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“Traditional tapas bar”
Review of La Trucha - CLOSED

La Trucha
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Huertas
Reviewed January 15, 2013

Came upon this tapas bar in central Madrid, although one of our party had been before, many years ago. Very busy in the evening, but we enjoyed ordering a selection of tapas, and eating them whilst standing at the bar. The tortillas were exceptional and you could see them being made in the kitchen immediately behind the bar.
Very friendly and helpful staff.

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Thank Moz278
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

La Trucha is just off the popular Plaza de Santa Ana and is next to one of Hemingway’s regular drinking haunts while he was in Madrid – Viva Madrid.

The food at La Trucha is fantastic. The smoked seafood selection, served on bread, was a highlight. The selection ranges from anchovies, salmon, caviar and as you would expect, trout (trucha). The pimientos du padron were delicious. The wines including a verdejo and rosado, matched the food superbly. Reputedly La Trucha serves the best tortilla in Madrid, which we enjoyed on our first visit but didn’t try elsewhere to compare.

The ambience is tavern-like with lots of interesting knick-knacks covering the arched walls. There are three choices for eating and drinking – at the bar, seated inside or enjoying the summer warmth seated outside under the umbrellas.

The staff were very friendly and on our third visit gave us a complimentary range of tapas to try, something different from what we had been ordering.

We went to a number of tapas bars in Madrid but this was the pick, hence spending three of our last five nights in Madrid eating and drinking there. Great food, great wine and friendly staff - highly recommended.

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Thank Draycott14
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

I had been before on several occasions and knew it would please my family. It did not disapoint.
We had a good selection of tasty tapas including the fried battered sliced aubergines ( BERANGINAS)
WE also enjoyed several glasses of Mahou beer and their house wine. Coffee and brandy
finished off a very enjoyable and relaxing meal.Try it and enjoy. P.S. plenty for vegetarians.

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1  Thank AVH555
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

I ate here with a friend in October 2012. We decided to go on in a whim, while walking by and seeing how many locals were eating here.

The food was mediocre - I had the impression that they were skimping on our portions, which were considerably smaller than similar dishes for which I had paid less money at other restaurants. My friend ordered a veal steak but said that it was poorly cooked and came out much tougher than veal should be.

On top of that, the service was a little slow, but because it was a busy night perhaps that's understandable. On the positive side, we ate inside, which was very attractively decorated and nicer than sitting outside. That turned out to be the strong point of the place. I wouldn't go back, just because there are other places which are better.

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Thank Berliner10405
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

We visited this restaurant after a morning shopping. It is located close to Santa Ana Plaza. We sat outside and didn't worry about the extra charge. The starters we had were truly magical, a hard Spanish cheese (this was the half portion), peas with bacon and fried aubergines. We followed this with veal and chicken served with garlic potatoes and green peppers. Nice but not as outstanding as the starters had been. I wish we had been able to fit in a second visit.
It cost about 70 Euros and was the most expensive meal we had but well worth it.

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Thank Bluefinch59
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