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La Dolores

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Plaza Jesus 4, 28014 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 29 22 43
11:00 - 02:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A bustling tapas bar in a great old building an easy walk from Prado and Thyssen. There is a very wide selection of tapas on the Spanish-only menu, and the wait staff (at least ours) are not able to translate, so best to bring a "tapas decoder" or interpreter. Generous portions, good wine reasonably priced.

Thank Boarding_Group_4
Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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295 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

After a tapas tour, we felt brave enough to try a tapas place without a guide. Found this in Rick Steves guidebook and were encouraged by the reviews on this site. From the get go, we felt very unwelcome. After seeing three tables (of Spaniards) order a plate of white anchovies, olives, and chips, I smiled and pointed to a... More 

1 Thank sjc43
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

There are hundreds of places for Tapas and Beer (Cañas) in Madrid but La Dolores is different. This place is very popular among locals which is not a Tourist Trap. You will find many local college students and young executives that enjoys Tapas and Cañas after a day of work. The Tapas are of excellent quality and many types. Prices... More 

Thank Reinaldo A
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Arrived somewhere between 8:00-8:30 pm on a weekday night. Good vibe in place. Relished all the tapas we tried: a few jamons, smoked salmon, cod. Reasonable prices, good energy, definitely recommend.

Thank EBfromMontreal
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Recommended this to a colleague and his wife on their first visit to Madrid and they returned 3 or 4 times on their weekend break. My brother thoroughly enjoyed the Mahou beer & the tapas

Thank musket16
Catania, Italy
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199 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Very characteristic place specialized in all types of tapas (but no vegetarian option unless upon request), a duty to explore the culinary traditions of the city. What a pity that sit is hard.

Thank Giuseppe C
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

It is the classical Madrid place to go for a tapas and a glass of wine or beer. It never fails since it does only offer one thing: good food, variety and excellent service. This is the kind of place you want to relax after work or after a long day doing tourism in town.

Thank ricforspain
Toulouse, France
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

A bar that should not be missed in Madrid. Great Mahou draft beer and good white wines. Probably the best "boquerones en vinagre" of the city. Also you can find a good selection of canapes and great Serrano Ham.

Thank Toulouse1965
Bristol, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We just had a drink here, although the tapas looked great! The décor was interesting, with lots of German-style beer tankards on the shelves. Great atmosphere, buzzing with life.

Thank Logo4
Verona, Virginia
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187 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Great spot from around the turn of the century and it shows. Beer, and wine....and awesome, though limited tapas. The ice cold white wine here is classic, and truly dry. Only one kind of draft beer, Delores. Divine olives and anchovy skewers. Anchovies on top of potato chips...go figure. Fabulous. Ham sandwiches are the most moist you will find anywhere.... More 

Thank Cindy F

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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
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Jesus 4, 28014 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Huertas
  • Neighbourhood: Huertas
  • Phone Number: +34 914 29 22 43

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Huertas

Neighbourhood Profile
Also known as Barrio de las Letras, Huertas was once home to prominent literary figures, Miguel de Cervantes and Lope de Vega among them. The neighbourhood is committed to celebrating its rich heritage: Calle Huertas itself is inlaid with quotes from celebrated authors, street names pay homage to them, and second-hand bookshops pervade. Huertas receives a fair amount of spillover from the center — side streets around Plaza Santa Ana take on a foreign party atmosphere at night, and you always see young backpackers navigating the streets — but as you descend into the neighbourhood, everything becomes a little more cramped and slightly less refined, and takes on more of an underground feel. Live music is at the heart of Huertas: by night, its subdued bars are ideal for meeting friends, sipping cocktails, and chatting quietly while enjoying jazz or singer-songwriter performances.
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