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El Centro

#426 of 4,707 Restaurants in Prague
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mala Strana (Little Quarter)
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Maltezske namesti 293/9 | Mala Strana, Prague 118 00, Czech Republic
+420 257 533 343
12:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this place after a friend recommended it to us. The food was very good, fairly different than mexican food. I would have to say this one was probably better. Well done

Thank Jana r
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Bad Abbach, Germany
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered various tapas: Nachos with guacamole: OK- nothing difficult. Guacamole was satisfied Eggplant topped with Mozarella: OK Mushrooms in garlic: In sum: 2 mushrooms in hot oil with garlic & chili To less ... taste OK Grilled Prawns: 5 little pices of prawns. Not prepared. Not medium grilled- 2 p. been raw. I complain that. They just grilled it... More 

Thank Buchannon M
El Centro R, Owner at El Centro, responded to this review

Tapas are from spanish word "tapar" - to cover. They are just small bits of food to taste. The prawns you compained about were grilled ok, but the black tiger prawns dont change color as the other kind of prawns do. What we did is that we just overgrilled your prawn and such as it was probably quite dry. I... More 

Bali, Indonesia
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was good, service great! Plenty of seafood in paella, prawns were good, big portion of nachos, nice sangria. My friends liked their wine choices and food, so did I.

Thank Paul Francis K
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Dorset, England
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came for lunch and sat in the pretty courtyard. Prague owner but Spanish chef. Excellent tapas and lovely wine to match. Owner and wife (from Guatemala) are very friendly and aim to please. Lovely after walking around the castle area. Thank you x

Thank cinders77
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Singapore, Singapore
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117 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was truly disappointed. Food ok , not memorable as far as the Spanish I've had before. Good central venue in the Old Town. Service by the waitress is very very slow. I wouldn't rush back but wouldn't run away either.

Thank globetrotter2301
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A bit hard to find restaurant in the city center but it was worth it. Very nice staff and the food was good. Mind you, comparing this food to anything you would find in Andalucia would not be fair to this place and considering that finding good Spanish food outside of Spain is near to impossible, then El Centro will... More 

Thank MrArroyo2U
Landstuhl, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 April 2017

It's always nice when myself, my husband and three kids really enjoy their meals. The paella and sangria were amazing. Staff was nice and food came out quick. My kids ate tacos and we shared lots of tapas. I would eat here again the next time I visit Prague.

Thank CinSal2017
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Thank you for you review. We are happy that you and your kids enjoyed More 

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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Nice tapas stop on way from Prague Castle to Lennon Wall & Kampa Island. We stopped here for a bite to eat mid-afternoon, staff were v.friendly and accommodating, food was nice & tasty, authentic 'tapas'. Overall a pleasant experience and good value too.

Thank Rob C
Prague, Czech Republic
1 review
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

I have come here with my girlfriend and I can say that We really enjoyed a lot! We have started with the langostinos al ajillo they where delicious after the main course the paella with the sangria. It was incredible !!! The paella was so good and big ! For sure we are coming again.

Thank Christian N
1 review
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Had Paella here, it took around 35 minutes for them to cook it. I must say it was worth waiting for it. Delicious. Would love to come back to Prague just to have Paella from here again😘 Keep it up!!

Thank Shuaib M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, Spanish, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Maltezske namesti 293/9 | Mala Strana, Prague 118 00, Czech Republic
  • Location: Europe  >  Czech Republic  >  Bohemia  >  Prague>  > Mala Strana (Little Quarter)
  • Neighbourhood: Mala Strana (Little Quarter)
  • Phone Number: +420 257 533 343
Typical family spanish restaurant, where spanish cooks prepare for you the best of spanish specialities. There is a great variety of tasty tapas for a snack. If you fancy proper lunch or dinner we offer you variety of meat, fish and seafood dishes. You can try our paella which is famous for delisious taste or marinated pork "Cabezada". Our spanish waitter will help you to choose the best wine to acompany your meal. If you want to experience real spanish ambiente in Prague El Centro is place to go.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Mala Strana (Little Quarter)

Neighbourhood Profile
Mala Strana (Little Quarter)
Malá Strana is one of the oldest and the most beautiful neighbourhoods in the city. Nestled underneath Prague Castle it was once a part of the Kings route taken by future kings on their way to coronation - originating in the Old Town, crossing Charles Bridge and leading to Saint Vitus Cathedral. Cobblestone streets are lined with picturesque medieval houses, remarkable palaces, churches, kitsch shops and restaurants. Do not hesitate to turn a corner into any narrow street. You will suddenly find yourself in a calm and charming neighbourhood full of hidden gardens, parks with peacocks, fruit trees and ponds. As the neighbourhood is a home to Czech Parliament and many ministries, you can also run into well-dressed officials. If you are thirsty or hungry, it is the right place to be. Restaurants offer delicious traditional food and of course, the best Czech beers.
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