We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Try the Imperial menu”
Review of El Cosaco

El Cosaco
Reserve with
El Cosaco is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #2,588 of 11,193 Restaurants in Madrid
Cuisines: Russian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: La Latina
Reviewed March 29, 2012

Within walking distance of the Plaza Mayor in central Madrid, El Cosaco is in a quiet little square with tables outside if the weather's favourable. I liked this restaurant because it had ambience, small and comfortable with tablecloths and candles, it exuded cosiness. The food was excellent. The menu ranged through fish and meat dishes, semi-international in character with overlays of Spanish traditions.
We had the set Imperial Menu at €78 for two, giving a cold smoked fish and caviar starter then two different steak dishes, one in a sauce and the other a Stroganoff, followed by dessert and coffee. It was all beautifully cooked. The wine list was reasonably priced and the set menu ended with coffee and a drink on the house.
There are many good restaurants in Madrid and probably many just as good as this, but if you want to be reasonably certain of good food and in cosy surroundings, this is it.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Snookoafc1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (169)
There are newer reviews for El Cosaco
See the most recent reviews
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

10 - 14 of 169 reviews

Reviewed May 30, 2011

We just wandered in here as every other place was very crowded being a Saturday afternoon. Menu seemed limited though we are not familiar with Russian fare. Had the beef stroganoff and chicken Kiev. Beef stroganoff consisted of three meatballs with rice, and the chicken Kiev was one small piece of deep fried chicken stuffed with (?). It was accompanied with green peas (canned) and potatoes that reminded me of those matchstick potatoes in a can. Really awful. It was as dry as real matchsticks and tasteless. Would have been better to have a boiled potato instead. Also tried the chicken consomme with piroshki as a starter. It was a cup of tasteless chicken broth and a mini mini sized piroshki. All for 3+ euro. Menu prices in general, however, were low for Madrid, but we did not fancy this sort of cuisine. Locals were quite satisfied as far as I could tell so it must be quite popular.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank paris_1204
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 19, 2009

I live 200 M from this restaurant. The food is ok, even "good" but it's not great Russian food, its also not cheap. If you want Russian and are in the area its fine, atmosphere is pleasant, service is good, menu interesting, but nothing worth going out of your way for. I also lived in Moscow for 3 years so I am familiar with Russian cuisine.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank mkafilm
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
Mojacar
325
Reviewed April 18, 2008

Good Russian food for Madrid. If you have the big bucks you can order a small tub of baluga. €

Thank A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual contributor and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile
Google Translation

Thank Martinocho123
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed El Cosaco also viewed

Madrid, Community of Madrid
Madrid, Community of Madrid
 
Madrid, Community of Madrid
Madrid, Community of Madrid
 
Madrid, Community of Madrid
Madrid, Community of Madrid
 

Been to El Cosaco? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing