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Casa Labra

#181 of 8,483 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Centro
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Calle Tetuan 12, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 31 00 81
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9:30 am - 3:30 am
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 3:30 am
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Brussels, Belgium
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there twice when we were in Madrid. There is always fresh bacaloa fish and delicious vermut. In the weekend there are no place to sit because of the fresh fish and its central location.

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Rodez, France
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't know it existed, but he number of locals queuing and standing outside meant we had to have a go. Historic.

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

History was made here on the 2nd May 1879 with the formation of the PSOE (Spanish socialist party), and it appears that the bar has not changed since. Wonderful traditional bar with the best croquettes de bacalao in Madrid. The bacalao are pieces of crispy cod, deep fried in batter served on wooden cocktail sticks at 1.35 euros each, fantastic... More 

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Ft. Worth
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99 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Always very busy. It is a place to stop to have a glass of wine and beer. The tapas selection is limited, but need to try the cod fish tapas. Really good!

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Santa Barbara, California
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85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

A vermouth and croquettes de bacalao makes a great tapas stop on our tapas crawl. Great food and drinks at reasonable prices.

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Sydney, Australia
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

If you like croquettes , fried cod and beer and don't mind standing up outside in a crowded footpath you must go to Casa Labra! In fact, you should go to Casa Labra anyway because it is one of those iconic places in the heart of Madrid ( off Sol) which depicts the essence of Madrid living.......a little breather in... More 

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Chicago
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240 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

As our first dining experience in Madrid, we stopped here for a snack and tried the infamous Cod Croquettes as well as the Chorizo Bocadillos. The croquettes were really good and for someone like me to say that (who isn’t a seafood fan), that speaks loads. The bocadillo was a little less impressive b/c of the hardness of the bread.... More 

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

cheap, authentic sea food , worth queieng , tables always full. Read the reviews, not easy to find , so we asked the ,policeman.. cheap tasty food.😊

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Hong Kong
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20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Tried the cod and croquettes - nothing wrong with either but we had better croquettes at casa lucio in la Latina. The cod was nice but honestly nothing special. Mercado San Miguel had just as good. The smell inside was very off-putting.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

We liked the Bacalao and Empañadillas and loved the Cañitas cheap and very good quality very popular with the locals

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 3:30 am
Monday
9:30 am - 3:30 am
Tuesday
9:30 am - 3:30 am
Wednesday
9:30 am - 3:30 am
Thursday
9:30 am - 3:30 am
Friday
9:30 am - 3:30 am
Saturday
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: +34 915 31 00 81
Description
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
Centro
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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