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Restaurante El Cocinillas

Calle San Joaquin 3, 28004 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 23 29 60
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good47%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“meatballs” (4 reviews)
“grouper” (2 reviews)
“lamb” (3 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Calle San Joaquin 3, 28004 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small restaurant in narrow street. Nice menu, creative dishes. The waitresses hardly speak English, but the waiter did and there was an English menu. The lamb was excellent: soft meat with subtle spices. The meatballs (albondigas) were served in mixed Mediterranean vegetables. The Pavlova dessert...More

Thank Gourmand-ck
Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

Excellent quality of food, drinks and service and pleasant atmosphere. Might be a bit more extensive then your average tapas bar, but still cheaper then in for instance the Netherlands and definitely worth it. Surprising combinations of ingredients.

Thank lardenoye5
Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

superb on all levels. food, service attention is unique. if you want to have dinner...call and make reservations

Thank Hector C
Reviewed September 14, 2017

Found this small gem place by coincidence in Madrid's Tribunal area. The restaurant is small and beautiful (furbished with good taste). A very sympathetic owner takes care of his guests and comes across passionate about his food philosophy which is result of his personal Madrileno-Sicilian...More

Thank Dirk R
Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

We wanderer around for an hour before we chose this place for its French romantic aesthetic and the menu. They did not disappoint, the food and the service was phenomenal. We had the grouper and the meatballs, and both we great. The tiramisu dessert was...More

Thank Alek G
Reviewed May 23, 2017

We passed this little restaurant the day before this meal, and noted it as an interesting place to try. So the next evening, we managed to sit by the open windows by the pavement, and enjoyed a really lovely meal, with Raventos i Blanc wine...More

Thank themoffats
Reviewed November 4, 2016

This was a real gem of a restaurant recommended to us by our concierge! The oxtail cannelloni and the avocado timbale with garlic cuttlefish were divine! the rest of the menu also looked amazing. Great choice of wine as well

Thank Shibani_m
Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Very welcoming service and great wine. Food was fantastic, best we have had in Madrid by a long way. Highly recommend!

Thank Angus M
Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Despite having a English menu and pointing to what I wanted as a starter, something else showed up. I didn't complain since it was fine. The bill came when I was away from the table and my husband didn't notice that we had been billed...More

Thank ecf517
Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

At the risk of sounding pretentious, both my husband and I are very much big foodies and have also been lucky enough to travel the world many times and experience some amazing food along the way. And with all of that experience under our belts-...More

Thank Bella G
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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 San Joaquin 3, 28004 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Malasana
  • Neighborhood: Malasana
  • Phone Number: +34 915 23 29 60
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