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La Descubierta

#459 of 8,913 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
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Calle Barcelona 12, 28012 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 32 97 56
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:30
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Absolutely my favorite bar around Sol! :) always bring everyone there... familiy and friends! Very lovely food and good prices. The staff is also nice..

Thank Sina G
Madrid, Spain
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Nice and good tapas, cosy atmosphere and a lot of choice, only the service took a little too long, but the food made it perfect!

Thank Soooooooff
Irvine, California
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here and could not finish what we ordered. The tapas are huge, at least double the size of any other place I have been to. The quality is good, not the best but very good for the money. The service is friendly and accommodating.

Thank drillerdoc
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We visited this restaurant twice during our time in Madrid. It had the nicest staff, awesome drink prices, and delicious food! The tapas that accompanied the drinks were the best we received in Madrid. If you order food, know that the portions are huge!

Thank Erin S
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I Had the Chicken & Papas. Delicious. The chicken was moist and potatoes soft. I come here a lot on Madrid trips. It is always very good. Friendly staff. Ask for the English menu.

Thank ringram56
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Very good food and Very good service in a typical Spanish Restaurante . We sure return and invite everybody to come. Pisto manchego con huevo is very good.

Thank Miguel M
Red Deer, Canada
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415 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

This is a great spot to come when you just wanna sit at a nice table outside and have some good food in a relaxed atmosphere. We've been here twice over two different trips to Madrid, and have been very happy with the food and service here. They serve a good selection of traditional Spanish tapas, along with some really... More 

1 Thank LazyRose
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

very kind staff, delicious tastes/sangria/paella! Traditional spanish music & mood! Highly recommended!

1 Thank Bálint D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

We visited Madrid the week before X-mas 2015 , our first visit in Spain. It was a very nice surprise and an important part was the food and restaurants much better than expected. We reached La Descubierta by chance and we were lucky. In so many regards is was much better than what we visit in Los Angeles. One problem... More 

1 Thank Horia P
Bremen, Germany
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

this place is great, the value for money is stunning the food is excellent, and the personell is super friendly!

Thank koile

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Barcelona 12, 28012 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 915 32 97 56

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centro

Neighbourhood Profile
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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