Celso y Manolo

Calle Libertad, 1 28004 Madrid Spain Map
Average price €27.00
8,9 /10
386 reviews
680 reviews
Cuando uno se acoda en la imponente barra de esta taberna, uno lo hace también en la historia de Madrid. Durante casi medio siglo, los hermanos Argüelles, Celso y Manolo, despacharon en su bar de la calle Libertad cocina hecha con honestidad y mimo. Tras su jubilación, Carlos Zamora se hizo con el local, indultó la barra y acometió una espectacular reforma del local que lo convirtió en una de las tascas más bonitas de Madrid a golpe de referencias vintage.

En la carta se apuesta por un tapeo ilustrado, con platos que ya son hits como el chuletón de tomate que, ojo, sabe a tomate de verdad. También son destacables su ensaladilla rusa o sus rabas, hechas a partir de calamares llegados de Santander. Con un atractiva carta de vinos bio, también hay una apuesta decidida por el vermut, otro superviviente de tiempos pasados que vuelve a estar de actualidad. Es el mejor homenaje posible a la noble tradición de tascas madrileñas. Celso y Manolo no podían haber tenido mejor relevo.

Son obligatorios los postres con sabor del norte, como la tarta de queso pasiega o los frixuelos con manzana.

Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
€27.00
(average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)

Drink prices

  • €2.75
    Bottle of mineral water
  • €2.25
    Glass of wine
  • €15.00
    Bottle of wine
  • €19.00
    Bottle of champagne
  • €2.25
    Coffee
Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

How to get to the restaurant Celso y Manolo

How to get there?

  • Public transports
    Metro Banco de España (L2)

Opening time

Comida: de 13:00 a 15:30 (todos los días)
Cena: de 21:00 a 23:00 (todos los días)

Services

Fabulous
8,9 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
  • 10
    127
  • 9
    98
  • 8
    75
  • 7
    39
  • < 7
    47
Food
9
Service
8,9
Setting
8,5
Value for price
Correct
Noise level
Moderate
Waiting time
Fast
39/386 reviews
Frederick S.
(1 review)
Average Rating
5,5 /10
Food
4
Service
8
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 18 Jun 2019
Food was disappointing despite attentive service and a nice vibe to this spot. Wouldn’t return.
Jennifer N.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 27 May 2019
Great food, friendly service. Unfortunately the lunch at Mercado de la Paz earlier in the day made me feel a bit sick so I didn’t get to eat as many treats as I hoped.
Jennifer C.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 7 May 2019
Food, atmosphere & staff were outstanding in every way. One of the tastiest meals I’ve had anywhere!
Christine H.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 7 May 2019
Lovely meal, great choice, great service, great value
Moses M.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 6 May 2019
Gracias
Betsy K.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 2 May 2019
The restaurant is charming, loved being there.
Andrea R.
(1 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 24 Apr 2019
Carta curada y bien de precio
Jessica H.
Foodie
(19 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 5 Apr 2019
We booked Celso y Manolo for lunch on a Friday and had a lovely afternoon. The food was delicious and the serivce was attentive and friendly. A really nice place, I highly recommend it.
Marton K.
(1 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 1 Apr 2019
Best tapas in Madrid - loved it!
Liliana E.
Conqueror
(8 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 7 Jan 2019
Great restaurant, excellent food and the service is superb!
I eat there regularly and I’ve never been disappointed
I highly recommend this restaurant
Yuval S.
(1 review)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 4 Jan 2019
The seating is not comfortable
Fernando C.
(1 review)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 13 Dec 2018
Good food and great price. Local spot
Esperanza L.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 14 Nov 2018
Gorgeous food in an easy, attractive atmosphere. Loved it and have already returned.
Rose R.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 27 Oct 2018
Waiters very attentive and polite. Great food and wine for a reasonable price. Would definitely come back.
Cecilia K.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
4 /10
Food
6
Service
2
Setting
2
  • Meal date : 17 Oct 2018
Was seated poorly
Serve was very delayed
Food was average
Waited for 45 min for steak tar tar- that doesn’t even have to be cooked!
Never going back.
Bruce G.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 10 Oct 2018
I have been to Celso y Manolo twice last year so on a layover in Madrid I decided to make reservation for a third time. It was as good as I remember and we enjoyed it so much. This place is small so make a reservation. The food And service are always excellent.
Thanks again for a great meal.
Jenny W.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 5 Oct 2018
Great cosy restaurant. Wonderful vibes and some creative food
Francesc G.
Foodie
(19 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 29 Sep 2018
Great place.Tasty food, nice service.
Lucrecia A.
Conqueror
(6 reviews)
Average Rating
7,5 /10
Food
8
Service
6
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 21 Sep 2018
Great place good food!! Waitresses are very kind, but service is slow.
Aaron J.
Conqueror
(8 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 17 Aug 2018
One of my favorite restaurants in Madrid. Consistent and delicious with a very Madrid atmosphere. They have an English menu to make it easy when entertaining friends from out of town. The vermouth on tap and tomatoes are a must every time. Highly recommend it.
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