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Bocaito

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Calle Libertad 6, 28004 Madrid, Spain
34915321219
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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Boston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I always HAVE to have the pimientos padrons anywhere I go in spain, so I had that. Their sangria was mediocre, service mediocre, food OK. I went out of my way to eat here, don't be like me. Loved checking their fame walls stacked with pictures of celebrities with the owners, that was lovely.

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Perth, Australia
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535 reviews
437 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

If you love Croquettes this place is as good as it gets the rest of the food is also very good as well as the service When we were there mainly locals Definitely worth a visit

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Santa Barbara, California
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Arrived without a reservation but they were able to seat us quickly at 8:30pm in a back room with six tables. Room was nicely decorated but noise level rather high We picked the 50th Anniversary Special Menu for €35 each and a bottle of wine at €28.

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Madrid, Spain
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

One Madrid chueca classic bar an restaurant, there is a area for "pinchos" Y tapas, with a bear or wine. If you dear, that I do, the have a uniq very very hot (picante) pincho" it is home made, and is much fun to try, I do really like it. Inside there is the restaurant, very, very Spanish, the owner... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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320 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

The Bocaito is an iconic restaurant that used to cater to film stars and society men and women. And why? The quality of the food and the characteristic style of the various bocaitos are certainly two of the main reasons. Although the interior appears quite outdated (especially in the dining area in the back) as does the style of the... More 

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Thank EuropeanDiversity
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3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

We have been in Spain for 2 weeks and have had a wonderful experience. When we came to Bocaito, for the first time we were treated like we didn't belong. Is is that we are Americans? Not dressed quite right? We were there early (in Spanish time--8:30) so we weren't taking up a table. We ordered a bottle of wine,... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Friendly atmosphere Small room Quick and kind service Good and fresh tapas with very good wines, sangria Fair prices

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

After living in Bilbao and grazing through San Sebastian on many occasions, I'm more than a little spoiled when it comes to pintxos or tapas. I was pleasantly surprised with the tapas here, although they were more like small plates than the traditional put-it-on-a slice-of-bread tapa. The grilled asparagus with olive oil and lemon was terrific as was the avocado,... More 

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BocaitoMadrid, Propietario at Bocaito, responded to this review
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Estimada EllenMcCarthy. Muchas gracias por su comentario. Nos encanta leer comentarios como el suyo contando su experiencia agradable. Bocaíto se... More 

Devon
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

Perhaps we have become spoiled in the UK. Ambience and staff were good. I had two tapas starters. One was elvers something rare in the UK these days so I was looking forward with anticipation. Unfortunately they were not fresh - out of a tin I guess. I ordered an Easter special so it was at least partly my fault... More 

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Thank martinrDevon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

After seeing this restaurant in 2 guidebooks I decided this was the place to go for our main night in Madrid. We ordered a selection of dishes all of which were drenched in oil. It was more like bad fast food, not Spanish tapas. The whole meal was a huge disappointment and left me feeling rather nauseous! I have no... More 

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BocaitoMadrid, Propietario at Bocaito, responded to this review
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Estimado/a Verity G. Lamentamos leer que su experiencia no fue la esperada. No obstante, nosotros llevamos 50 años abiertos al... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Libertad 6, 28004 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Chueca
  • Neighborhood: Chueca
  • Phone Number: 34915321219
Description
Bocaito was founded 45 years ago and we have a wide experience in our sector. It is a family business opened in 1966 in Madrid. In 2006, Francisco Bravo y Concha Ortega started running the restaurant. Our aim is to keep the perfect balance between tradition and modernity of the Castillian and Andalusian cuisines. A perfect place to taste Spanish dishes and tapas. Bocaíto is located in the heart of Madrid, a top dining destination for those that want to taste Spanish cuisine. A few minutes away from the Cibeles Fountain, our restaurant is situated in Calle Libertad, number 6, next to Gran Vía and Calle Alcala. In our bars and in our dinning rooms too, you can taste all kind of tapas, among which we highlight our special toasts, Iberian ham and loin, salt-dried meat from Astorga (Leon), croquettes, stuffed mussels. If you like spicy food you can not leave without trying our Luisito. In Bocaito, you will have the chance to taste Castillian cuisine dishes (such as lamb and beef), Andalusian delights (small fried fish from Malaga) and a selection of the most typical fishes from the north of Spain (hake). If, by the way, you like stews, you can ask our staff fot the daily's hot dish, very representative of the Spanish gastronomy. We do have a gourmet menu, the perfecto choice if you wasn't to share with friends and try a selection of tapas and our most popular dishes.

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Staying in Chueca

Neighborhood Profile
Chueca
Chueca is the hip, gay neighborhood of Madrid where many of the streets are narrow and intimate, but where the hustle and bustle and the eclectic storefronts and people give it a distinctly urban feel. The main thoroughfare is Calle Hortaleza and the main square is Plaza Chueca, completely filled with terraza tables serving copas (mixed drinks) during summer. A mixture of trendy and grungy, some of the adult businesses here are explicitly racy in their signage. From the rainbow flags to the signs above the entrances of its many funky bars, to the date spot restaurants, Chueca is a vibrant and colorful place. It's always interesting to explore the different corners of Chueca by day, and by night, the area becomes a major nightlife destination when the clubs open their doors.
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