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La Trainera

Barrio de Salamanca
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Calle Lagasca 60, 28001 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 76 80 35
Mon - Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

after all the comments we read, we were very much looking forward going to la Trainera for a dinner for two after many dinners with the family. The interior is old fashioned which we did not mind so much. We ordered some jamon de bellota riserva, which we eat on a regular basis at home and which we liked a... More 

Thank Kathrin A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A traditional sea food Restaurant. It is expensive but it is very good. You need to take your time as the service is quite long but it is tatsty. Just have in Mind that it is not a cheap restaurant but very fresh. Enjoy

Thank Midori L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

Traditional restaurant specialized in fish and shellfish. Excelent. Try grilled turbot. Great. Very good wine offer. A must for lovers of fish specialities.

Thank cornatel
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

I started with the cream of mariscos soup--like a bisque--excellent. My wife had the white asparagus appetizer and really liked it. I had the grilled sole (lenguado a la plancha)--wonderful. My wife had the scallops. Thought the preparation was excellent but the scallops were a wee bit overcooked. I had the classic rice pudding for dessert and it was great.... More 

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

La Trainera is an institution in the Salamancha area of Madrid. Their fish and seafood is fresh, made without any fancy additions, just to the point. Sole is their speciality - grilled, and a few potatos on the side. Delicious! Go their for fish or shellfish - steaks (they have one only) is not the place. The restaurant is cosy,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

La Trainera has existed since I became aware of the restaurant word. The food has always been consistently good and the seafood outstanding. This time and the last one we noticed that the waiters were kind of rude towards the patrons. A person in our group very politely asked one of the floor supervisors if having a bad face or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Really nice authentic restaurant, waiters are experienced and have been at it for quite some years. I go quite often, food is great, but not cheap.. Try the Bogavante.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

My favorite seafood place in Madrid--or maybe anywhere. The first thing I want to do in Madrid is go to La Trainera and have the gambas a la plancha! I have found the welcome friendly and the service excellent. I have never been disappointed.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Despite reservation, shunted on arrival into a back corridor with three tables, just past the kitchen and behind the main dining room. This seemed to be an 'atmosphere free' tourist area. Waiters did not make us feel welcome, but served adequately. Quality of the fish and cooking both excellent. Would certainly return if guaranteed table in front dining room, not... More 

Thank James610
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Very fresh seafood extremely well prepared. Great service in an excellent location. A fine selection of wines and menu items.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
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 Lagasca 60, 28001 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Barrio de Salamanca
  • Neighborhood: Barrio de Salamanca
  • Phone Number: +34 915 76 80 35

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  • 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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