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Casa Labra

#154 of 8,129 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you want fancy and touristy don't come here. If you want Madrid and tapas this is your place. Famous for tapas de bacalao (fresh battered cod) and croquet de bacaleo ( COD croquettes) don't bother deviating from these items unless it's fish (fresh tuna). Every mouthful was fresh and delicious. Staff lovely, friendly and helpful. Drinks menu ok- limited... More 

Thank AWilliams1978
Melbourne Australia
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530 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Together with a group of colleagues attending a conference in Madrid i spent an hour in this famous old bar just a couple of minutes away from the busy Ouerta del Sol. There is busy ba area and behind is a small room set up with tables for people who want a bit more comfort for eating and drinking. The... More 

Thank MelbourneOztraveller
Madrid, Spain
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very old Bar in Madrid, Ok. It carries a part of the political History of the Country (the Spanish workers socialist political party, PSOE, was founded here), Ok. The quality of the food does not appear to stand behind the name anymore, greasy beyond reasonable limits, it's just not "that" good.

Thank Flying t
Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

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.

1 Thank Clare_sa_Speir
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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.

1 Thank Ricardo D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 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 July 5, 2016

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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309 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

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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20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 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 

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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 have gluten-free options?
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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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