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Casa Labra

#186 of 8,663 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
+34 915 31 00 81
9:30 am - 3:30 am
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 3:30 am
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Glorious beer, wine and tapa bar in top location at Puerta del Sol. Prices are very reasonable for the tapa bar section. They also run a restaurant in the saw place with different pricing. Main topic here is cod fish (bacalao), in tapa bar as well as restaurant. For tapas you may have to wait in line (right entrance). For... More 

Thank Castledoc
Tehran, Iran
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Skip-less taberna in the heart of Madrid. This place is a classical opened since 1860 and packed every single day. Their speciality is the Croquetas de Bacalao for an Euro, having it with a glass of Bermú is a must. Highly recommended!

Thank Ali N
Kingston, NY
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265 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Casa Labra is an institution located near Puerta del Sol and next to the Corte Ingles. Most of the time there is a line to purchase fish croquettes and generous pieces of fresh fried codfish. Once that is done, you go to the bar and purchase your drink; then go to the tables outside and eat in the open while... More 

Thank AJS-NY
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has history. Nevertheless the vermouth is simply the best. It's always crowded and seems to be popular with both locals and travellers.

Thank kacmeifucan
Brussels, Belgium
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

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.

Thank Fufush
Rodez, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank ken r
Wallasey, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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!

Thank Zwinbawie
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.

Thank Balzac51
Sydney, Australia
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, 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: +34 915 31 00 81
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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