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La Taberna del Capitan Alatriste

#153 of 9,066 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
La Latina
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Calle Grafal 7 | Calle Grafal, 7, Madrid, 28005 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 66 18 83
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 20:00 - 00:00
Tue - Sun 13:00 - 16:30
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Munich, Germany
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We chanced upon this restaurant as we were looking for dinner one evening. Steaks on another table looked good, so we stopped and were glad we did. We all had a different meal - steak, lamb chops and lamb shank - and all were well cooked and delicious. The sides - roasted red peppers, salad and big, chunky fries -... More 

Thank sueguinane
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We came upon this restaurant by chance and it looked quite busy but thankfully we asked for a table. The menu was varied to suit everyone. We chose gazpacho followed by 2 mains of salmon and lamb chops. They were perfectly cooked. Amazing flabours. Delicious vegetables. We shared a chef made dessert of filo pastry and cream custard. The service... More 

Thank Heather L
Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is decorated to look like Madrid in the years (1600s) that Capt. Alatriste would have lived there (from the novels by Arturo Perez-Reverte). Food is good (and pricey). Service is excellent. Had hoped to see Perez-Reverte there, since I think he owns the place, but no luck. Neighborhood filled with restaurants and little bars. A pleasant walk.

Thank Scott A
Highland Park, New Jersey
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2 reviews
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Someone recommended this place since the place we really wanted was closed . Nice decor, attentive service and good and uncomplicated food are the key features of this restaurant. The only turn off was that the only available area for siting was outside and there were people smoking. We would have preferred to be inside and sit with the staff... More 

Thank causita2016
Bethesda, Maryland
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78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We enjoyed our first dinner in Spain at the Taberna. The food was good - some of it was very good. The steak needed to be sent back for more cooking (they like their steak VERY rare in Spain apparently), but it was tasty. The bread was excellent.

Thank Shelley K
Telford, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Nice traditional Taberna. Starters of Gazpacho and House salad were mixed. Gazpacho was good, House Salad was same old boring undressed salad you can get anywhere. Certainly NOT worth €12.50. Please can restaurants who want to charge premium prices for a simple salad at least serve ripe tomatoes. The meal was rescued by the next course. Suckling pig was totally... More 

Thank jimworcs
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

So we found this and were hungry. The food - especially the fish - was wonderful but there was not much WITH the fish, and there is no doubt this place fancies itself. Its waiters were smart and its prices were high. Worth it as a one-off special visit.

Thank PShil
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140 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived rather late, after 10.30pm. Lovely food, perfect setting, great waiter. Would go again and recommend it highly. Everything felt just right.

Thank DorCologne
Zurich, Switzerland
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

From our arrival onwards the entire service was of the highest possible quality. Straight away we were offered appetisers, the hosts David and Aitor provided an utterly excepcional service, their attitude cannot be topped. The pork suckling was extremely juicy, the predecessing starters of green pimentón and gazpacho were amoung the best meals served on our pan-Spain tour. This restaurant... More 

Thank Elijah T
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Slightly hidden away but a true hidden gem in La Latina quarter of Madrid, not far from Puerta del Sol and the Mercado San Miguel. They have a large below stairs room for big groups. Very accommodating and helpful staff. Food is simple and traditional Spanish, excellent quality.

Thank toxjock

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$64
Spanish, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:00
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Grafal 7 | Calle Grafal, 7, Madrid, 28005 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > La Latina
  • Neighbourhood: La Latina
  • Phone Number: +34 913 66 18 83

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in La Latina

Neighbourhood Profile
La Latina
La Latina is a charming neighbourhood with two unique personalities. At first glance, it’s distinctly old-world, with narrow streets weaving a maze among charming stone buildings in sunny, bright colors like yellow and pink. The other side of La Latina is characterized by a young population and a bohemian vibe, as evidenced by a dynamic and evolving selection of new bars, shops, coworking spaces, and other businesses popping up in the area. In the northern part of the neighbourhood, the Cava Alta and Cava Baja streets constitute the tapas center of Madrid, where each age-old restaurant serves up distinctive specialties like huevos rotos and patatas bravas. Locals have come here for generations to while away hours over drinks and tapas with friends. On Sundays and public holidays, the streets to the south of La Latina metro station transform into a giant open-air market full of locals sifting through tent after tent of art, apparel, and antiques. Any day of the week, the intriguing blend of the traditional and the hip make the streets of La Latina worth exploring.
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