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#486 of 5,464 Spanish in Madrid
#823 of 10,088 Restaurants in Madrid
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Huertas
0.2 miles from Prado National Museum
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Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
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Spanish
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Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed February 25, 2020

A busy spot when I went at lunch filled with regulars and locals -- exactly what I was looking seeking. Customers have the option of dining in the restaurant or at the bar. It is a small place so when it fills up (130PM-2PM), it...fills up. Patrons seeking canapés and tapas can do so at the bar where an exceedingly friendly bar tender will take orders. For those who don't speak Spanish, they did have an English menu but the staff had very limited English. A wonderful experience for those seeking something unabashedly authentic.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 29, 2020

We wanted tapas for lunch and decided this taberna fit the bill. Seating is very limited, but we got there at 1:30PM, before the big rush, so we got a table. Being a local's place, the waiter spoke very little English, but we tried to...explain that we wanted him to choose a variety of tapas for us. There is a very reasonably priced platter where you can have 6 different tapas so that is what we ordered. It didn't disappoint. We had two tapas with meat and four with fish. We tried foods we never would have ordered on our own. It was delicious! By the time we finished, the place was packed. What an awesome experience.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 18, 2019

We wanted to sit to eat but the few tables were taken. The waiter assured us that we would have a table in a little while. Sure enough when someone else tried to get the table, he sent them away and gave it to us....They were pretty upset but we were very appreciative. We got a free tapa of chips and olives with our wine. We then ordered a half ration of ham and one of cheese. This was the right amount of food after a large, late lunch.Total cost 28 Euros.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 10, 2019 via mobile

Crowded but welcoming. Awesome beer and plenty of tapas too choose from. Tourists welcome but plenty of locals here so you know the food is good. Much better than some other places we visited in the area. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 25, 2019

Our new favourite place in one of our favourite cities! Great service.... great atmosphere. Cannot wait to return!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 5, 2019 via mobile

A classic - one of my favourite in Madrid Atmosphère and food are amazing! Jamon is superb, so is most of the food Great waiters and total mess in a decor that is really weird but funny.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed September 30, 2019

Delicious tapas and beer and it's highly entertaining watching the staff work at breakneck speeds behind the counter.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 29, 2019 via mobile

If you want an authentic tapas bar with nice bartenders, head over to Taberna la Dolores. I recommend ordering a vermouth (served on ice with a lemon) and a ham sandwich.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 16, 2019

Taberna La Dolores was recommended to us by an enthusiastic local and it lived up to expectations. The place has great history, plenty of character and we were lucky to get a nice table as the tavern was constantly busy. The staff were excellent getting...us seated quickly and offering help with the food and drinks menu. A selection of tasty Tapas and local beer set us up for a great lunch. The complimentary pickled vegetable, chips and pickled fish set the scene for what was to follow; share plates that included ham, fish and blue cheese. It was all excellent. Highly recommended and very good value.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed September 6, 2019 via mobile

Located on the bustling Plaza De Hesus is Taberna La Dolores ,which is a superb tavern that is one of the oldest established taverns in this part of town, established in 1908 and still packing them in. The interior is superb, a cool glass fronted...serving bar, vintage decor and furnishings including great advertising enamels adorning the walls and great tiling in the bar,theres also plenty of seating options spread throughout this bar, it's just one cosy tavern. We were here on a Tuesday late afternoon, greeted warmly by a very pleasant member of staff who served us a vermut each, these were served in excellent condition, we just chilled out and took in the great tavern we were in and the great location. I really enjoy vermut, for anyone not familiar with vermut, it's a fortified wine infused with brandy and herbs ,when served with a green olive ,a slice of orange and a big hunk of ice it's such a refreshing and sophisticated drink,a drink I associate mostly with Madrid, a drink I always look forward to sampling on any holiday I take to this most beautiful of cities. My twin brother Stephen and I really enjoy our vermut's in here and the great vibe so much so that we ended up staying for another vermut each before we moved on and for a first time visit to Taberna La Dolores we had a fantastic time. Taberna La Dolores is easy to locate on Plaza De Jesus . Opening hours are ; Monday to Thursday, 11am till 1am. Friday & Saturday, 11am till 2am. Sunday, 11am till 1am. A fantastic tavern, one I highly recommend you visit if your in the area.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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