist to the bar in this wonderful restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Lovely atmosphere which made us feel we wanted to come back again to sample the restaurant. Free tapas with each drink. The wine was delicious and the staff were very friendly. Hope to return on this visit to Madrid.

  • Visited November 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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Brussels, Belgium
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent, high quality meet dishes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Just far enough from the tourist trap restaurants around plaza Mayor, with a terrace in a narrow and quiet walking street. A bit expensive (30-40€ a person), but really tasty quality food.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“I want to go back to Madrid just to eat there again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

First of all, the staff. They were all really nice, polite and made us feel at home.
The food was simply amazing! We had grilled calamari and roasted pork. Just the best pork I've ever had!
The restaurant is very clean and the atmosphere is comfy. Besides, if it's a warm evening, you can dine outside, it's very good.
All in all, I'd definitely eat there again and, if I ever have the chance to go back to Madrid, I certainly will.

  • 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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