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Restaurante El Cocinillas

#603 of 8,093 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
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Calle de San Joaquin 3, 28004 Madrid, Spain
+34 (915) 232 960
7:30 am - 12:30 am
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Tue - Sun 7:30 am - 12:30 am
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York, United Kingdom
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12 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 

Thank Mike B
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 

Thank sixpencepictures
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!

Thank SabrinaAsperti
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!!

Thank hans t
London, United Kingdom
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232 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 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 

Thank Buffshot
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!

Thank João F
Madrid, Spain
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Thank carlasevilla
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

A small cozy restaurant that easily could have been somewhere in the country side, with a high level of both service and cuisine. Well recommended!

Thank Jesper E
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We had a table for 8 friends, few days before New Years. For starters we shared "fungui croquets", "avocado/squid tartar" and "Scrambled eggs with parmigiano, etc.", two of each. We were in general quite satisfied about them, depending of the person loved more one or another one but in general good standard. As mains, we ordered the lamb dish, "carrillera"... More 

Thank FrankyMontana
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is in such a cute street-- looking out the front window is the quintessential Spain experience-- pink building with lovely balconies full of flowers. It makes you feel happy! Service was excellent. Food was good. the appetizer and bread and wine were fabulous. My cordero could have been more tender. Was not such a fan of the dessert though... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
7:30 am - 12:30 am
7:30 am - 12:30 am
7:30 am - 12:30 am
7:30 am - 12:30 am
7:30 am - 12:30 am
7:30 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle de 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Malasana

Neighborhood Profile
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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