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“Not for me!”

Restaurante Lateral Santa Ana
Ranked #466 of 10,780 Restaurants in Madrid
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Huertas
Description: El restaurante Lateral ubicado en la plaza de Santa Ana, en el madrileno barrio de las letras, abre sus puertas en el ano 2008. Es el quinto restaurante que Lateral abre en Madrid, y lo hace con la intencion de trasladar su particular oferta gastronomica a una de las zonas con mas vida en la capital y mas transitadas por el turismo.Disenado por el interiorista Inigo Well, al igual que los de Fuencarral y Arturo Soria, es posiblemente uno de los restaurantes mas bellos en la plaza de Santa Ana, en el que destacan su impresionante fachada tallada en madera y una decoracion interior que hace pensar que puedas estar mas en tu propia casa que en un restaurante del centro de Madrid.El restaurante dispone de varias zonas con unas algo mas de 40 mesas distribuidas entre la planta baja y la planta sotano, y se ha convertido en uno de los mejores restaurantes con terraza en Madrid.Horario de cocina: ininterrumpido de domingo a miercoles desde las 12.00 a las 24.00 horas y de jueves a sabado hasta las 01.00Horario de local: de domingo a miercoles desde las 12.00 a las 24.00 horas y de jueves a sabado hasta las 02.00
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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375 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“Not for me!”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

Reading the reviews on here and in guide books expected something a lot better.

Decor was too bright, clientel looked bored with each other and seemed to lack conversation - tables were very close together - no atmosphere at all. Bell on table to attract waiters, or ask for bill etc. Novelty, but did not make the place any more exciting.

Food was tasty but nothing special, and wine good, but prices reflected that. The waiters seemed to be running around a bit chaotically.

Probably nice to sit out on terrace, but other bars on the square offer that facility.

Would not go back at all!

  • Visited March 2013
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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“great balance between food, deco and ambiance”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

fashionable spot, great tapas, good atmosphere. Good locations. Try the spanish omelet. No reservations, always packed.

Visited January 2013
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Gdansk, Poland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Not very cheap, but really good food & atmosphere”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

This is one of our favorite places in Madrid…we always eat here every time we are in town.

The decoration is really nice and the place is clean (not to mention the location in Plaza de Santana where the center of Madrid’s night life is).

You will certainly find cheaper places to do “tapas” but this one is worth it…try the “Ternera meatballs” (one of my favorites) and/or the tomato based cold soup “Gazpacho” if you happen to be there in the summer time.

The place is normally crowded and they don’t take reservations so you may face a few minutes wait time, we have never waited more than 10 minutes though.

Can wait to go back there!!

  • Visited April 2012
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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Good location, but not much else”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

On arrival, Lateral had all the right attributes. Nice decor inside, bustling and lively. The food and service really let this place down. I guess the waiters and kitchen feel they have a captive market, but I think the tourists will wise up to this one. There is plenty of better tapas around.

  • Visited March 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Great value for money”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

Located on the Santa Ana plazza, this modern restaurant offers a wide choice of tapas. These are really good and relatively cheap. Service is ok. Last but not least, there is a nice terrace, perfect when sunny!

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