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El Brillante

) #7,697 of 9,114 Restaurants in Madrid $$ - $$$ , Mediterranean, Spanish
Plaza Emperador Carlos V 8, 28012 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 28 69 66
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  • Excellent11%
  • Very good22%
  • Average21%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible33%
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Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish
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Plaza Emperador Carlos V 8, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A busy afternoon, but this is Spain not France! We managed to order drinks within two minutes of sitting down outside and the drinks came promptly - starting with 5 stars. We waited for 45 minutes to order food and another round- subtract 2 points...More

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a few months ago for a group traveling to Madrid. I received confirmation via email and reconfirmed before our visit. Then, two days before our departure for Spain, I received an email from them saying they were sorry but they could not accommodate...More

Thank SamuelAdamsEdin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I used to be a local. These days I come to Madrid 2-3 times a year. In my opinion the bocadillo de calamares (speciality from Madrid no one should miss) is the one. It might seem expensive at €7.50... but, in return, you get a...More

Thank ERomero13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went in for early breakfast and waiter was not having a good morning. He did not even look at us and there was no one else in the place. When we asked him for help he gave us some attitude. He must have thought we...More

Thank jknows
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

This is a great spot for what they specialize in. Stick to the bocadillos, croquetas, tortillas, and other such staples. They have an extensive menu because they are on the main drag so they throw the net out. If you order a pizza from here...More

Thank DrigoTC
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Skip this place. Overpriced tourist trap. Cold churros. Surly, unfriendly service, manly from disgruntled middle aged men who need a shave. All with the enthusiasm of football fans whose team just lost. Typically, the floor is piled with trash around the edges. Do yourself a...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Sadly this is yet another tourist trap selling overpriced, poor quality food. There are 2 entrances. One opposite Atocha station and the other near the Reina Sofia art gallery. We only had coffees with purros and chocolate. The coffee was the worst we had in...More

Thank dalton1skiing
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Do not hesitate to have some tapas opposite Atocha railway station. This an average bar, quite known though. The terrace is somewhat noisy because of the traffic. The food is average as well but gives the client an overall view on typical Spanish tapas. The...More

Thank Gonzalo M
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

In April 2017, I stayed in the "60 Balconies Urban Stay" apartments, which was opposite the Atocha hub metro station (the metro station is back-to-back to the regional "Atocha-Cercanias" (Cercanias = Commuter), as well as very near the Sofia Reina Museum. This is also a...More

Thank MoPekoe
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Seems like a good spot to stop in on the way home for a beer and some late night munchies. The calamari baguette seemed to be the most popular.

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Paseo del Prado
The area around the elegant Paseo del Prado boulevard
is much-visited by both locals and tourists. The
world-famous Prado, the Reina Sofia, and the
Thyssen-Bornemisza museums form a triangle of art and
culture that spans this grand and beautiful avenue. On
weekdays, the Prado Museum opens its doors for free
after-work hours, drawing a diverse and excited queue
of art lovers that wraps around the block. Palacio de
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:30 - 00:30
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Emperador Carlos V 8, 28012 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Paseo del Prado
  • Neighbourhood: Paseo del Prado
  • Phone Number: +34 915 28 69 66
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