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“Pleasant Place to eat Outside”

Restaurante Lateral Santa Ana
Ranked #1,124 of 12,140 Restaurants in Madrid
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
Reviewed November 3, 2013

Had been at Lateral in 2012 and had eaten inside. This October we tried the terrace instead. A beautiful evening in mid October made me love the food even more. This place offers good honest tapas in the classic sense. You will not be surprised and will find the food good. The service is precise, efficient and well run. This was a perfect setting for our first evening in Madrid after our overnight flight from North America. As a bonus we only had to walk a 100 meters from our hotel to get there.
It is honest tapas but lacks the flair of trendier tapas places like Vi Cool and others not far away.

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Thank Boubou60_12
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

The best Tortilla I have had was here, it was very soft, fresh and delicious. I also tried jamon and Brie and the Beef with brie, both on a slice of bread. I also tried the avocado salad which was a bit like Nacho's gone wrong, but very nice...just not what I expected!

I went alone and with friends, it was very busy when we went, so it was quite hard to get service and a table, but with two floors and outside seating it is not surprising they get so busy! The food came quickly, and the menu is extensive with lots of choices. It is quite dark inside, with candles and moody lighting, so would be great for a romantic tapas style meal! The prices are very reasonable which is not expected as it appears very modern inside!

A lovely discovery!

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Thank Hannah F
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

My wife and I heard about this place from our friend and absolutely loved it. The mojitos were amazing, the food was great, and the restaurant was a very cool place. With two floors of indoor seating and plenty of patio seating, there is an ambiance for everyone. I definitely recommend paying Lateral a visit if you are in central Madrid.

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Thank Ryan P
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

It was our first night in Madrid. We completed our transatlantic flight that morning so we were not in the best frame of mind. Lateral was recommended by the hotel as a good tapas place not too far (10 min walk) from the hotel. It was busy, the food was decent and the prices OK. They have this funky little device on the table that calls for the waiter or requests the check depending which button you push. The service was fast but not friendly. The food good but to great. Met our needs for a first night place to eat but not a place I'd go back to if given the choice.

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Reviewed October 21, 2013

The food here is good but not exceptional. The best part is the Plaza if, weather permitting, you can sit outside. It's a leafy plaza with a lot of activity. Just have a beer or a glass of wine and some tapas and watch the world go by. While the food here is good the main reason to come, in my opinion, is for the location.

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Thank steve r
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