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Malacatin

) #184 of 9,137 Restaurants in Madrid $$ - $$$ Spanish, Soups
Calle Ruda 5 | next to Plaza de Cascorro, 28005 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 65 52 41
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
11:00 am - 5:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Spanish, Soups
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Calle Ruda 5 | next to Plaza de Cascorro, 28005 Madrid, Spain
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1 - 10 of 78 reviews

Reviewed May 17, 2017

This was recommended but we didn't know that it was going to be this very traditional Madrid type of food, which 6 of us agreed was awful. Cabbage, chick peas, very salty ham, tasteless chicken, chunks of pork fat.... The wine was good and good...More

Thank johnsY7314JG
Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

We were in the La Latina area looking for a place for lunch and found this restaurant. We ordered jamon & queso, bacaloo with tomato sauce and Roja vieja. The bacaloo was our favorite. Roja vieja was also very good. The jamon was a bit...More

Thank theresa r r
Reviewed March 18, 2017

We tried a mini version of cocidos as part of our tapas tour with Gonzalo of feel the city tours,which suited us as the full blown version was enormous!! We ate at the bar as table service is only bookable way in advance. Great atmosphere...More

1  Thank John E
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

It goes without saying that the best cocido is in Madrid, its birthplace. The restaurant's policies are very strict. If you want to eat in this restaurant, you'll need to order one dish per person. That means no sharing, even if you're ordering a large...More

3  Thank TSF E
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

Ever since arriving in Madrid, we have been recommended to try the cocido in Madrid. After searching the web, we stumbled upon this restaurant called Malacatin, being "famous" for the best Cocido in Madrid, so we just had to try it. When we entered, we...More

Thank Arion M
Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

It is a Must if you want to eat a great cocido Staff is really friendly Food can not be better Restaurant decoration is also great Located in La Latina area is one of the oldest restaurants in Madrid and the best place to eat...More

Thank TourguidesMallorca
Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

The best place in town for a real traditional feel of spanish and Madrid cuisine. The local craft beer - Malacatin is a must, as well as the hocido madrileno, the house speciality.

Thank Calin_Cindea
Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

One of the oldest bars in Madrid. Everything is unbelievable authentic. The taste of the food, their own beer, the photos and the paintings in the bar. Great experience.

Thank Sebastian C
Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Very traditional and authentic restaurant in a historic neighborhood. Only Spanish dishes and no English spoken. Try their cocido stew and typical desserts. Tip 1: ask for the set menus, which provide best value. Tip 2: book a table in advance so you don't have...More

1  Thank GlobetrottingSwede
Reviewed November 1, 2016

This was the third tapas bar we visited as part of a tapas tour with our guide Gonzalo from feelthecity tours. The decor and atmosphere was outstanding. Apparently it is always packed so don't be put off. Most of the tables are booked beforehand so...More

Thank Steve M
Nearby
La Latina
La Latina is a charming neighborhood with two unique
personalities. At first glance, it’s distinctly
old-world, with narrow streets weaving a maze among
charming stone buildings in sunny, bright colors like
yellow and pink. The other side of La Latina is
characterized by a young population and a bohemian
vibe, as evidenced by a dynamic and evolving selection
of new bars, shops, coworking spaces, and other
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$22 - $1,167
Cuisine
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Ruda 5 | next to Plaza de Cascorro, 28005 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > La Latina
  • Neighborhood: La Latina
  • Phone Number: +34 913 65 52 41
Description
Located in the most typical area of Madrid next to Plaza de Cascorro, this tavern founded in 1895 continues the tradition of cuisine in its fourth generation. The “Cocido Madrileno” is the hallmark of our house, for it enjoys an excellent reputation. It's long, rich and generous. Served in three times, we make it with best quality ingredients cooked in traditional style, to extract the best flavors and make a unique dining experience.. For those who prefer to enjoy an aperitif in the bar, we offer a wide variety of tastings - of “Cocido” and other delicacies- rations and even toasts as accompaniment to any snack. And of course, soup, essential. In addition, Thursday and Friday we open for dinner at an exceptional atmosphere. For this we have prepared an special Menu that will delight the most discerning palate. This includes “Cocido”, served with the same care. To achieve an excellent marriage we have prepared a complete wine list, with a wide variety of choices for all tastes. Likewise, for the desktop, we also have gins letter that includes the most recognized brands worldwide. Our history Small, lively and anxious to succeed, Julian Diaz arrives in Madrid in 1893, from Horcajo de Santiago (Cuenca) to stay with some acquaintances who run a small drinks business, to work as a delivery boy. In 1895, after two years, he considers himself ready to be independent and starts a shop in a cul-de-sac in Ruda street number 5, where there is no water or gas light. Oil lamps illuminate the small wine shop which opens its doors at six in the morning, its "customers" being, bakers, drapers, bricklayers... who drink small glasses of herbs and lemon liquor, and the "soft" one. Already married to Maria, the woman who gave him 12 children, only two were male, he continues his small business with success which was already known to "the girls", women who, due to the number, live and run it there. A poor man, whose only obsession was his guitar, used to visit the place almost every day. He was known as Malacatin and the staff and the owner of the premises liked him a lot. The beggar only had in his repertoire one simple melody: "Tin, tin, tin, Malacatin tin,tin,tin" but with which he managed to get his little glasses of wine from Mr Julian who then went to be known as Julian of Malacatin. The years passed, until Mr Julian transferred the business to his youngest daughter, Florita, who after been married to Isidro, decided to give their business a commercial name; and what better name than the one of that beggar and his familiar history: Malacatin. It is the nineteen fifties and this couple from Madrid and Leon decide to improve their business, adding to the wines and glasses of liquor, fried food and later cooked food. With this cooking they took chickpea stew to its highest level, with which now his daughter Conchi and grandson Jose Alberto triumph after 120 years since the tavern of Mr Julian was established, always treating their customers with familiarity and pleasantness in the same way as the beggar Malacatin was treated.
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