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Restaurante El Cocinillas

#592 of 8,104 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Malasana
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Calle San Joaquin 3, 28004 Madrid, Spain
+34 (915) 232 960
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7:30 am - 12:30 am
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Tue - Sun 7:30 am - 12:30 am
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Madrid, Spain
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cosy little restaurant in the middle of one of the trendiest Madrid's neibourhoods is one of my favorites. Service is discrete and nice. The food is italian/spanish with dishes inspired by the gradma's owner. simple and tasty food. A very good wine list! A perfect venue in downtown Madrid!

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Thank JosanaD
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking for an interesting take on Spanish food we tried this place as recommended by spotted by locals. Best keep your own eyes peeled and use your own nose! This place had attempted to use Spanish ingredients to try new things but itdidn't work. A burrata with prawns was difficult to like the prawns good but the combination weird especially... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice dinner. Very friendly staff and good service in a small street off the busy Fuencarral. Downgrading to 4 stars is that we experienced big difference between dishes - some where excellent e.g. Tomato soup with pecorino icecream and tangine chicken. We also had cod with avocado (really nothing special) and the lamb dish presented as slow cooked - please... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Took my girlfriend away to Madrid for a week and on our wanders we saw this restaurant and just by looking at the menu and the inside we booked and oh how glad we did. 10pm booking, midweek and restaurant nearly full with majority of Spanish families, couples and the rest us tourists. Good sign. We met the owner who... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

this mixture of restaurant and trattoria is a small and very cosy place. very clean and tidy and quiet. the owner himself serves as the guide through menu and wine card. julian is half italian and spanish and has quite something to tell on a background of many years of experience in kitchen, service and cellar. the kitchen boasts a... More 

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Bergamo, Italy
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Located in a sreet near to Gran via this restaurant is little but with a very good cooking! Service very kind and quick. I suggest avocado and squid, so delicious! The owner indicated me this plate and it was a good suggestion!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

great little restaurant, clean and classy in a bustling part of Madrid, the food was fabulous, the owner Julian and the rest of the staff were extremely polite and helpfull and fun....I strongly reccomend this place!!

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London, United Kingdom
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234 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This small, unassuming restaurant seems to me to hit the spot very nicely, if what you want is a small menu, original food nicely presented, efficiently served, and at a very reasonable price. As a Londoner I wonder how the Madrileños can do it! The hand written menu is a nice touch, and there are plenty of tempting dishes, which... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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117 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The food, the restaurant, the staff, the drinks... All was perfect and excellent! From the starters to the deserts, everything is amazing in this restaurant. All of the food prices are very similar, so are the plate food amount. So you won't leave the place feeling starving. Deserves a visit and you will love it!

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Madrid, Spain
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had a reservation at 21h ( they only take bookings at 21 or 23) and when we went in there was no one there, however in just 5 min the whole place was full... We ordered white wine which was lovely and as a starter baked aubergine with mozzarella and then meatballs and a great veal dish...all absolutely tasteful... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Friday
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle San Joaquin 3, 28004 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Malasana
  • Neighborhood: Malasana
  • Phone Number: +34 (915) 232 960

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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 Malasana

Neighborhood Profile
Malasana
Hip bars and galleries, independent theaters and music venues, young people with tattoos and funky hair, narrow winding streets — this is Malasaña. Near the center, Plaza Dos de Mayo is a gathering of friends outside bars, dog owners, artists under craft tents, and creative types with notebooks and sketchpads on the plaza’s benches. It may not be as neat and tidy as many other parts of the city, but this only adds to the Malasaña edge. Shops and bars here range from hippie-crunchy to upscale trendy, and on weekends, the streets are bustling around the clock as the nightlife progresses from dinner to bar to disco to late-night food. On the west side of the neighborhood is the subdistrict called Conde Duque, named after a large pink fort in its center that has been converted into a cultural center for exhibitions and performances. Prettier yet just as edgy, this intimate corner of Malasaña is home to a young international community.
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