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#607 of 5,501 Spanish in Madrid
#1,024 of 10,307 Restaurants in Madrid


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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4