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El Rincon Abulense

#2,114 of 8,912 Restaurants in Madrid
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Calle Caballero de Gracia 18, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 23 25 24
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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38 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quality of food is very poor, the service is not good either. We came here following the recommendations that we had read about the good quality of the tapas, therefore the disappointment we experienced. For sure we will not come back ever.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

Considering this is just off Gran Via, it is refreshingly tourist-light. The bar is larger than many Madrid bars and brightly decorated. The staff were pleasant and our drinks were accompanied by some ham/cheese bites.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

A really fun tapas bar. We ordered 2 beers and each got a slice of tortilla española and a slice of bread (the free tapa for the night). We sat at the bar and watched the Real Madrid game. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was nice. Total cost was 4.40€.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2015

I have been interning in Madrid for the past 5 months, and have had my breakfast here every morning. It has been consistently good, despite always being heaving. It is very cheap. I have tostada with tomato, coffee and orange juice - all for €2.10!!!! The staff are incredibly friendly and will always find a table for you. I have... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2015

Small and scruffy looking from the outside, but clean and Tardis like on the inside. Be brave and venture in. V generous portions, huge bocadillos/sandwiches filled with tortilla, chorizo etc. served with chips. We only wanted a glass of wine each but got a bottle, so drank it. Extremely good value around 10 Euros each. Mixed clientele; we saw workmen,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

We went to this place for after dinner drinks. Large draft beer is around 11 euros for two which is reasonable, but not cheapest. We heard a lot about the generosity of food served with drinks but received a small plate of bread and tomato which was semi hot and oily. The place looks more like a street cafe than... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

This little place is a real find, the waiter Miguel is delightful and the food excellent. It's also inexpensive. It's tradional fare and the decor is simple but it's full of locals and its fun. If you are after a luxurious night out this is not for you but if you want to eat with the Spanish eat here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012 via mobile

Ok, my girlfriend and I have been sampling the free tapas bars of Madrid. What can I say, this place is amazing. Ordered our drinks and the first course arrived. Following more drinks, more amazing little delightful dishes arrived. After one beer, four glasses of lovely rioja and a coke and for fantastic dishes of tapas, we asked for the... More 

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Ribeirao Preto, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012 via mobile

It's a tiny small entrance and I wouldn't have noticed it if wasn't for Trip Advisor! The place is clean, and that's it! But the food, beer and waiter are priceless! Food (all about jamon and local food) is great, and in great amounts! And it was the real first cold beer we've had in this week we are in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2011

While waiting for our table at a nearby restaurant, we stopped in to El Rincon Abulense because we thought we'd have a glass of wine in advance. The place is small and unassuming, a locals hangout. We ordered a wine and small plates of tapas started coming, olives, potato salad, some sausages. and all without asking and without charging. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
6:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
6:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
6:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
6:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Caballero de Gracia 18, 28013 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 915 23 25 24

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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 Centro

Neighborhood Profile
Centro
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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