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El Barril

#518 of 8,826 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Barrio de Salamanca
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Calle Goya 86 | C/ Goya 86, 28009 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 78 39 98
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13:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:30
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 20:00 - 00:30
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Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ask for percebes with Alborinho wine and enjoy! Other "fruits de mer" from Galicia are also fresh and really good prepared. Classical interior and little bit snobby service, but you find tasty and not very expansive place with mostly seafood orientation, but also Jamon lovers enjoy here a lot. Book in advance, because locals come here for lunch and dinner... More 

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kontich
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Excellent food, fish, tapas & of course very expensive shelfish; noisy but that is normal when you eat at the bar or at small tables;

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grupo-oter, Propietario at El Barril, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment and for having visited us armand g. We are glad that you have generally enjoyed a good experience in our restaurant and hope to see you again soon. A warm greeting and thanks for trusting in Oter Group More 

London
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We had a team lunch. The service was very good (it could be because they knew one of our team members well as she is a regular there), but they really provided very good service. The quality of the food was very good, we had one of the specialities "arroz caldoso de marisco", the flavour was really good. We shared... More 

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grupo-oter, Propietario at El Barril, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment and for having visited us worthy23. We were happy to see that you could try several dishes and they were all good and tasty. We hope to see you again soon in any of our restaurants, a cordial greeting and thanks for trusting Grupo Oter More 

Vienna, Austria
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The restaurant is very good and every dish is prepared on site, actually one can see it being prepared. We were there only for "tapas", they were excellent! The wine served was also good. It is not a cheap place. It is place to go back for sure! The only backslash is that people eat and trow the paper napkins... More 

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Thank Beatriz M
grupo-oter, Propietario at El Barril, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment and for having visited us Beatriz M. We are glad that your experience has been so positive and we hope it will continue to be so in future visits. We hope to see you again soon, a cordial greeting, and thank you for trusting Grupo Oter More 

Madrid, Spain
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Disappointing meal after the other good reviews. Good anchovy starters but boring main course fish. Service efficient but not a smile or any interaction. Not cheap but probably fine if you don't want to be bothered by the staff.

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grupo-oter, Propietario at El Barril, responded to this review

thank you very much for your comment and for visiting us FarnhamBorderTerrier. We regret that the final experience was not quite perfect and work on the mistakes that tells us to never repeat them in the future. A cordial greeting More 

Community of Madrid, Spain
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70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We've been here many times, yes, prices are high but the food is delicious, start with a Ventresca salad and follow it up with Arroz con Bogavantes for two and a good bottle of Albariño wine or champagne...

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Thank lkng4fun
grupo-oter, Propietario at El Barril, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment and for visiting us. We are pleased that from enjoying their experience and good rice with bogavante. We hope to see you again soon at one of our restaurants, a cordial greeting More 

Durban, South Africa
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

My concerns around the freshness of the seafood was allayed with every dish served. We ordered just about every starter on the menu and shard between the two of us and it was most pleasant. The variety was good as was the preparation. The only dish that we did not enjoy was the crab ... it was served cold and... More 

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grupo-oter, Propietario at El Barril, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment and for visiting us Sajit K. We are glad that your experience has been positive and that usually enjoyed in our restaurant. We will also consider all that tells us to improve it in the future, a cordial greeting. We hope to see you soon again More 

Globe
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our lunch at El Barril after a morning at the Prado. It was a weekday and many of the patrons were well-to-do business people. This is truly a seafood place so you should go with their strength. My clams (and their broth) were the best I've ever had--and I go to Maine every year so I've had a... More 

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158 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Good to enjoy excellent fish at a very convenient area of Goya. Nice atmosphere and good service. Recommendable.

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Thank Plus_Ultra_2013
grupo-oter, Propietario at El Barril, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting us and tell us . We are pleased that it has been a positive experience and you enjoyed our fish . We hope to see you soon again , Best regards More 

Madrid, Spain
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55 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

I had many times in Madrid rice with lobster but never as good as in this place. A part from that they have very good seafood. Staff is friendly and by ordering a beer at the bar you get a small "pincho"... usually salmon. For a family, couple of business lunch, this place is the perfect place... if you are... More 

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Thank Chirla33
grupo-oter, Propietario at El Barril, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your visit and leave a comment. We are pleased that it has been the best rice with lobster that has been tested and we hope to repeat again soon ! Sincerely, thank you very much for your comment so positive , we hope to see you soon More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 16:30
Monday
13:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:30
Tuesday
13:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:30
Wednesday
13:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:30
Thursday
13:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:30
Friday
13:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:30
Saturday
13:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Goya 86 | C/ Goya 86, 28009 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Barrio de Salamanca
  • Neighbourhood: Barrio de Salamanca
  • Phone Number: +34 915 78 39 98

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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 Barrio de Salamanca

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Barrio de Salamanca
Broad, tree-lined avenues with pretty streetlights frame the neighbourhood of Barrio Salamanca. With beautiful condominium buildings that make up most blocks in this area, this part of town is refined and quiet. It is also host to a few of the city's large shopping avenues, including Calle Serrano and Calle Jose Ortega y Gasset. A walk down these streets will reveal upscale chains, small boutiques, and plenty of opportunities for shopping or checking out the stylish displays. The locals here are polished and fashionable, the atmosphere is leisurely, and the lush Retiro Park on the southern border is yet another opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. A stroll through Barrio Salamanca is all about admiring the beautiful architecture, window-shopping, and people-watching in this upper-crust corner of Madrid.
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