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Casa Labra

#192 of 8,833 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
As featured in Living Madrid and 2 other guides
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Calle Tetuan 12, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 31 00 81
09:30 - 03:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 03:30
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is in this place where socialist party was founded secretly while there still was a dictatorship in Spain. I would recommend to have a "tapa de bonito" or "tapa de bacalao" on one of the tables outside as it can get pretty crowded. It is nevertheless worth the visit as its part of the history of Spain as we... More 

Thank Oscar M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Casa Labra is a mustEAT in Madrid, is traditional and you can find there a delicious Croquetas of bacalao Jamón.

Thank Cori A
Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife was doing what she does best shopping!! So I went for a stroll and came across this little Oasis, with lots of people stood outside drink wine, beer, sherry, there was also a large queue waiting to be seated in the restaurant and a queue for the bar always a good sign. There were a number of waiters... More 

Thank Buzzer21
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113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Once you have a little piece of tuna, cod, and croquette (starters) plus a beer (very low quality draft for €2), it's already €10, so yes a croquette is 1€, but you'd have to order 2 of each, if these were not just fingerfood appetizers. And the breaded cod pieces were thin with big bones, so be careful. Considering these... More 

Thank Joel M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Glorious beer, wine and tapa bar in top location at Puerta del Sol. Prices are very reasonable for the tapa bar section. They also run a restaurant in the saw place with different pricing. Main topic here is cod fish (bacalao), in tapa bar as well as restaurant. For tapas you may have to wait in line (right entrance). For... More 

Thank Castledoc
Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Skip-less taberna in the heart of Madrid. This place is a classical opened since 1860 and packed every single day. Their speciality is the Croquetas de Bacalao for an Euro, having it with a glass of Bermú is a must. Highly recommended!

Thank Ali N
Kingston, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Casa Labra is an institution located near Puerta del Sol and next to the Corte Ingles. Most of the time there is a line to purchase fish croquettes and generous pieces of fresh fried codfish. Once that is done, you go to the bar and purchase your drink; then go to the tables outside and eat in the open while... More 

Thank AJS-NY
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

This place has history. Nevertheless the vermouth is simply the best. It's always crowded and seems to be popular with both locals and travellers.

Thank kacmeifucan
Brussels, Belgium
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We went there twice when we were in Madrid. There is always fresh bacaloa fish and delicious vermut. In the weekend there are no place to sit because of the fresh fish and its central location.

Thank Fufush
Rodez, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Didn't know it existed, but he number of locals queuing and standing outside meant we had to have a go. Historic.

Thank ken r

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:30 - 03:30
09:30 - 03:30
09:30 - 03:30
09:30 - 03:30
09:30 - 03:30
09:30 - 03:30
09:30 - 03:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Tetuan 12, 28013 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 915 31 00 81
Serving traditional Spanish food since 1860, the restaurant is mostly famous for its bacalao (cod).

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Staying in Centro

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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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