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Cantina Belesar

) #3,292 of 9,138 Restaurants in Madrid $$ - $$$ Spanish
Calle Huertas 64, 28014 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 29 15 84
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good33%
  • Average26%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible3%
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“pulpo” (3 reviews)
“chorizo” (2 reviews)
“octopus” (3 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
Calle Huertas 64, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

We can upon this place down Huertas.. the smell of the grill drawn is in for lunch at almost 4pm... simple and unpretentious food. We had the grilled squid, the cod croquettes, ensalada and the chorizo patty along with a carafe of sangria. All food...More

Thank denice1301
Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Found it by accident, I was very pleased with the food, very tasty and traditional Spanish. The service is something to work on, but generally it was good.

Thank Miroslav M
Reviewed October 8, 2016

Fell upon this restaurant as was staying in an Airbnb booking on the next street. Galician food cooked perfectly. Visited with family and had Galacian fish stew, cod fritters, steak and fries, patatas bravas, rice with seafood and some beautiful red wine. Place was packed...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed September 23, 2016

We kind of stumbled upon this restaurant when looking on huertas for an inviting place to eat. It looked casual , a little bohemian and put us at ease as soon as we arrived. We ordered octopus, padron fried green peppers, and the cheese balls...More

1  Thank jamusaba
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Ordered the 'pulpo a la gallega' and rice with seafood, paired with a Bierzo 'crianza' wine. Everything was delicious and the price was fair. The restaurant has a 'cantina' atmosphere, as its name indicates. My party didn't have any problem with the service.

Thank mxt206
Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Great place to stop for tapas in the Las Letras quarter. We tried the pulpo (octupus), which was smoky and delicious, as were the patatas brava. Highly recommend as a good stop on your way to or from the museums, botanical garden or El Retiro.

Thank AlaskaFamilia
Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Cantina Belesar has the same type rustic setting as Maceiras, the Galician restaurant next door. We have been there for a light lunch and food was good: Gambas y Lula was fantastic but the Chipirones rebozados were just OK (I bit too oily and not...More

Thank Manoel B
Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

We arrived at the restaurant next door a little early (2pm) and were unceremoniously bumped to this place as the first choice appeared to be full (so why did they accept the booking?). Both appear to be run by the same group as waiters were...More

2  Thank Rob W
Reviewed April 30, 2016

A classic cantina bar-pub with fantastic food and service that....well....isn't great. So, go for the food. You'll be glad you did! Some great choices: stuffed baby calamari (outstanding); arroz con pulpo (octopus with rice and potatoes); Galician hake stuffed with shrimp and cooked au gratin;...More

Thank EmilyMartha
Reviewed April 9, 2016

Such a shame about this restaurant. We have been here before and know that the food is excellent. Again, the food was great but our waitress was rude to the point of being aggressive. I am English but speak Spanish and, initially, I thought this...More

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Also known as Barrio de las Letras, Huertas was once
home to prominent literary figures, Miguel de
Cervantes and Lope de Vega among them. The
neighborhood is committed to celebrating its rich
heritage: Calle Huertas itself is inlaid with quotes
from celebrated authors, street names pay homage to
them, and second-hand bookshops pervade. Huertas
receives a fair amount of spillover from the center —
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  • Address: Calle Huertas 64, 28014 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Huertas
  • Neighborhood: Huertas
  • Phone Number: +34 914 29 15 84
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