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“A very traditional Spanish restaurant, but nothing exciting.”
Review of Posada de la Villa

Posada de la Villa
Ranked #131 of 11,460 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $64 - $79
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: La Latina
Description: The Inn of the Villa is a restaurant located in the center of Madrid, in the first Old Inn of 1642. It has a traditional Madrilean style cuisine with some specialites: The Roasted Lamb in Wood Oven, The Madrilean Pot, Meats, Fishes and typical desserts of the city. It offers an extensive wine list and a valet parking service.
Reviewed July 20, 2013

Had dinner here tonight.

Classic Spanish décor and very polite and attentive service.

They have an asador, so the house speciality is cordero asado, so, as they say " A donde fueres, haz lo que vieres".

As we have noticed with many establishments this year, they padded the bill, which never happened on any of our many previous stays in Madrid over the years.

The recommended house wine we ordered (a Marques de Riscal blanco ) was listed as 11,50, but when the bill arrived we were charged 16,00 euros.

The other night we were charged for three coffees instead of 2, (not here) which is quite noticeable when there are only 2 of you!

Perhaps it is just a sign of the times.

It niggles, but it doesn't seem worth haggling over, we just simply adjust our tip accordingly!

There was nothing wrong with the meal, but nothing to get excited about, either.

One gazpacho, the lamb for 2 (42,00) water, wine, 2 sorbets (6,80 each) and coffee came to 94,00 euros.

It ticked the box of eating in a traditional Spanish posada.

I have discovered some much more interesting and less advertised places this year, such as La Mi Venta, where I had one of the best meals of all my trips to Madrid so far!

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Reviewed July 6, 2013

We have been to this restaurant twice for lunch on different visits to Madrid. Plan on a long, filling and awesome meal. The lamb, veal steaks and hen are all amazing. Service is very good. A great experience.

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

This place is a bit of an anomaly. It's very popular, so the waiters don't 'have' to be nice to you, but the service and attention is excellent. The roast meats are good too, and it's fun to see them cooked in a giant oven right in the middle of the restaurant, which dates backs centuries and was once a hotel. Great place.

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Reviewed May 10, 2013

We ended up here by chance, as our intended destination was closed for renovation. First impressions may be a little confusing: is this a typical traditional Spanish restaurant or a tourist trap? Given that it is located in the heart of the restaurant area, it could be either. But in the end we gave it the benefit of the doubt and enjoyed a good meal, in traditional style. All very typical stuff, but one or two tempting excitements: snails in a delicious sauce, arroz with rabbit. Good fish dishes. All served in a place with a good traditional atmosphere, and cheerful, if also traditional service. Plenty of red wines to choose from, but fewer interesting whites, almost all Spanish. That's normal Madrid. Worth a visit, and at €150 for three people, three courses and a bottle of wine, good value.

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Thank Buffshot
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

We were on the top floor and it a stunningly restored building - a great place to have lunch. there were a lot of spanish families there which is a good sign and overall the food was nice. we had the red sausages and padron pepper, both tasty without being outstanding and then the lamb to share - it was good but not historic.

wine list was great if you like rioja and very well priced. I would recommend it.

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Thank GlobalStu
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