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Seafood Traditional

El Barril de las Letras

9.3/10
1430
C/ Cervantes, 28, 28014 MadridSee map

Average price €28

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  • Average price €28
  • American express Welcome
Ostra plana de la Ría de Arosa. (En temporada) Uds
€4.8
Almejas finas a la sartén al punto picante
€29
Gamba blanca de Huelva, cocida o parrilla. (Ración
€39.5

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Reviews

9.3/10
Excellent1430 reviews
9.4/10

Food

9.3/10

Service

9.1/10

Ambience

9-10

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  • Mario B.
    Mario B.

    October 1, 20221 review

    10/10

    Best meal I had in Madrid. That is something to say because almost all meals were fantastic. Service was above excellent. A place not to be missed.

  • Debra P.
    Debra P.

    September 30, 20225 reviews

    7.5/10

    It is a quaint romantic restaurant with efficient service, but not necessarily friendly. The paella (rice with seafood) was fine - nothing too special, as was the tomato salad. I believe there is too much competition for this restaurant to shine.

  • Olja Z.
    Olja Z.

    September 25, 20221 review

    2/10

    We’ve booked this restaurant for 7:30pm and arrived half an hour earlier as we were hungry. The hostes was ultra rude and did not allowed us to pass the entrance door since our reservation was at 7:30pm. The restaurant was empty with only 2 tables occupied and has a bar. We were happy to sit at the bar and have a few glasses of cava but she wouldn’t have it and turned us away! There are plenty of very good restaurants in Madrid and I strongly suggest you look elsewhere like we did that evening. In fact- a very good restaurant just around the corner called La Entretenida is where we went. The food is amazing, service brilliant and the plenty of good Spanish wine to choose from.

  • Gonzalo C.
    Gonzalo C.

    September 21, 202227 reviews

    10/10

    muy recomendable

  • Robert G.
    Robert G.

    September 16, 20223 reviews

    5/10

    Our dinner was just barely OK. The sole was undercooked, skin not crisp at all and absolutely no taste. The sea bass was a little better, having at least a tomato and herb flavoring. The dessert was not a chocolate souffle as advertised, just a 1990's lava cake which I would never have ordered. The expresso was so bitter as to be undrinkable. No one ever asked if we enjoyed any portion of the meal until we were nearly out the door. Without a doubt our worst meal in Madrid.

  • Andrea V.
    Andrea V.

    August 22, 20221 review

    10/10

    Vanessa was amazing and very hospitable. The food and ambience were fantastic.

  • Antonella c.
    Antonella c.

    August 3, 20229 reviews

    9/10

    Ottimo

  • Elyse S.
    Elyse S.

    July 5, 20227 reviews

    10/10

    Charming place with great wine and delicious seafood. The selection was excellent and they have a wide variety of fish and shellfish. It is also a place that is open before 8 - a boon to those of us who like to eat earlier.

  • Vera M.
    Vera M.

    June 13, 202219 reviews

    8/10

    Nice restaurant. The food was okay but a little bit expensive. The sea bass was cooked fine. The salad was very busy and needed a little bit more taste. The location is very good for anyone visiting the Museo del Prado. The ambience is nice but they need to turn on their AC… it was very hot inside the restaurant and due to that we were not able enjoy our meal. The service was nice too.

  • Marianne D.
    Marianne D.

    May 21, 202222 reviews

    10/10

    Prima restaurant, ik kom er altijd terug.

  • Aino T.
    Aino T.

    May 15, 20221 review

    10/10

    Great seafood and good service. Loved it!

  • Silvia D.
    Silvia D.

    April 30, 202243 reviews

    7/10

    Pedimos varios platos de pescado que estaban buenísimos. El arroz con bogavante estaba salado

  • Samantha P.

    April 25, 20222 reviews

    8.5/10

    Cuisine excellente et service chaleureux ! A recommander

  • Åsa A.

    April 15, 20221 review

    3.5/10

    Urdålig service ur alla perspektiv. Att behöva be om allting, inget intresse från servicen att ex ge förslag på vin etc. Totalt ointresse för oss gäster.

  • Sunil V.

    April 14, 20228 reviews

    10/10

    This was the best restaurant we went to during our 5 days stay in Madrid. Great for pescatarians. Food was excellent and the service friendly and impeccable. Este fue el mejor restaurante al que fuimos durante nuestra estancia de 5 días en Madrid. Genial para los pescatarianos. La comida era excelente y el servicio amable e impecable.

  • Darlene S.

    April 14, 20221 review

    10/10

    This restaurant was a delightful end to a wonderful trip to Spain. The service was gracious and the meal was my favourite of the entire trip. The sea bass is highly recommended.

  • Raf H.

    April 7, 20222 reviews

    7/10

    Reasonable food but not very special (artichokes and gamba’s in garlic), a little bit on the expensive side. Service was good, nice restaurant.

  • Davide M.

    April 6, 20222 reviews

    10/10

    GREAT seafood and fish!!!

  • Monika T.
    Monika T.

    March 29, 202224 reviews

    10/10

    El Barril nunca defrauda! Como siempre servicio y comida excelente

  • Katya P.

    March 27, 20222 reviews

    10/10

    Beautiful restaurant away from busy touristy streets. Great service by Geri waiter from Bulgaria. She was very nice and gave us great recommendations. First we got olives with olive oil and small salad from octopus in olive oil. It was so delicious we could just stop there. Perfectly cooked and seasoned. We split another dish with octopus and potatoes. It was another great dish, we all loved it. Potatoes were little over salted but not too bad, but octopus was melting in the mouth. Geri recommended white wine and artichoke we all enjoyed both.

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Opening time
Open today

Monday
01:00 PM - 01:00 AM
Tuesday
01:00 PM - 01:00 AM
Wednesday
01:00 PM - 01:00 AM
Thursday
01:00 PM - 01:00 AM
Friday
01:00 PM - 01:00 AM
Saturday
01:00 PM - 01:00 AM
Sunday
01:00 PM - 01:00 AM

How to get to the restaurant

C/ Cervantes, 28, 28014, Madrid, Spain

Directions to get there

City center, Museo Thyssen,

About the restaurant

"El Barril is a classic, one of the most prestigious restaurants in Madrid in the Salamanca district. Now if you like its excellent product and love to get out of the center of the city, you have a new option with the same quality: El Barril de Las Letras.

Taking its name from the neighborhood in which it is located, El Barril de Las Letras is a modern venue, decorated with a vintage style where white predominates. In addition to its trademark prestige, is the menu in which quality fish and seafood prevail.

Venture to try a Denia red prawn, monkfish with black tripe, or the creamy rice pudding... you will be left fascinated and eager to go back, not to mention the charm of your environment. Reserve your table!"

Features

, Seafood platter, , Good for groups, , Romantic, , Christmas, Christmas and New Year, , , Father's Day, Mother's Day, , , Travelers' Choice 2020, Valentine's Day

Services

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You can reserve the restaurant for a private event (Max. 30 people)

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