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Review of La Catedral

La Catedral
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Ranked #859 of 10,440 Restaurants in Madrid
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Centro
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Absolutely awful.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

We ate at this restaurant on our last night in Madrid, as we wanted to try some authentic tapas. As there were a few locals at the bar seemingly enjoying their food we thought this would be a good choice.

We ordered Patatas Bravas, which was tasteless, and just roast potatoes with some pink sauce poured over. This was followed by shrimp and monkfish croquettes which were cold in the middle, a mixture of spanish meats (very greasy) and fritters that were still frozen inside! The staff seemed to treat tourists differently to locals, and were not apologetic at all for the poor quality of the food. There are so many restaurants in Madrid to choose from, please don't waste your time or money here. I would have given this 0 stars if I could.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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The Woodlands, Texas
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Stop in and eat!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

Great restaurant and great service for the weary traveler and sightseer. Great salad with goat cheese and beef brochette. Highly recommend

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Kilkenny
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good atmosphere, Great Food and value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

Very close to city center (Sol only 2 minutes away). We saw the menu during daytime and returned later, the place was buzzing and we had to be seated downstairs, much quieter but enjoyable none the less. They have a great 3 course menu for €16.90. We had 4 courses with bottle of wine for 2 people, total cost €46.50. The food itself was excellent, fresh and plentiful. Very good service. Would highly recommend.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great night”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

We had a great night in this bar, really friendly staff & the tapas were very good. We returned the following evening & had a lovely meal in the restaurant which was excellent value.
The decor in the bar is what draws your eye when you walk past, but the bar staff keep you there.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thibodaux, Louisiana
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456 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“It is better to look good than to feel good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

This is just a cool place to hang out in near the epicenter of Madrid. It is a close walk from everything and feels like a world away from home. (if your home is in the United States).

Food is fine, plus it is just a neat place to grab a drink by the bar. The architecture and design of the building makes the food, drinks, and company feel that much better.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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