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La Bola

Calle Bola 5, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 47 69 30
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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“stew” (49 reviews)
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Spanish, Soups
$$ - $$$
Calle Bola 5, 28013 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I went on Sunday 20th of Jan to celebrate my birthday with 20 people (majority of them non Spanish people). The entire experience was great! We loved the amazing cocido and amazing service from the people that work there. I would recommend it to everybody...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 1988raquel
Reviewed 5 days ago

I found the waitstaff a bit abrupt, and the food was good but did not live up to all the hype I had read on the web. My husband and I found other 'local' places to eat traditional food in Madrid which were as good...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank P5595ZGheatherc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a diner after a working day. The personal was really not pleasant. The food was between horrible and just acceptable. Don't try this restaurant.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank francisl346
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excited to dine here after all the reviews (don't forget cash, dishes are about $25). Many locals recommended this as the place to eat Cocido the local stew. We had it only once before La Bola. We arrived to a lovely little corner restaurant sharing...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AnnieB2304
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

We were suggested to visit la bola for the traditional Madrilen cuisine. We didn’t like it and we found it was also pricey. Will definitely not visit again.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Anastasia L
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

We came to La Bola on a Sunday for lunch, as our hotel concierge recommended. There was one waiter working in the front room so he was really busy. But courteous. We had a dish of chopped spinach which had raisins in it. An interesting...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank alremotemail
Reviewed November 19, 2018

I called the same day to make a reservation and I was accommodated. It was a normal Monday and the place was very busy. They put my companion and me in a room in the far back of the restaurant, which was OK. Although I...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank carriedo
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

La bola restaurant is a very good semi hidden restaurant near to Puerta del Sol and Plaza de España. Good Cocido Madrileño, tapas and local wines. Pay a visit during lunch time and have a quiet nice nap!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Oscar D
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

This is a really friendly lunch restaurant, the staff are very helpful and the food is simple, traditional and delicious. Nice wines served with lunch menus.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Rick C
Reviewed November 4, 2018

the food was excellent very traditional, locate at the old historic neighborhood. great atmosphere. the staff very symptomatic an help us to choose the plates.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Angela L
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December 30, 2016|
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Response from carlosm1951 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. I seriously doubt. It gets pretty crowded. Best to contact La Bola directly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$34 - US$55
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Bola 5, 28013 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Austrias
  • Neighbourhood: Austrias
  • Phone Number: +34 915 47 69 30
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