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#303 of 766 Bar in Madrid
#3,582 of 10,086 Restaurants in Madrid
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Spanish, Bar, Mediterranean, Pub
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
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Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service

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Centro
0.3 miles from Gay Madrid & the Chueca District
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Reviewed October 6, 2019 via mobile

Petisqueira was a great tavern my twin brother Stephen and I found as we were wandering around this part of town and what a great find. Walking in and I knew I would enjoy my visit here,a traditional authentic Spanish tavern, a great interior with...superb decor and furnishings including a cool looking serving bar and plenty of seating options spread throughout this tavern, it's just one cool place to unwind in. We were here on a Friday night, we got here at about midnight, we luckily managed to get a table were we ordered a vermut each,served in excellent condition and accompanied with a tasty tapa meal,we just kicked back,chilled out and took in the great tavern we were in. I really enjoy a good vermut, it's the drink I most associate with Madrid, when served iced cold with a green olive, a slice of orange and a big hunk of ice, it's such a wonderful and refreshing drink. We really enjoyed our vermut's in here before we moved on and for a first time visit we were totally impressed with Petisqueira. Petisqueira is easy to locate along Calle Churruca. Opening hours are; Monday to Sunday, 10am till 1am. A wonderful tavern, well worth checking out if your in the area.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed July 3, 2019 via mobile

Great beer and even better tapas. Very generous size too! Very friendly staff and good atmosphere. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

This is one of my favorite spots to go for tapas. Loud but fun atmosphere, with really nice waiters and good service. You'll pay a bit more for a beer, but you'll get a large tapa with it! It's hard to find bars in Madrid...center like this one that give you the decent size tapas they do...go get a few beers and lunch/dinner will be included. Usually packed by 8:30 for dinner, so if you want a table and not a bar corner plan accordingly! In addition to the tapas, order the croquetas - some of the best I've had in Madrid.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed December 19, 2017

I was recommended to try out this place by different people due the huge tapas you get..., and well..., isn´t really the concept i had in mind. Even if is true that in most places the price of your drink is slightly expensier depending the...tapa you get, in my opinion in this one all the drinks are quite overpriced, the feeling of fully paying for those drinks and food is more than evident. You totally could get a beer somewhere else and even pick what you want to eat for exactly the same price (around the same area) With the amazing places for tapas around Madrid this one is totally out of the list.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed July 16, 2017

Well in accordance to all other reviews around here, and friends word-to-word review, the place is very good for noisy beer tapas. We were 4 friends, had 2 rounds of beers and ordered 3 dishes: Huevos Rotos, Paella and Almondigas. This along with 2 free...tapas was more than enough for us to roll out of the place. Recommend to go for beers and the tapas. Excellent place! Note: Also has some Portuguese dishes with bacalao (cod-fish)More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed July 9, 2017

This was one of my regular go-to spots when I lived two years in Madrid! Go with any of the typical Spanish foods off the menu, and you won't be disappointed. The croquetas and the chuletón (steak) were always my favorites. Order your drinks first...and it'll come with a free tapa (normally a ham sandwich per person, enough fries to share, etc). My advice would be to go when there are a lot of people because the tapas go faster and it's more likely that they'll be recently made if they're serving a lot of people. I went a couple times when it was slow and the tapas weren't as good as they normally are. Note: if you're seating in the dining room, you have to order at least a "doble" (33ml, or 11 oz, draft beer). Obviously, if you order food then it's all good, but keep in mind that you can only get a tapa with your caña in the bar area. Hope you enjoy your time there!More

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Best place for beers and tapas!!! Do not give this place a miss or you will regret it. We ordered beers and got a couple of tapas for free. 1. Burgers 2. salad with tuna 3. A good portion of paella 4. Battered fish 5....Ham and cheese toast. I enjoyed all the tapas tremendously and as you can tell they tried to vary all tapas served to us even though it was free with the beers. Cheers and hope you have a wonderful time visiting the place.More

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed January 8, 2016

We fell into this bar on our way to dinner and were pleasantly surprised. It was very busy and full of locals - we stood out. Everyone was very friendly even with limited English. We couldn't make our order of Sherry understood and were given...something like an odd sangria and an enormous plate of ham and cheese toasted sandwiches (proper free tapas like the old days!) they were dangerously moreish. A very genuine local bar - great for a "real Spanish" and budget experience, not a place for high quality food.More

Date of visit: October 2015
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Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

This is a "real" tapas bar in that when you order a beer you get a free plate of tapas. The bigger plates are good but it has a certain reputation to keep up so its lot cheap. The quality is however good. The service...from the Peruvian waiter was enthusiastic, friendly and efficientMore

Date of visit: October 2015
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Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is one of my regular haunts when in Madrid. It is always worth a visit for the quality and variety of tapas that they serve. The tapas in many bars in Madrid are often crisps, olives or a slice of meat on bread. Nothing...wrong with that but, with a bit of imagination, a bar can make the experience so much better. La Petisqueira is just such a bar. Last week on one visit we had four plates of tapas accompanying our drinks. First up was black rice surrounding ali oli. Then we had cheese and ham toasties followed by mussels. Finally, a huge pile of scrambled eggs with slices of mushrooms. On another visit last month we had hard-boiled eggs filled with tuna mayonnaise and a crabmeat sandwich covered in mayonnaise. One place not to miss next time you're in Madrid.More

Date of visit: June 2014
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