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La Descubierta

Calle Barcelona 12, 28012 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 32 97 56
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“paella” (10 reviews)
“tapas” (24 reviews)
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Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Calle Barcelona 12, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the best tapas bar in Madrid, not only because of the quality of their products but for their good service and their dishes to share. I had a tasting platter that came with 12 tapas (all the tapas they have). It...More

Thank Gonzalo Agustín B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited la descubierta yesterday and were welcomed very friendly - service is very fast and thoughtful. We were offerd some tapas on the house which were Amazing. Loved the atmosphere. Would definitely recommend!!

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was ok, maybe it was the company i had but we had a great time, the service was very good, and they give you for every time you order two cañas, food.

Thank Homero G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There was very huge queue when we came to this place. It was Saturday. But we decided to wait. This place is very popular. There are a lot of people. We liked the food and personnel.

Thank Evgeniya S
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

A lovely restaurant on a narrow cobbled road. Recommended to me by a friend who lived in the area for a while. Perfect spot for sipping sangria, eating tapas and watching the world go by. Good prices and authentic food and atmosphere. Well worth a...More

Thank HannahDarb91
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

After seeing some good reviews about this place, I have decided to try it out and it did not disappoint. Good food - large portions, friendly staff and great atmosphere. Even though there were no tables when we arrived, they showed us to the bar...More

Thank Joanna J
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

We believed from the critics inTripadvisor that it would be good but it was the worst of our nights out in Madrid. 1. The same menu with Malaspina—> same boss—> cheap prices 2. The staff was rude—> three times they asked us to BRING US...More

Thank Maria P
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for tapas while wandering the streets of Madrid for the evening and ended up there the whole night! Great food menu (in English too if, like us, your Spanish is somewhat lacking) and the staff were really friendly helping us decider what items...More

Thank Ross M
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

After a disappointing visit to La Pulperia de Victoria nearby, we were delighted with our visit to La Descubierta. The service was exceptionally efficient and friendly. We were presented with a tasty tapa as soon as we sat down. The waitress kept an eye on...More

1  Thank pgbDublin
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for our last night in Madrid based on the reviews. At first glance this pace appears to be pretty run of the mill tourist trap but the quality of the food and service is a cut above. The four of us ordered the...More

Thank JediFox
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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11:00 a.m. - 2:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 a.m.
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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