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Calle Libertad 6, 28004 Madrid, Spain
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Puerto de Mazarron, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

very pleasant ambiance. Small but attractive. Service a bit too quick as we were having dinner. starters good but main courses terrible. Deep fried brains No. My escallope was dry and large and tastless. was not impressed.

Thank Jon T
Geneva, Switzerland
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550 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

A favorite Asian catch up in shops is "same same but different". Of course it's never different but the slogan remains nice. However with tapas there is no need to advertise anything! Because you know that (classical) tapas will remain the same everywhere, so if they are significantly more expensive than anywhere else they must be really, really better or... More 

Thank JMGeneva
Timisoara, Romania
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

The local is good,service is also good the food isn't something very special but it's very good,so we that,is a simpley place where you can feel good

Thank lambrinor
Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

After a few days in Madrid we found this place. Absolutely amazing. 5 out of 5 for cuisine, taste and service.. Do not miss this place if you want a taste of Spain.

Thank Harry V
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Just found this restaurant by accident. The one we planned to dine at was closed so we tried the one just a couple of doors down. What a bonus. One of the best meals I've had since I've been in Spain. Very old fashioned restaurant with absolutely fantastic food and stunning wine. Outstanding service from great waiting staff. Would definitely... More 

Thank Martin P
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Traditional restaurant with good food, and very friendly staff. We had the set menu which was good value for money although we couldn't finish the final courses.

Thank maggiecay
Boston, Massachusetts
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Gastronomica_lady
Perth, Australia
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460 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank RobertMPerth
Santa Barbara, California
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Yelbid
Madrid, Spain
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank gerardoalfonso

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish
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
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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
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 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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