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Casa Labra

#139 of 8,091 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
As featured in Living Madrid and 2 other guides
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Calle Tetuan, 12, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 915310081
9:30 am - 3:30 am
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 3:30 am
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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Myself and my friend stopped in here on a hot Madrid afternoon for a fast bite of crocetas, battered cod and vermouth. Don't be put off by the organised chaos of the place, it is all part of the charm and atmosphere. I would highly recommend it as a pre-lunch or quick afternoon stop.

Thank Clare_sa_Speir
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

You cannot leave Madrid without experiencing tapas here it's hard to find but worth it. Just follow the crowd and pointy the food you require it's fresh, fast and fantastic. Stand in one of Madrid's oldest tapas bars and embrace a truly Spanish tradition. People watch and eat, you won't be alone for long as you grab your plate of... More 

Thank Rosemary L
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to feel the ambience, it's a nice place to see how some locals and above all, tourists, face the typical pinchos/tapas experience.

Thank Ricardo D
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

....main reason for it visit - the Rough Guide claims it's the best and it's difficult to argue. It has a scruffy charm, good food and great service. If you visit Madrid you have to seek this place out.

Thank MartinMay3
Rome, Italy
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was craving for "bacalao" in Madrid (I'm from Rome and we have "filetti di baccalà", so of course i should have to try it!) and a friend took me to this place. It was a "jewel to the palate"!!! I highly recommend this to street food lovers!

Thank kLeNzky23
Hull England
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304 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since i found here i always return at least once on any trip to Madrid. The cod in batter is unbeleivable and a Madrid institution. Go and have a glass of vermouth and a couple of pieces of cod 4 euros. Beat that anywhere

Thank KeithGHullEngland
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for lunch based on the grand online reviews. Admittedly we thus had higher expectations. Nothing was wrong with the place and their tapas were decent. Really it was just a bar serving snacks and not the dinning experience that it's cracked up to be. They had an English menu floating around. When the waiters rotated posts the... More 

Thank Terry C
Lima, Peru
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not a big and fancy restaurant but a nice and typical place to go. It is located in downtown, you can try dishes from the old times.

Thank TonyLedgard
Alton, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Wait for the next tray of bacalao tapas (better than the croquetas). Ask for vino de verano (better than the less refreshing vermouth or beer). Then post yourself at an outside table and watch the crowd pass by. There's no better way to kick off an evening in Madrid!

Thank AlanMW
high wycombe
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

They have a very lovely salted cod dishes, the tapas are very good too. The food is nice in general the service is very good too, the best part of the place is the restaurant it self, it is better than the tapas room and the tapas bar.

Thank eliodesousa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:30 am - 3:30 am
9:30 am - 3:30 am
9:30 am - 3:30 am
9:30 am - 3:30 am
9:30 am - 3:30 am
9:30 am - 3:30 am
9:30 am - 3:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Tetuan, 12, 28013 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 915310081
Serving traditional Spanish food since 1860, the restaurant is mostly famous for its bacalao (cod).

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centro

Neighborhood Profile
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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