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#1,207 of 9,158 Restaurants in Madrid
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed March 14, 2024

Waiter was rude, and in a massive hurry. Luckily I had already decided what we wanted to eat, but had no time to discuss with my husband. However the food was excellent and the price reasonable. I don't expect a waiter to tell me off...for sitting at a table that front of house had already guided me to. One dish we had with black pudding & apple sauce was my favourite in our 4 day trip to Madrid. Perhaps a victim of it's popularity. Try when not so rammed.sMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed November 27, 2023 via mobile

Vibrant place, can be a it busy and packed but it is a testament of the lovely experience of the place. Food was great although the pulpo already has potatoes so don’t order extra patatas or you will be stuffed. I just wished the waitress...warned us that we have already ordered enough potatoes. This is the only negative comment, everything else is good. Toilet is in basement. There are some tables in basement but stay on street level if you can.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed September 11, 2023

We went into this little place as it was packed and looked good, it turned out to be utter chaos. The staff had no idea what was happening or where the food needed to go. We waited so long for the food that we ended...up walking out and having to find somewhere else to eat at 11.30 at night. We will not be returningMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 24, 2019

My friend and I spent a week in Madrid and ate here three times. It is full of locals and has a wonderful atmosphere. The food is super and the lovely waitress was so thoughtful in guiding us through the menu...I think we got it...right by the last day👍👍👍 have absolutely no hesitation in recommending and the Albariño wine is divine.....More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

We liked the look of this place from the outside with its tiled bright exterior. Inside it's beautifully decorated 'old style' with lots of tiling and photos of bull fighters with a large bulls head on the wall. We ordered 2 cana small beer and...were given a free tapas of paella. It was good flavour and the beer was nice a cold. There's limited seating round the bar and then tables for people wanting to order meals. We were only after a drink so didn't try any of the food to be able to comment. But for the interior and the nice paella if I was back in the area I'd certainly try the food.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed May 19, 2019

This place was a little gem. We ate the best asparagus that we've ever had, and we both ordered cod dishes that were excellent. We loved the tilework and classic Madrid ambiance, and the people were wonderful. I'll confess we'd had trouble finding a good...restaurant in Madrid. There are so many options and we'd had OK food, but nothing special until this. Sadly, we found La Chata on our last night in Madrid or we'd have been back.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 16, 2019 via mobile

Visited La Chata with my family. This is truly an authentic family run tapas taverna. The menu and the way things are done have not changed for some time it seems. That would have been ok if the food was great and the venue pleasant....But sadly it wasn’t. It was mediocre at best (with a clear exception for the deep fried cod which was fantastic). It is still a charming old fashioned taverna (in dire need of a touch up), but with all the serious competition in the same street this place needs to up its game quickly.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 20, 2019

This is one of the best tapas places I experienced in Madrid. It's in the Cava Baja street where many other restaurants and bars are located. You can bar-hop all night, but be sure to make a stop in La Chata. You can stand in...the bar and ask for a "cañita" (small glass of beer) and you'll also get a complimentary small plate of tapas, one plate for each caña you order! Best deal ever. Don't expect anything fancy, very simple and traditional, this is exactly the charm of the place! I was there in May and they had the calendar for all San Isidro festival bullfights, so cool!More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed February 21, 2019 via mobile

A must visit when coming to Madrid. A lovely welcome and a chilled bar with good prices and appetisers. Will be back on our next Madrid visit!

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed November 26, 2018

The experience at the bar/restaurant was brilliant. The place itself is quirky, full of charm. We took the tapas plate and a bottle of wine and we were amazed by both, the tapas are classics but extremely well made, and reasonably filling. We would absolutely...come back for more.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere- full of locals enjoying tapas and drinks! Good service and tasty mixed tapas. Would come again!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

We loved this place. The traditional tiles adorning both the out and insides of this charming place gave it a really retro feel. The restaurant part is entered through a tapas bar, whose counter divides the space in half. It was thronged on our arrival,...so we opted for the 'seated' section. The food was simple but very well cooked; fried eggs on thinly sliced potaoes with calamri, delicious, dessert was leche frita. The waiting staff were great, so friendly and helpful. We were made to feel very welcome. A lovely experience.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Great ambience, good food, friendly service, reasonable prices. Lots of bullfighting pictures everywhere. Enjoyable evening out here.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

On a recent short trip to Madrid we found this restaurant when the taxi driver recommended the street to us for good places to go. The waiters were friendly and quick, the tapas and mixed meat/cheese platters great to share and the atmosphere relaxed and...informal. The walls are adorned with photos of Matadors and bull fighting -apparently they eat here after the matches/events. Definitely would recommendMore

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Great service, good priced drinks. Great atmosphere and extremely friendly staff. We only had drinks here but service was amazing with continual filling our plates with nibblies.

Date of visit: July 2018
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4