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La Carboneria

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Calle Coloreros 5 | 28013, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 54 67 27
12:30 - 16:30
19:30 - 00:30
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19:30 - 00:30
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Homestead, Florida
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were just walking around and decided to stop by this place where were serviced by two excellent guys, courteous and nice. Loved the food

Thank midiferny
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just dropped in accidentally to this place. Could not make our choice (5 of us wanted to have 10 different meals). Finally we followed the waiter advise which turned the best option for us! I have to admit we have received one of more best tapas in Spain! Cava, Muscles, cheese brie with jam canberries were just perfect!

Thank s_ndorr135
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We visited this place thanks to Nico and Adrian, and we spent nice time there. I can tell that we need workers like them, so guys if you are reading this...you will easily find a job in Split/Croatia ;)

1 Thank Tonka S
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161 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Great little restaurant with good service and great dishes from Spain. We had raciones from different parts of Spain that were served with great local wine and to be able to sit outside in October on a lovely warm evening enjoying the company and food such as jamon iberico, pulpo galleta and mejilliones was fantastic. Highly recommended!

Thank Nigel M
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97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this restaurant as we were headed for Plaza Major and knew we wanted to avoid eating there. We had white wine and 3 tapas to share. Albondigas wonderful as was the Brie on toast with Jan. The grilled artichokes were just ok. Good wait staff and nice atmosphere.

Thank JandR711
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Service was good, the sangria was good, the location is excellent, but the paella was mostly only rice and had almost no seafood in it at all! It was mostly rice, with the very least amount of seafood that you could put into the dish and still call it a paella and not just a bowl of flavored rice.

Thank Brian1105
Schwetzingen, Germany
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived after midnight when many other restaurants around suprisingly started to close. Here we got some drinks and ate some very good Tortilla, maybe the best we had so far in whole spain. Nice location and friendly staff, nothing to complain about from our side.

Thank Stefan K
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is situated on one of the small street near the plaza mayor. Very good atmosphere to take a cold beer or cold sangria with some fresh tapas. The dishes are good and tasty. The service is like it should be, fast, attentive, smiling with good advises. The prices are little bit expensive for tapas. Anyway you can enjoy... More 

Thank דוד ב
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stumbled upon this restaurant and are we glad we did!it was the best food we had during our 5 day stay in Madrid.we shared a gazpacho with bread for starter and then I had the paella and my boyfriend the octopus .we also ordered a hug of sangria.the food was incredible,the atmosphere of the restaurant rustic... More 

Thank ana S
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

We spent ages looking for a place to eat in the evening and by chance came across La Carboneria. The food was tasty and packed with flavour, the sangria was the best we've had so far in Madrid. Nico, our waiter, was funny, welcoming and recommended various bits and pieces. Overall a very merry night was had here!

Thank bumblealfie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$17
Mediterranean, Spanish
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:30 - 16:30
19:30 - 00:30
12:30 - 16:30
19:30 - 00:30
12:30 - 16:30
19:30 - 00:30
12:30 - 16:30
19:30 - 00:30
12:30 - 16:30
19:30 - 00:30
12:30 - 16:30
19:30 - 00:30
12:30 - 16:30
19:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Coloreros 5 | 28013, 28013 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 913 54 67 27

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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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