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La Trainera

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Barrio de Salamanca
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C/Lagasca 60, 28001 Madrid, Spain
91-576-8035
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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 147
    Excellent
  • 160
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Enjoy the basics

It's not a posh restaurant nor a budget restaurant - it just serves up nice fish and gets on with it without any frills - so it's a nonchalant family canteen - if you like the basics this could be for you and our fish was perfect

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2015
James R
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Truro, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant. Have to order the gooseneck barnacles or percebes. A Galacian delicacy.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

It's not a posh restaurant nor a budget restaurant - it just serves up nice fish and gets on with it without any frills - so it's a nonchalant family canteen - if you like the basics this could be for you and our fish was perfect

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Thank James R
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

The best fresh fish. Very attentive service. Very good house wine. Informal dinning. Has an ambience.

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Thank Maria C
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Very poor service and food very expensive for what we got. They lost our booking despite twice confirming, they were miserable and not happy to accommodate. During the meal they were keen to get rid of us because we were not Spanish - Overall really not welcoming and despite the food being just OK, the bill was enormous. The restaurant... More 

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Thank GaryP007
melbourne
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We were aware that several recent reviews of this restaurant had been somewhat negative but decided to take the advice of our concierge and dine here while in Madrid. If not the reviews, then the fact that this restaurant is listed on a tourist map of the city should have warned us. Rather than being seated in the main room... More 

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Thank kerryMelbourne
New York City
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner at La Trainera tonight. In my opinion, this is a restaurant obviously past its prime. While our entrees (loup de mer and sole meunière) were good, they did not make up for the overpriced langoustine which was basically hollow, and the lack of side dishes. The desert, almond cake, was basically inedible. On the positive side, the... More 

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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

One of the best restaurants in Spain for seafood! Quite noisy but the food is amazing. Highly recommend to order turbot and octopus - these are the best!

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Thank Anna P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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99 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I can't rave about the wonderful people serving diners at La Trainera. Each person was wonderful and professional. The service was marvelous. Unfortunately, starting from the bread which was dry, and ending with our grilled turbo for two, the food was under-seasoned and just average. The appetizers and main course were properly cooked, but I wonder if anyone tasted them... More 

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Buderim, Australia
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Lunch with an old friend responding to a request for a restaurant specialising in hake and the likes. In the event we opted for two substantial grilled turbots for the three of us to share preceded by some exceptional large olives then a plate of small sweet mussels. The verdict: a perfect choice. Not only is La Trainera established as... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This is my favourite seafood restaurant in Madrid. My favourites : carabineros, ostras, pulpo, cigalas, percebes. They are all top quality and never overcooked. The Oysters are small and really tasty, which is my personal preference. The fish cooked on the oven is really good here too. What makes Trainera a true institution in Madrid is the personnel working there.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: C/Lagasca 60, 28001 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Barrio de Salamanca
  • Neighborhood: Barrio de Salamanca
  • Phone Number: 91-576-8035

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Seafood, European, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Barrio de Salamanca

Neighborhood Profile
Barrio de Salamanca
Broad, tree-lined avenues with pretty streetlights frame the neighborhood of Barrio Salamanca. With beautiful condominium buildings that make up most blocks in this area, this part of town is refined and quiet. It is also host to a few of the city's large shopping avenues, including Calle Serrano and Calle Jose Ortega y Gasset. A walk down these streets will reveal upscale chains, small boutiques, and plenty of opportunities for shopping or checking out the stylish displays. The locals here are polished and fashionable, the atmosphere is leisurely, and the lush Retiro Park on the southern border is yet another opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. A stroll through Barrio Salamanca is all about admiring the beautiful architecture, window-shopping, and people-watching in this upper-crust corner of Madrid.
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